Ticket #857 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Scrollbars are frozen

Reported by: Burz Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.2 Keywords: scroll scrollbar
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


Scrollbars do not work when host window is smaller than the guest display size. The scrollbars are visible, but frozen.

Host is Kubuntu 7.10 on AthlonXP w/ 1GB RAM. Guests are Kubuntu 7.10 and CentOS 5 each with the vbox tools installed.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by dmik

  • Summary changed from Scrollbars are frozen to u

Thank you for the report. Unfortunately, this is a consequence of the way how SDL (which is used for rendering the guest display on Linux hosts by default) integrates with Qt and we can't do much here. According to our knowledge, there is no way to map a portion of the SDL framebuffer that starts not from {0,0} to the Qt window.

If you really need a workaround, you may try to start the machine manually using the following command line:

    $ VirtualBox -startvm <vm_name> -rmode image

The -rmode image option will select a different rendering mode which is compatible with scroll bars and gives almost the same performance as SDL.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by dmik

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Summary changed from u to Scrollbars are frozen
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