VirtualBox

Ticket #1975 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

VBox Manager Window - Unviewable after detaching External Display

Reported by: amagine Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI/multiview
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Mac OS X

Description

Scenario:

  • Laptop (or any Mac OS X Computer) connected to external display as Dual Head.
  • VirtualBox Manager Window is located completely inside external display
  • VirtualBox Shut Down
  • External Display disconnected

Defect:

  • Laptop (or any Mac OS X Computer) launches VirtualBox --> Manager Window is unviewable and located outside Host Display. No way to capture Manager Window into Host display.

Current Fix:

  • Shutdown VirtualBox
  • Manual Edit of Window Position
  • setting for VBox is HERE:

~/YourHome/Library/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml

  • Open this file in TextEdit or whatever fav. editor..

Look for: <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastWindowPostion" value="-1240,372,770,550"/>

  • Edit Negative Values to Positive.

Fixes:

  • Add Window to VirtualBox MenuBar to maintain OS X UI Consistency and allowing for Minimize and Zoom. Zoom should re-establish ManagerWindow to Host screen.

Addition Fix:

  • Script to check OS X Screen Area on VirtualBox Manager Window Launch.
  • Read <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastWindowPostion" value=
  • Confirm or re-write value to match viewable area.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to GUI/multiview

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by poetzsch

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

Fixed long time ago.

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