GitKraken shows black menus

Summary: GitKraken on Linux VirtualBox VM shows blank menus

On Linux Mint 19.3 on VirtualBox 6.0.18 VM on WIndows 10 host, GitKraken sometimes shows black menus.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Install GitKraken on Linux Mint Guest using VirtualBox 6.0.18 on Windows 10 1903 host.
  2.  Observe most of the time the menus work but sometimes they show black rather than their white contents.

Expected behavior: [What you expect to happen]

Menus should work

Actual behavior: [What actually happens]

Menus are black sometimes when you need them the most. Do I have mind reader feature enabled?

Just kidding. Something is wrong.
Sure would be nice to give you a screenshot. Oh wait. I can that’s why I did this post. One sec.

Oh Wait

It’s even worse than I thought. If you left click on the file name on the right list that you tried to edit, then a white box pops up with [Save, Don’t Save, Cancel] options and your Linux VM is now locked and requires a RESET to reboot and get going again. Not just GitKraken is hung. The entire VM is stuck.


Now VM Is Hung

So the machine must be RESET at this point by using the MACHINE >> RESET option at the top of the screen on the left. Hummm Something is broken. This is easily reproducible. Just click on any modified file on the right, choose edit file and then try to figure a way to save it and when you see that box, you are hosed.

  • Windows 10 1903 host
  • VirtualBox 6.0.18
  • Linux Mint 19.3 guest