Thanks. But it did not help. VBoxSVGA turns off 3D. Without 3D Gnome feels clunky to use. Nevertheless, Manjaro doesn’t seem to play well in VirtualBox. Encountering too many issues to list here. Not that critical as I just need a VM temporarily for some experiments. Ubuntu does the job for now.
The virtualbox-guest-utils should be installed on your Manjaro guest VM … We can circle round and round about where the issue is, i say i have multiple VM installs of Manjaro and no issue, you say the issue is with Manjaro … Here is part of how i configure hardware on my end for VM
Do you have 3D Acceleration turned ON under settings → display? I do. With the same host settings Ubuntu runs butter smooth, no glitches or stutter or anything even in full screen. Just feel like its running native. But Manjaro stutters and glitches. Both the guests use Wayland (X11 is atrocious in both Ubuntu and Manjaro guests when 3D accel is enabled). That makes me think there could be something wrong in Manjaro.
If I turn 3D accel OFF then I face no problems - in Manjaro as well as Ubuntu guest. But fact remains… with 3d enabled Manjaro guest is problematic and is not as good as Ubuntu guest given all configurations, settings and conditions the same.
The only OS that actually can use the 3D acceleration with the VBoxSVGA is Windows 11, but is experimental, and you do not get the
as with other OS when enabling the 3D acceleration.
Maybe Ubuntu installs by default the xf86-video-vmware with some tweaks or the latest from source hence the better performance when using the VMSVGA aka VMware SVGA II, while Manjaro inherits it from Arch Linux … can’t say i know what exactly could be different, but now i have time to do a quick test and see …
Did a test, reproduced your issue 100% and now i might reconsider a few things … Maybe @Yochanan can let us know if he knows if this can be possible as result of some tweaks we do with the gnome-control-center and is simply revealing when using VMWare video driver ? The thing is, no other application glitches like that …
Installed the one from Arch and does glitches even worse … hahaha …
Very subjective and probably pavlovian, as my main system is quite old. First gen i7 with an old Nvidia GPU, so as a host for VM i have to lower my expectations anyway, but in comparison with something i experienced 2 years back when trying it, there is an improvement. Will have to test the other VM installs as well. Still, the Gnome Settings remains a mystery with those glitchy parts.