Video mode change in client should not create a new window
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
*** 2.0.4-dfsg-0ubuntu1 0
vnix$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.10
- Booting a virtualbox instance redraws the window many times
+ Video mode change in client should not create a new window
|Changed in virtualbox:|
|status:||Unknown → New|