VirtualBox Snapshots menu doesn't open

Just noticed that clicking on “Snapshot” does nothing in current Leap version. The view of the snapshots menu doesn’t open and the interface stays in the “details” view. Does anyone else have the same problem?

Checked bug reports and there is no report about this.

Information for package virtualbox:
Repository: openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
Name: virtualbox
Version: 5.0.10-10.1
Arch: x86_64
Vendor: openSUSE
Installed: Yes
Status: up-to-date
Installed Size: 29.9 MiB
Summary: VirtualBox is an Emulator
  VirtualBox is an extremely feature rich, high performance product
  for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution
  that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the
  GNU Public License (GPL).

Everything OK here even after the last update, both from the main window and the VM “Machine > Take Snapshot…” menu when the VM is running.
Try the command line version and see if errors are logged…

~> VBoxManage snapshot <VM name> take <snapshot name>

As always whenever you run into an anomaly at first,
Try updating your system with the following command and reboot, then try again.

zypper up


from CLI it works. I guess it has something to do with Gnome (GTK). You’re using KDE, aren’t you?

did you at least checked the info I pasted from zypper? System is up-to-date…

No, Gnome 3.16.2 here, stock Leap install (as the signature tells if you are using the web interface).
BTW, did you update the guest additions in the guest OS to 5.0.10 as well?
And did you update the Extension pack (although this should be unrelated AFAIK)?

No no, the problem is not at the guest level.

The problem is in the host VBox GUI. Check below, Snapshot menu clicked yet the interface stays on Details.

From your screenshot it seems that your “right pane” in the GUI is missing or completely hidden: you don’t even see the “details” of the selected VM.
So maybe the “snapshot” key is working, but the snapshot pane is hidden.

You may check that virtualbox-qt-5.0.10-10.1.x86_64 is installed (better safe than sorry), then try to drag the right-hand border of the GUI window to the left until the right pane appears (the cursor should show as a double arrow).
Or you might check that file /home/<your username>/.config/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml shows something like

<ExtraDataItem name=**"GUI/SplitterSizes" value="239,531"**/>

and not something like

<ExtraDataItem name=**"GUI/SplitterSizes" value="783,0"**/>

Just because a package is up to date does not necessarily mean that the system has internal inconsistency or other packages that interact which are not up to date or configured correctly.

Updating the system as a whole is a simple way to restore system integrity.


just LOL

problem solved xD