[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#536532: virtualbox-ose: VirtualBox raises its windows when it receives focus while the Create New Virtual Machine dialog is open

Will Aoki waoki at umnh.utah.edu
Fri Jul 10 20:16:14 UTC 2009

Package: virtualbox-ose
Version: 1.6.6-dfsg-3
Severity: minor

When the Create New Virtual Machine dialog is open and the main VirtualBox
window receives focus, VirtualBox raises all of its windows to the top. This
is extremely annoying when one is using focus-follows-mouse, because if the
cursor but passes over the VirtualBox window, suddenly VirtualBox is on top
of the window I was working with. I don't see a way to turn this behavior

I've not yet seen this behavior with any other dialog boxes.

I'm using the fvwm window manager without a desktop environment.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.2
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose depends on:
ii  adduser                    3.110         add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]      1.5.24        Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                      2.7-18        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                    1:4.3.2-1.1   GCC support library
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]   7.0.3-7       A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.16.6-2      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libidl0                    0.8.10-0.1    library for parsing CORBA IDL file
ii  libqt3-mt                  3:3.3.8b-5+b1 Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsdl1.2debian            1.2.13-2      Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libstdc++6                 4.3.2-1.1     The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.1.5-2     X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1                1:1.1.9-1     X cursor management library
ii  libxml2                    2.6.32.dfsg-5 GNOME XML library
ii  libxslt1.1                 1.1.24-2      XSLT processing library - runtime 
ii  libxt6                     1:1.0.5-3     X11 toolkit intrinsics library

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose recommends:
ii  virtualbox-os 2.6.26+1.6.6-dfsg-6+lenny1 PC virtualization solution for Lin

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose suggests:
ii  bridge-utils                  1.4-5      Utilities for configuring the Linu
pn  virtualbox-ose-source         <none>     (no description available)

-- debconf information:
  virtualbox-ose/upstream_version_change: false

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