Ticket #7490 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Problem, desktop refresh on guest doesnt work, seamless mode

Reported by: fwalther Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI/seamless
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.8 Keywords: draw, refresh, windows
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows


Spec: Host: Win 7 x64 Guest: Win XP x86

Hello Bugtracker-Team I have a problem since the last update with the refreshing of the desktop on my guest. That means that I can "draw" something on the screen with my open windows. Printscreen should explain...



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Change History

Changed 5 years ago by fwalther


comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by gf

Same problem here with WinXP Pro 32bit host and Ubuntu 12.04 32bit guest.

My workaround is to refresh my desktop every 3 seconds or so by running a vbscript on my host.

Dim w 

w = 3000 '3 seconds

Do While True
	WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell").Run "%windir%\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters", 7, True
    Wscript.Sleep w 


However, every time the rundll32.exe is executed, the mouse pointer changes to hourglass for a brief moment; so this is not really a solution for the problem.

Last edited 3 years ago by gf (previous) (diff)
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