1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 22, 2010 7:58 AM by jbeales

    Possible bug: Unity, the Dock and elevated privileges

    wazzamatazz Lurker

      Hi,

       

      I've found what I think may be a bug in Unity mode on VMware Fusion 3.0 where applications running in Windows do not appear in the dock if they are running with elevated privileges in Windows.

       

      For example, I use a VM to do Windows development for work.  If I run Visual Studio 2008 normally, it shows up in the dock as expected.  If I am working on a project that requires interaction with Internet Information Services, I am required to run VS2008 with Administrator privileges (i.e. right-click on the shortcut, choose "Run as administrator" from the context menu, accept the UAC prompt).  When I do this, VS launches successfully but does not show up in the dock.  I have confirmed that this behaviour also occurs with other applications (Notepad, Notepad++, Command Prompt).

       

      Can anyone confirm that this is a bug?  I can't really see how this is the intended behaviour.

       

      My setup is as follows:

       

      Host:

      MacBook Pro 15" (late 2008 - "MacBookPro5,1")

      4GB RAM

      OS X 10.6.2 (32-bit kernel)

       

      Guest:

      Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

      2GB RAM

        • 1. Re: Possible bug: Unity, the Dock and elevated privileges
          jbeales Lurker

          I can confirm the exact same thing is happening to me.  When running VS2008 as an administrator it does not appear in the dock when in Unity mode.  Additionally, every OS X window on my screen appears above it, even if I click some visible corner of it to bring it to the foreground.

           

          My setup:

          Macbook Pro 15" Mid-2007 (3,1), 2.2GHz

          4GB RAM

          OS X 10.6.2

           

          Guest:

          Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit

          ~1.5 GB RAM.

           

          My workaround is to run the guest in a full screen on one Space, and keep my OS X stuff in another space, but this is far from ideal.