Virtual Box Seamless Mode - Can't Drag Guest Windows to Multiple Monitors

Bug #534160 reported by Lonnie Lee Best on 2010-03-08
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Bug Description

In an effort to make a virtual box guest OS (windows XP) utilise multiple monitors (that I have hooked up to the host OS -- Ubuntu Desktop 9.10 64bit), I've enabled seamless mode.

My goal, is to be able to open windows, from the guest OS, and then drag them to either of my two monitors.

However, I'm only able to open guest windows on my laptop's monitor; if I try to drag them over to my second monitor, guest-windows act as though I don't have a second monitor hooked up to my laptop.

affects: → virtualbox
description: updated

If you are also experiencing this. You should probably add your comments here:

tnt533 (jaymoore) wrote :

I ditto the issue. Can't drag seamless windows from monitor to monitor or workspace to workspace and when seamless is started from the secondary monitor, all guest windows, including the task-bar, disappear and only come back when you exit seamless mode with a keyboard short-cut.

I have seen this exact issue filed over and over again since v.1 back in like 2007 and even have seen where it has been marked as resolved and people were told it was fixed in the svn and would be in the next major release. This was over 3 years ago.

It is obviously a feature request and not a bug if the capability was not originally available so I understand this is the wrong place to post this issue but so many people have requested this feature that it surprises me that VBox hasn't implemented it or at least come out officially and addressed the issue with a statement as to why it has yet to be implemented.

Sh** or get off the pot guys.

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