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[Bug 999929] Re: Seamless Mode Not Working Correctly in Virtual Box


Due to the nature of this bug, i'm closing it because the bug opener
cannot reproduce this bug anymore. Please open a new if you are still
experiencing a similar issue.

** Changed in: unity
       Status: Confirmed => Invalid

** Changed in: unity (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Invalid

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  Seamless Mode Not Working Correctly in Virtual Box

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Bug description:
  I think the bug is in Nautilus, but the search field says there are
  too many matches. I'm making a naïve guess, anyway. Maybe it's in
  VirtualBox, which would be nice to get narrowed down.

  Enclosed is the text at  http://askubuntu.com/questions/136397
  /seamless-mode-not-working-correctly-in-virtual-box – three of us are
  seeing this issue, so I decided it's time to file a bug. Plus, as a
  fan of Ubuntu, I'm concerned that Giovanni said, "This problem,
  together with the bad feeling I have with Unity, will probably force
  me to try other distributions, like Mint."

  -- tbc0

  [text updated 2012-05-31 by tbc0]
  I run Ubuntu Desktop in a VirtualBox seamless mode, hosted on Windows 7. I recently upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and seamless mode no longer works correctly. I have re-installed guest extensions.

  The problem is that the Ubuntu desktop wallpaper is shown, effectively
  blocking the Windows desktop. I can bring Windows apps to the
  foreground, but as soon as I bring any Ubuntu window to the
  foreground, all the windows apps will disappear, hidden by the ubuntu
  desktop even if I activated an Ubuntu window in a different monitor.
  So, it is not very much different from full-screen mode at this time.

  I suspect if I could turn off the Ubuntu desktop or wallpaper this
  would be a sufficient workaround (this is basically what Seamless mode
  is) but that does not seem to be possible within Ubuntu itself.

  [Jeremy doesn't specify system config, but I can confirm I'm seeing
  this behavior in Win 7 64-bit with both 32-bit and 64-bit guests.
  Giovanni sees the same thing on his laptop running Vista Ultimate 64
  bit after upgrading his 32-bit guest to 12.04 (forums.virtualbox.org
  p225407, requires logging in with your free Oracle account). I was
  using vbox 4.1.14r77440 and matching Guest Additions. I upgraded to
  4.1.16-78094 vbox+additions. Still a problem. And I filed launchpad
  bug 999929 to see if I can get feedback from developers. – tbc0]

  Any other ideas?

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