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I'm use Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2.8 (PUEL) on my Windows 7 as host.

I use seamless mode almost exclusively, and post upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 the seamless mode is broken. Is there a way I can fix this or do I need to wait for the next release of VirtualBox?

(PS: I have looked at Lifehacker's article and other related blog posts, and none of them work for me)

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Have you installed the VirtualBox extensions? – popey Oct 11 '10 at 7:25
@popey yes, I have – Sathya Oct 11 '10 at 13:32
This maybe be a bug in VB, can you try reporting it to the VB devs and see if they can offer more insight? – RolandiXor Oct 28 '10 at 18:01
@Roland I had to update to VirtualBox 3.2.10, I'll post an answer. Thanks for the follow up. – Sathya Oct 28 '10 at 18:42
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I had to update to VirtualBox 3.2.10 to get the seamless mode back. Alternatively, if you don't want to update, you can just download the updated Guest Additions CD and install the new guest additions and it should work fine.

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Install the package virtualbox-ose-guest-x11 on the Maverick guest.

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I've installed it with no success. – Sathya Oct 11 '10 at 13:29
Ah, that was what was recommended to me, and it worked. Odd. ;/ – NightwishFan Oct 12 '10 at 0:28

Try VMWare Player. I'm not using Windows as host, but I have experienced other problems with Oracle VirtualBox in Lucid. After switching to VMWare Player everything works fine and the seamless mode, called Unity, works like a charm.

To convert your VirtualBox image to VMWare see this discussion (didn't try it).

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Thanks, but I'm happy with VirtualBox. – Sathya Oct 28 '10 at 21:17

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