VirtualBox

Ticket #5513 (new defect)

Opened 4 years ago

guest machines in seamless mode should be aware of the host's focus

Reported by: madewokherd Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: GUI/seamless
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.12 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description

Guest machines in seamless mode are not aware of the host machine's focus. This creates some odd behaviors.

Example one:

  • Create a virtual machine in seamless mode.
  • Switch to a window in the virtual machine.
  • Switch to a window in the host machine.
  • The virtual machine's window still has its titlebar highlighted, as if it has focus.

Example two:

  • Create a virtual machine in seamless mode.
  • Open a menu in the virtual machine.
  • Switch to a window in the host machine.
  • The virtual machine's menu is still open, even though activating another window would normally close it.

This could probably be solved by creating a hidden "focus is outside the machine" window in the guest and focusing it when the seamless window loses focus in the host.

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