Ticket #8075 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Seamless mode gnome menu issue

Reported by: sfranzyshen Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 4.0.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by michael) (diff)

Hello, I am having a problem with gnome menus, (application, places, system) displaying when I'm in seamless mode and any of my guest windows have the focus. The menus highlight when clicked but do not display until I put the focus back on one of my Ubuntu windows, or click an empty spot on the desktop to move the focus back to the host. I have noticed mouse overs work, and the menus accept the click and change colors, just no menu appears.

I have tested and found this problem present with an XP guest and a Windows 7 guest, both of which have the latest guest additions. I have tried turning the visual effects off. I can't find anything to remedy the problem, besides turning off seamless mode.

Change History

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 9 years ago by Perryg

Probably a duplicate of #7422

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 9 years ago by stfloris

Replying to Perryg:

Probably a duplicate of #7422

I don't know if it's useful, but I have solved the problem disabling the "Auto Capture Keyboard" in Virtualbox <File-Preferences-Input>.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by mcirillo

Similar issues using Vbox 4.2 on Mint 14 cinnamon. Seamless mode creates focus issues over multiple monitors. When the VM is selected you cannot open host menus from task bar. It also creates issues when programs prompt for password and taking a screenshot.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by Adrianx64


I have the same problem using Host Gnome-shell 3.12 and Guest W7. I have to switch the applications (Alt+tab) to restore the windows that disappeared.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by michael

  • Description modified (diff)

Adrianx64, I think that is a different issue which should be fixed by now. Please try a current test build<1> to confirm.


comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by aeichner

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

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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