When running Linux under Windows inside VirtualBox, "seamless mode" is a revelation.
However there are some rough edges that can be cut, to make the integration between Windows and Linux even more seamless.
press Ctrl (the "host" key) inside the Linux guest before pressing Alt-Tab, which will take you out of the windows guest and continue with the Windows task chooser.
Unification of Windows' and Linux' copy buffer. The real thing would be to abolish the distinction between Linux' selection (where the text that you marked gets put into) and clipboard (where Ctrl-C gets put into) buffers. I have not found out how to do that, so until then you can use this little script, that copies Linux' selection buffer into its clipboard and that way makes the selection buffer available to Windows: select with your mouse in Linux, Paste in Windows:
#!/bin/bash # # copy selection (mouse select) to clipboard (CTRL-V) xclip -o | xclip -i -selection clipboard
move Linux' bottom taskbar to the right. Of course it would be awesome if Gnome(2) would be able to render the task name and icon vertically...
I hope someone finds this one day and it will serve her well.
Tomáš Pospíšek, 2012-07-04