Virtualbox menus items are disabled except close

Bug #753119 reported by Andy Barilla on 2011-04-07
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: virtualbox-ose

Running VirtualBox OSE 4.0.4 in Natty, the menus are all disabled when I have a VM activated. They are all visible but disabled except for close. I have the proprietary package installed. 2 of my VMs are copied from my Maverick install and one was created from a Ova package.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: virtualbox-ose 4.0.4-dfsg-1ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Apr 6 19:38:34 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta amd64 (20110330)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: virtualbox-ose
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Andy Barilla (andybarilla) wrote :
Gábor Pápai (gaborgabor) wrote :

This bug also affects i386 non-ose VirtualBox 4.04. (os: uptodate 11.04; upgraded from 10.xx)
Not all menus are disabled, the help menu group is enabled, but the other 2 groups' items are disabled (except "exit" menuitem).

areteichi (areteichi) wrote :

Same here. This happens when the guest OS is running.

Zordid (zordid-gmx) wrote :

Same here. Even though menu items are disabled, the ones with hotkey can be invoked using the hotkey, it's only the menu that does not work!

Andy Barilla (andybarilla) wrote :

The functionality works fine as well when using the popup menus on the icons along the lower right of the window.

areteichi (areteichi) wrote :

I don't see any status update here, but I just received a package update for VirtualBox (4.0.4-dfsg-1ubuntu4), and it looks like the menu is back!

The problem seems to remain, however, as menu failed to appear after I had full screened the Guest OS window and then reverted back to normal size. No menu showed up then. I don't know if I need to file a separate bug report for this.

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