Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#19497 new enhancement

Feture request: minimize the virtualbox machine window when the guest OS powers off its virtual screen

Reported by: Imre84 Owned by:
Component: VM control Version: VirtualBox 6.0.14
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Linux



my guest ubuntu OS always keeps saying (in the background) that it's unable to lock screen while I have a virtualbox machine in the foreground. Well in a way that is a feature I understand, but also as it hinders security (host OS is not locking when there's no keyboard and no mouse activity and a virtualbox guest is in the foreground) it is an antifeature as well. As a solution which would make this a feature without any drawbacks I suggest you to minimize the guest OS window (or otherwise prevent it preventing the host OS to lock) when the guest OS blanks or powers off its virtual screen. Maybe you can add a configuration option for this as well, but maybe as until today there were no use to powering off/blanking the virtual screen this feature might be OK without any configuration option as well.

Thank you in advance.


Change History (1)

comment:1 by Imre84, 4 years ago

current behaviour: (1:10)

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