Ticket #184 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Invisible Cursor In Fullscreen Mode

Reported by: sleestak Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.3.6 Keywords: cursor, disappearing cursor, fullscreen
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


Using WindowsXP as the host and Ubuntu 6.10 as the guest machine, my cursor is invisible in fullscreen modes higher than 1024x768. My guest machine (Windows XP) resolution is set to 1152x864. When attempting to run Ubuntu at fullscreen using 1152x864 and the vboxvideo device in xorg.conf, my cursor disappeared but mouse functionality remained. I was able to duplicate the same behavior using the vesa device at the same resolution. I resolved the issue of the disappearing cursor by starting the virtual machine in fullscreen, booting into Gnome, switching to VirtualBox windowed mode, logging out of Gnome and restarting the X this point when VirtualBox regains mouse control the cursor is visible and I can switch to fullscreen resolution while maintaining the visibility of the cursor. After this workaround, the mouse works perfectly.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by grahamt

I get this problem in both Fullscreen and Windowed mode. The suggested workaround doesn't work for me. I was trying to get Ubuntu to run at higher than the highest default resolution of 1024x768.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Please retry with VirtualBox 1.5.2.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by dominik

i ran into the exactly same problem with VirtualBox 1.5.6

i am using windows xp as a host machine and ubuntu 8.04 rc as my guest system.

whenever i start the virtual machine from the command line into fullscreen mode, i cannot see the mouse pointer in the guest system. still clicking buttons works, though i have to guess the mouse position.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by michael

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

This problem should be fixed once and for all in the upcoming version 1.6.0 of VirtualBox.

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