VirtualBox

Ticket #1084 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

incorrect window size on OS X

Reported by: hramrach Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 1.4.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Mac OS X

Description

on OS X the scrollbars are displayed inside the area that contains the host os graphics, and VirtualBox seems to be confused by this.

My screen is 1024x1280, and the host is probably 1024x768 which should fit together quite well. However, after start or automatic alignment the window is too small, and scrollbars obscure some important parts of the guest screen. I guess this is because the window is resized to fit the screen, and because of some 1px border it is smaller. This causes the horizontal scrollbar to appear. Now since the scrollbar obscures the bottom of the window the vertical srollbar is needed as well.

The window should be at least tall enough to accomodate the guest screen and the vertical srollbar so that most of the guest screen is visible and useless scrollbars are not created. In this specific case it would be optimal it the window border was outside of the screen so that the whole guest screen can fit on the physical screen without scrolling.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Reopen if it still happens with 1.6.2 please.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by hramrach

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

Not fixed.

Linux guest with enough vram chooses the resolution 1280x1024. This does not fit so there should be a horizontal scrollbar but the scrollbar is again placed into the guest OS screen area, reducing the available vertical space and causing vertical scrollbar to appear as well.

OSes with guest additions choose a standard resolution smaller then the largest one that would fit the physical screen but this is only a workaround.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Host type changed from other to Mac OS X

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to GUI

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Please reopen if this bug is still present in VirtualBox 3.0.10.

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