VirtualBox

Ticket #12200 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Change the way "Install Guest Additions..." is handled -> fixed as of 22 October 2013 (4.3 branch and later)

Reported by: socratis Owned by:
Component: guest additions Version:
Keywords: Guest Additions Cc:
Guest type: all Host type: all

Description

I've seen a lot of people complain that after going to the "Install Guest Additions..." (IGA) menu, the Guest Additions (GAs) are not installed on their guest VMs. This is because they do not realize that the only thing that IGA does is to insert the VB GAs in their CD drive and that additional action is needed to actually install the GAs.

I propose to:

1) Have a dialog box with a warning that they there are additional steps to actually have the GAs installed. Optionally a "Do not show this again" checkbox.

2) Change the wording from "Install Guest Additions..." to "Insert Guest Additions CDROM..."

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by noteirak

I can only agree to this

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by michael

  • Summary changed from Change the way "Install Guest Additions..." is handled to Change the way "Install Guest Additions..." is handled -> fixed as of 22 October 2013 (4.3 branch and later)

I changed the text to "Insert Guest Additions installer..."

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by frank

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

Fix is part of VBox 4.3.2.

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