Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#18597 new defect

Large icons when i drag from small to big monitor

Reported by: liske1 Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 6.0.6
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: all Host type: Linux


I have a problem with virtualbox 6.0.X, when I have 2 monitors and one is 17' and monitor 2 is 32' then when I drop virtualbox from small monitor to larger then I have big icons in virtualbox. Others program works good. When I can then I send screen in attachment

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screenshot.jpg (462.7 KB ) - added by liske1 5 years ago.
Virtualbox_6.0.6._resolution_error.jpg (489.9 KB ) - added by ftreldd 5 years ago.
3 monitor resolution error screenshot

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Change History (10)

by liske1, 5 years ago

Attachment: screenshot.jpg added

comment:1 by Klaus Espenlaub, 5 years ago

Ah, you're having some kind of issue with the manager UI not handling the different pixel densities somehow... let's see what the GUI experts say for this. Not my area, all my screens have pretty identical pixel densities and work with 100% scaling factor.

comment:2 by liske1, 5 years ago

Others program works good only virtualbox >6.X have this problem. I use debian version: 9.8 and Gnome

by ftreldd, 5 years ago

3 monitor resolution error screenshot

comment:3 by ftreldd, 5 years ago

I have a something similar Problem. Virtualbox 6.06 GUI Elements are very small on one Monitor and very large on the other 2. I have 3 24' Monitor Setup (Same Display Type).

The Screenshot is showing the following:

Left Monitor: Small, not readable GUI, Middle Monitor: Large fonts, Right Monitor: Virtual Machine recognizing the wrong resolution (this happens after switching to seamless Mode)

With Virtualbox 5.2 everything worked fine. I Have Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia as Host System

Last edited 5 years ago by ftreldd (previous) (diff)

comment:4 by ftreldd, 5 years ago

I Upgraded to Linux Mint 19 (Ubuntu 18.04) but the Problem is still there.

comment:5 by mansur8k, 5 years ago

I now install VB on my clean installed Pop!_OS and I use one big monitor1920x1080 and one small 1336x720 and I have same problem. Somebody solve this problem!

comment:6 by mansur8k, 5 years ago

I solved it. I install VB 5.2 version with extension pack 5. Now it's work very good!

in reply to:  6 comment:7 by liske1, 5 years ago

Replying to mansur8k:

I solved it. I install VB 5.2 version with extension pack 5. Now it's work very good!

I think downgrade to older version is not a very good solution... This is a bug in Virtualbox 6.X

What version can we expect to repair this error?

comment:8 by fmaus, 5 years ago

This issue has been discussed in the forums at I've experienced it with version 6. I have 4k monitor and 1920x1080 monitors. I have confirmed that if I reduce all monitors to one resolution, the problem goes away. It only occurs when there are different resolutions used on multiple monitors.

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