OS X guests and "double cursor"

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OS X guests and "double cursor"

Postby okiuss » 10. Mar 2017, 19:20

Hi,
just checked the new Virtualbox 5.1.16 with a few guests.

10.12 guest - works fine, no double cursor artifacts at all
10.4 and 10.8 guest - works initially, as soon as you leave the guest window, the double cursor appears :-(

However, VB is a great product. Thanks to the devs.

Regards, OK
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Re: OS X guests and "double cursor"

Postby socratis » 10. Mar 2017, 19:32

That's a known issue. See:
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Re: OS X guests and "double cursor"

Postby vvhorus » 19. Jul 2017, 15:06

Hello!

We're successfully running OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard guests on MacPro hosts (Late 2013) running 10.11.6 El Capitan and using VirtualBox version 5.0.34-113845 with no double cursors. If I upgrade VB to anything above that, we get the double cursors.

Maybe the developers should go back to the 5.0.34 code and check what changed.

Upgrading to newer VB versions is not critical for our particular use, but it would be nice to keep the software up to date...

Thanks!
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Re: OS X guests and "double cursor"

Postby socratis » 19. Jul 2017, 15:20

vvhorus wrote:Maybe the developers should go back to the 5.0.34 code and check what changed.
Easier said than done. A lot of things changed, mainly the underlying 3rd party Qt libraries. It may be way more difficult than you imagine.

Just add yourself to the ticket, noting your configuration, and you'll be notified if there's any change...
If you obfuscate any information requested, I will obfuscate my response. These are virtual UUIDs, not real ones.
Do NOT reply with the "QUOTE" button, please use the "POST REPLY", at the bottom of the form.
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