Alt-Tab Weirdness

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Alt-Tab Weirdness

Postby derekgreer » 21. May 2010, 15:59

I just upgraded to 3.2 yesterday and I'm now experiencing weirdness with my Alt-Tab. When running full screen, Alt-Tab engagues the host's windows, not the virtual machine's windows. I have to Alt-Tab to the host window and once selected I can Alt-Tab within it's windows, but only until I give focus to one of the windows. For instance, if I click on an open terminal window then Alt-Tab will show the host windows until I select the VM window again. This just started happening with the new version.

My setup, Windows 7 host, Windows 7 virtual, running 2 virtual monitors, running guest add-ons.

Anyone else experiencing this?
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Re: Alt-Tab Weirdness

Postby Wipeout » 21. May 2010, 18:19

Yes. I posted in Windows Guests forum here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=31147

Wasn't sure if it was just me or not, but it looks like it's not just me. As far as I can tell, having two guest monitors is what does it.
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Re: Alt-Tab Weirdness

Postby Wipeout » 23. May 2010, 16:39

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Re: Alt-Tab Weirdness

Postby derekgreer » 23. May 2010, 19:27

Due to this issue, I just went back to using a single virtual monitor. In my mind, this makes the dual/multi-monitor support unusable for Windows.
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Re: Alt-Tab Weirdness

Postby Wipeout » 23. May 2010, 20:09

Yep, definitely makes it much less usable.
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Re: Alt-Tab Weirdness

Postby Wipeout » 24. May 2010, 21:28

An update - for me, at least, this only happens with monitor 1 in focus. If I ALT+TAB or use the Windows key while the second monitor is in focus, they work correctly.
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Re: Alt-Tab Weirdness

Postby Wipeout » 3. Jun 2010, 06:04

This appears to be fixed in 3.2.2, released today. Would have been nice if there was any sort of acknowledgment of the issue here in the forums or elsewhere.
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