Ticket #6765 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Cannot access WinXP taskbar in fullscreen (Ubuntu x86_64)

Reported by: Roejames12 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.0 Keywords: windows xp professional fullscreen taskbar cannot access
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: other


When I put Windows XP Professional into fullscreen mode, I no longer have access to the taskbar. When I hit the exact pixel that the taskbar starts at, my cursor switches to my Linux cursor and I have no access to clicking onto it. This happens with mouse integration, and not when the VM catches the mouse on it's own, and you have to press the host key to release it. I tried disabling the absolute pointing device, and that did nothing to fix it.

This problem does not happen in Windowed mode, and I am unsure if this problem also exists running Ubuntu as the guest, or any other OS's as the guest.

Host: Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64 (using KDE) Guest: Windows XP Professional SP3 with ALL updates, and latest version guest additions installed

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Roejames12

Effects in seamless mode also untested.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by Roejames12

I did some testing, and the exact same happens in a Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit guest, so I assume this is not guest OS specific..

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by Roejames12

I think I might've just encountered this in WINE when using fullscreen. My KDE taskbar is set to autohide, this may be causing issues with programs using fullscreen, or may even be an issue with KDE itself. This never used to be a problem with VirtualBox though, so I assume it can still be fixed here.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 3.2.8.

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