XP Mode: Phantom windows left behind by Google Chrome

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Dave Warren, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Dave Warren

    Dave Warren Guest

    I'm attempting to run Google Chrome in XP Mode under W7 x64. Everything
    works fairly well, except that after closing tabs in Chrome, I end up
    with large blue squares on my desktop approximately the size of the
    Chrome window when I closed the tab.

    When I attempt to close the entire VM (shutting the system down, or
    opening it in normal mode instead of "invisible" mode) I get a warning
    that several applications are left open, and a list of the titles of the
    tabs that I closed.

    Anyone else seen similar? Any clues as to how to avoid this, or how to
    kill these phantom windows off once they exist?
     
    Dave Warren, Apr 28, 2010
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  2. Dave Warren

    Dave Warren Guest

    In message <> Dave Warren
    I found a partial workaround, vmsal.exe manages the seamless
    applications, so killing it kills the phantoms.

    If I then launch any application in the VM, I get all my open
    applications back including the one I just launched.

    Messy, but better than having part of my desktop in accessible.
     
    Dave Warren, May 7, 2010
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