Ticket #8234 (new defect)
Video mode change in client creates a new window
|Reported by:||DawnLight||Owned by:|
Description (last modified by michael) (diff)
This is a repost from Ubuntu's bugtracker (title changed):
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Binary package hint: virtualbox-ose
It appears that when a Virtualbox instance changes its video mode, this causes Virtualbox to destroy its window and create a new one.
If the user has switched to a different workspace in the meantime, the new window will be drawn in the currently active workspace, effectively causing Virtualbox to appear to switch workspaces on its own.
While booting a client image (e.g. any recent Ubuntu live CD), this happens multiple times in fairly rapid succession.
This is annoying a disruptive when you are attempting to get some other work done while booting an image. I frequently click "start" and switch to a different workspace in order to do some other work while the image starts, but because of this behavior, Virtualbox will not stay on the workspace where I started it. Instead, it pops up on top of the current window, in the worst case stealing password input or other sensitive keystrokes.
vnix$ apt-cache policy virtualbox-ose virtualbox-ose:
Installed: 2.0.4-dfsg-0ubuntu1 Candidate: 2.0.4-dfsg-0ubuntu1 Version table:
* 2.0.4-dfsg-0ubuntu1 0
500 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
vnix$ lsb_release -rd Description: Ubuntu 8.10 Release: 8.10
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The URL for the downstream report is: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/virtualbox-ose/+bug/351518