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Postby gerrynuk » 3. Oct 2011, 14:23

I am running BOINC with VirtualBoxVB version 4.1.0 on an iMaC.

When BOINC starts a new job VirtualBoxVM pops and and grabs the focus from other apps. Is there anyway to stop this?

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Re: BOINC

Postby o1sowise » 3. Oct 2011, 15:00

You are running BOINC on some other OS as a Guest on the iMac?
Why not just run BOINC on the iMac?
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Re: BOINC

Postby gerrynuk » 3. Oct 2011, 15:16

Hi John,

I am running Test4Theory on BOINC which also needs VirtualBoxVM, although the other projects I run don't. So when BOINC swaps jobs to Test4Theory VirtiualBoxVM starts up and grabs the focus.

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Re: BOINC

Postby o1sowise » 3. Oct 2011, 17:40

Ahhh, I figured that's what you were doing.
I thought about doing that too.
I'll try it now and see what happens.
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Re: BOINC

Postby o1sowise » 4. Oct 2011, 16:06

Gerry,

Just so I understand, you're saying that you have the VirtualBoxVM window minimised on the Mac and when a Test4Theory task starts, the VirtualBoxVM window pops up and is in focus?

If so, that does not happen to me.

btw - I'm running Lion v10.7.1
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Re: BOINC

Postby gerrynuk » 4. Oct 2011, 17:17

John,

Yes. BOINC swaps tasks hourly. When it restarts Task4Theory the VirtualBoxVM Console Window pops up.

I am also on Lion so the difference must be in some of the VirtualBoxVM settings.

As I write I have a message saying a new version of VirtualBoxVM is available - am just downloading it and will see if this behaviour continues.

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Re: BOINC

Postby gerrynuk » 4. Oct 2011, 18:39

The new version of virtualboxvm is still popping up and grabbing the focus when test4theory restarts. I can't see any settings to change this behaviour.

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Re: BOINC

Postby o1sowise » 4. Oct 2011, 20:10

Sorry, Gerry, out of ideas.

It works for me and tays minimized.
Are you running WinXP on the Guest?
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Re: BOINC

Postby gerrynuk » 4. Oct 2011, 20:24

No, only BOINC. (I think it has installed a version of Linux on VirtualBoxVM but I haven't investigated.) I do have parallels with WinXP but the pops up occur when I am not using Parallels.

Do you think it might help to delete both BOINC and VirtualBoxVM and then reinstall?

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Re: BOINC

Postby o1sowise » 4. Oct 2011, 20:50

gerrynuk wrote:Do you think it might help to delete both BOINC and VirtualBoxVM and then reinstall?

As long as you're comfortable doing that and that you won't lose any 'special' settings that you forgot you had (speaking from experience here :wink: ), then give it a shot.
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