I noticed this too… had switch off from Global Menu. I’m using Redmond with some customizations (Yes, I’m used Windows in my previous life).
Even with Redmond my lower bar is “frozen”, not crashed when I’m using Virtualbox on second screen. I can’t access to menu or applications. However, when I minimize VirtualBox then Menu is working, but not example applications or shutdown button. I have to run setsid mate-panel --replace to fix this.
What I have tried to do:
-I used all compositors: Compiz, Marco, Software ect
-I have used with Intel GPU and Nvidia GPU (Optimus, Proprietary)
-I have tried latest Virtualbox 5.2.x
I’m thinking that if I should step back to Ubuntu MATE 16.04.3 LTS on this my work machine… can anyone confirm if the virtualbox is this edition causing such issues?