On host cannot "Move to Another Workspace" Firefox GUI window to same workspace as VirtualBox fullscreened, open guest

Bug #641548 reported by rusivi2 on 2010-09-17
This bug affects 1 person
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virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: virtualbox-ose

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu maverick (development branch)
Release: 10.10

2) apt-cache policy firefox
  Installed: 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu2 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

apt-cache policy virtualbox-ose
  Installed: 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1
  Candidate: 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

apt-cache policy xorg
  Installed: 1:7.5+6ubuntu3
  Candidate: 1:7.5+6ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 1:7.5+6ubuntu3 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) What I expected to happen is on my Maverick host, when I have a fullscreened or unmaximized Firefox window on workspace 1, and a full screened VBox guest Maverick on workspace 3, I can right click the Firefox window -> Move to Another Workspace -> Workspace 3 the Firefox window does so.

4) What happens instead is that it does not. Seems like a VBox+Xorg issue as I can move the window to other workspaces and back no problem.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: firefox 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.32-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Sep 17 14:38:29 2010
 firefox 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
 firefox-branding 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta i386 (20100901.1)
SourcePackage: firefox

Are you sure Firefox is not just showing up underneath the fullscreen VM window?

Mechanical snail, thank you for following up with this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The answer to this question is Yes (I just re-tested after fully updating, same thing). One may confirm this situation and mark this bug confirmed when done.

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