Drag and Drop sucks in host

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Drag and Drop sucks in host

Postby ekeis98 » 10. Dec 2008, 15:23

Hi,

I run into a problem sometimes, unfortunately this behaviour cannot be reproduced:

HOST: VBox: 2.04 on Windows XP SP2
GUEST: Windows XP SP3 with VBoxGuestAdditions

Using this VBox sometimes disturbs the drag-and-drop (DnD) on the host machine. Suddenly - for what reason ever - DnD on the host within the host is not possible any more. I'm not talking about dragging from host to guest, I'm talking about the DnD within the host machine.

If you try to drag on the host the drag-icon shows up for a millisecond (or something like that) and disappears immediately. The result: nothing happens. It it like you try to drag with one mouse and someone is clicking with a second mouse somewhere so that the drag-process is stopped.

Is this a know issue?

Sometimes you can workaround this (let's say) bug if you close your VBox machine and your VirtualBox.exe application. If this doesn't work you have to restart your host.

Does anybody know better workarounds?
Any link or other help appreciated.

Thanks.
Regards,
Oliver
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Postby vbox4me2 » 10. Dec 2008, 15:33

Try upgrading to vb 2.06 and don't forget the GA's.
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Postby ekeis98 » 10. Dec 2008, 23:19

Thanks for your hint. I've upgraded and keep on watching...
Regards,
Oliver
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Postby Naroshii » 16. Jan 2009, 20:32

I have been experiencing the same problem with VBox 2.1.0 on Win XP SP3.

I've noticed it with guests Server 2003 and XP SP2. Both have Guest Additions installed as well.

Any ideas?
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Re: Drag and Drop sucks in host

Postby Aren Cambre » 14. Nov 2011, 17:31

This problem is still happening with 4.1.6. Any solutions?
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Re: Drag and Drop sucks in host

Postby Sudd » 6. Sep 2013, 07:05

Also facing same problem with VB 4.2.16

HOST : Win 7
Guest : Win XP

Any solution :?: :?:
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Re: Drag and Drop sucks in host

Postby mpack » 6. Sep 2013, 11:01

Don't wake the dead, and don't cross post. Topic locked.
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