[vbox-dev] witch VMs from foreground to background and vice versa

Andrew Brehm ajbrehm at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 10:20:12 PST 2012

I would love a feature that would allow me to disconnect the
VirtualBox GUI from a VM and reconnect it later, similar to the VRDP
server but integrated into the GUI. (VRDP-based VMs running in the
background cannot be controlled by the GUI at the moment.)

I am willing to offer a bounty for this feature on Mac OS X.

I have no idea how much work it would entail. I am willing to pay for
development of this feature if someone of the VirtualBox team can tell
me how much it would be and if the sum is still manageable.

VMware 2.x on the Mac had this feature unofficially. But it was removed in 3.0.

Basically I want to be able to start VMs in the GUI and then decide
whether they should run on the desktop or in the background and
likewise change that state for each VM at will.

If anyone will develop such a feature that works on all host platforms
(or at least on Mac OS X), I am willing to pay for the time. Anyone
interested please contact me (ajbrehm at gmail.com) so we can work out
the details.

Any takers? Ideas?


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