Ticket #2211 (closed defect: fixed)
Mac Leopard Spaces sometimes causes VirtualBox window to disappear entirely
|Reported by:||poulsbo||Owned by:|
|Host type:||Mac OS X|
This has happened to me a few times. I don't have simple reproducible steps since I really try to avoid this as much as possible. When it happens I have to force quite VirtualBox and deal with potential data loss and disk corruption.
Steps go roughly like so though:
- Start up VirtualBox (in my case running XP SP3 on VirtualBox 2.0.0 on Mac Leopard 10.5.4 with Spaces running), launch XP SP3 guest in normal window mode (not fullscreen, not seamless).
- Now do something that makes Spaces auto-switch over to a different workspace. Voila -- the VirtualBox window is gone and cannot be recovered. Alt-Tab at this point shows that the Mac thinks the VirtualBox app is hidden, but it can't be unhidden. Now to proceed you have to force quit VirtualBox.