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Re: Gnome 3 and VirtualBox

On 15/10/11 12:51, Camaleón wrote:
On Fri, 14 Oct 2011 19:48:52 +0100, José Silva wrote:

Ok, I've just upgraded to Gnome 3, very smoothly I must say, and I think
I like it, after a couple of hours operating on my production machine.

Now, just noticed my first operating problem. I must run a Windows cad
application in VirtualBox. On Gnome 3 + Compiz,

You meant GNOME "2" + Compiz, right? :-)

Right, sorry :)

I just used to place this on another desktop at fullscreen, and just
dragged the mouse to the screen edge and let Compiz switch to the other
desktop when I needed to. That was one of the many ways Compiz had to
switch desktops but this was the one I was used to.

With Gnome 3, to start, I don't know how to switch to another desktop if
I am in VirtualBox fullscreen. Windows absorbs the Windows key, of
course, which is also the Gnome 3 hot key, and the top left screen
corner is occupied by VB. Does anyone know?


Hmm... good question.

I have not tried it but (in theory :-P) it should be the same. The
application you need to run from VB can be placed in a second workspace
and switching between workspaces can be done in gnome-shell by means of
"Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down arrow".

No, doesn't work, not even in windowed mode; VB captures the keystroke and delivers it to the Windows XP guest; Gnome 3 doesn't even notice it and IMHO that's the way it should be because you might need it on the guest.

What I think I need is a working corner/top/edge screen trigger which isn't working with VB fullscreen.

OTOH, there is also the fallback mode which should work the same as it
did in GNOME 2.

I didn't try it because I'm liking Gnome 3, it fits my operating mode.

Thank you for helping,

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