Ticket #1975 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

VBox Manager Window - Unviewable after detaching External Display

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



  • 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


  • 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:


  • 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.


  • 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 12 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to GUI/multiview

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by poetzsch

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

Fixed long time ago.

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