11-14-2010 09:30 AM - edited 11-14-2010 09:32 AM
A possible trigger for this oddity
Whilst preparing for the screenshot at http://openforum.sophos.com/t5/Sophos-Anti-Virus-f
A restart of the guest machine did not work around.
After a few hours away from both host and guest machines — whether the guest machine slept during that time, I don't know — the issue seemed to resolve itself.
I have taken a snapshot of the VM, and I might take a Console view of things, but there's no rush.
11-15-2010 01:37 AM - edited 11-15-2010 01:45 AM
Since my previous post, in the same virtual machine, I have seen two or more comparable oddities.
Not absolutely stuck (as in the opening post) on any preference pane, but the large icon that's highlighted/outlined in the toolbar of the Preferences… window is not a match for what's below.
See for example http://www.wuala.com/grahamperrin/public/2010/11/1
Uses of the keyboard may hold a clue to this bug:
a) to switch between applications normally, without a VM, I typically use command
b) to switch between applications in VirtualBox in a Mac OS X Server guest, I typically use
c) to switch from guest to host whilst (for example) a drop-down menu is present — preparing to use command-shift-4 for a screenshot of the VM — I typically use a slow-paced