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The buttons that should be visible still function (as shown by the drop down menu I clicked). My host is Windows 7.

VirtualBox settings

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Any help?

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Not sure I fully understand. Are you talking about the thumbnail that is in the VirtualBox Manager? Or are you talking about the desktop of the actual virtual machine not showing anything? – tgm4883 Nov 18 '11 at 20:37

You must have missed something when installing Ubuntu in VirtualBox.

This should help you:

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