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    Transparency in VirtualBox 3.0 window.

    Is any one else having a problem with transparent window in VirtualBox 3.0. I am not sure how to turn it off or fix it? Here is a screen shot of my desktop.
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    See how bad it looks. It is hard to see anything in it because of my background on my desktop. Is there a way to turn the transparency off?
    Thanks
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    Re: Transparency in VirtualBox 3.0 window.

    that happened to me too after upgrading to 3.0 I rebooted my PC and it no longer happened. Not a great solution but it worked for me.

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    Re: Transparency in VirtualBox 3.0 window.

    Quote Originally Posted by bowens44 View Post
    that happened to me too after upgrading to 3.0 I rebooted my PC and it no longer happened. Not a great solution but it worked for me.
    I've rebooted and it is still there. I am not sure if it has anything to do with CompizConfig settings, but I couldn't see anything there that would do this. And it is only the VirtualBox that is effected with transparency.
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    Re: Transparency in VirtualBox 3.0 window.

    The only work around I can find is if I make my background black. See screen shot.
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    Information on my Main laptop. Information on my small laptop Dell 11 3000
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    Re: Transparency in VirtualBox 3.0 window.

    I had the same problem, here's how I fixed it:
    1. Open up ccsm (if you don't have it install it using "sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager")
    2. Go to "Window Rules" (and make sure it's enabled)
    3. In the "No ARGB Visuals" box put the following without quotes "class=VirtualBox"
    4. Hit back, close ccsm, and open up VirtualBox.

    It worked like a charm for me, hope it works for you too.

    Nate

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    Re: Transparency in VirtualBox 3.0 window.

    Quote Originally Posted by Killerah View Post
    I had the same problem, here's how I fixed it:
    1. Open up ccsm (if you don't have it install it using "sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager")
    2. Go to "Window Rules" (and make sure it's enabled)
    3. In the "No ARGB Visuals" box put the following without quotes "class=VirtualBox"
    4. Hit back, close ccsm, and open up VirtualBox.

    It worked like a charm for me, hope it works for you too.

    Nate
    In step #3 "In the 'No ARGB Visuals'" I am not sure where this is.
    I hope I don't sound to dumb!
    Edit: Never mind, I figured it out. (Maybe not so dumb after all)
    Last edited by irv; July 2nd, 2009 at 06:34 PM.
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    Re: Transparency in VirtualBox 3.0 window.

    Did it work for ya then?

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    Talking Re: Transparency in VirtualBox 3.0 window.

    it worked for me!

    thank you!

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    Re: Transparency in VirtualBox 3.0 window.

    Quote Originally Posted by Killerah View Post
    Did it work for ya then?
    Yes it did. Thanks you very much.
    I sent this fix to Full Circle Magazine, but I gave you credit for the fix.
    Great fix, I hope it will help others.
    Information on my Main laptop. Information on my small laptop Dell 11 3000
    Using a Asus 3632QM laptop with 8gig RAM, 250 SSD.
    Machine Registered 366271, 366273, 366275.
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    Re: Transparency in VirtualBox 3.0 window.

    I hope so too, I can't take credit for it though, I got it from somewhere else out there on the internet (though I can't find it right now for some reason). So whoever you are that first figured this out, we're all thankful to you.

    Nate

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