Ticket #2175 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

Restoring VM in Seamless mode make misposition for "Windows panel"

Reported by: axet Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI/seamless
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

Host: Fedora 9 with two gnome panels on screen upper and lower. Guest: Windows XP with Start button panel and task area (standard)

After restore VM from save state stored in Seamless mode windows panel (start button) placed above lower gnome panel.

To fix press Host+L twice.


VirtualBox Seamless.gif Download (7.6 KB) - added by Tibitaebi 10 years ago.
screenshot.jpeg Download (107.6 KB) - added by targon 10 years ago.
Note that the view is not centered on the window.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from guest additions to GUI/seamless

Changed 10 years ago by Tibitaebi


comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by targon

I see the same problem on kubuntu intrepid ibex (with KDE 4.1.2) as host and Windows XP as guest.

After restoring a VM from saved state in seamless mode, all guest windows are displayed with an "offset", i.e. the view I have on the underlying Windows desktop of the guest is not exactly the respective application window, but shifted a bit. So I see a bit of the Windows XP background picture above each window, and the last centimeter of each window is missing.

Mouse clicks go through to the correct place.

The workaround described by the original reporter doesn't work for me.

Rebooting the guest clears the problem.

Changed 10 years ago by targon

Note that the view is not centered on the window.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by axet

The workaround described by the original reporter doesn't work for me.

because my host is LINUX! :)

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by l3575

Virtualbox 2.02 shows a similar bug under both ubunto 8.04 and 8.10 beta. When restarting a stored windows xp vm in seamless mode the underlying window overlaps the gnome panels and and the xp windows are cut off at the top. This does not seem to occur when both top and bottom gnome panels are default but will occur when either top or bottom panel is set to autohide or deleted. Repeated pressing of hostkey-l will eventually rectify the display.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by malte

I can confirm this too with XP guests on various Gentoo hosts. Applies to 2.0.2 and 2.0.4. The guest's taskbar overlaps the host's (KDE) panel. The offset between the seamless window's region and its content first occurred to me yesterday with 2.0.4 and *seems* (not sure yet) to be fixed by updating the additions to match the VM version. The panel problem is not fixed though. I've had overlapping panels before with 1.6.x versions when KDE was compiled with xinerama supported - even when not actually using xinerama. W/o xinerama, 1.6.x behaved correctly.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by malte

Forgot to mention: for me the panel bug is *not* limited to restored VMs. Happens with freshly booted guests, too.

comment:7 Changed 23 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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