VirtualBox

Ticket #2209 (closed enhancement: invalid)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Feature Request: Show current resolution and color-depth in the left-bottom-corner

Reported by: MrX1980 Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.2 Keywords: desktop resolution
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

Hello

it would be nice, if VirtualBox shows the current desktop resolution and color-depth in the left-bottom-corner.
See picture VirtualBox_FeatureRequest_001.jpg

Attachments

VirtualBox_FeatureRequest_001.jpg Download (65.7 KB) - added by MrX1980 6 years ago.
ScreenShot how it could be look

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by MrX1980

ScreenShot how it could be look

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

  • Priority changed from major to minor

Why pollute the GUI window with such information? The session information page of the VM already contains the resolution at least.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 5 years ago by parsifal

Replying to sandervl73:

Why pollute the GUI window with such information? The session information page of the VM already contains the resolution at least.

I wholeheartedly support this particular Feature Request. I think it is valid, especially combining it with the Auto-Resizing feature already present.

Let me give an example from personal experience why I would find such functionality handy: I frequently record VBox Linux guests' activity with screencast creation software and post the screencasts online as embedded SWF videos. Since I need to comply with various web layout size restrictions, I need varying recording resolutions that may be arbitrary and non-standard (e.g. 1000x600 px). The Guest Auto-Resizing feature is a help in this direction but it requires some trial'n' error to "hit" a particular resolution, i.e. resizing, checking resolution, resizing again because you missed by a few pixels, rechecking and so on.

Concerning placement, I agree that permanent display of the current resolution in the lower-left corner of the GUI could be considered by some as "pollution of the GUI". To that effect, I instead propose displaying the resolution in the window title bar (or as an OSD effect, centered inside the window) ONLY when resizing and updating accordingly in realtime as the corner of the GUI window is dragged.

Sorry for the long comment!

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by michael

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

A better solution is to use:

VBoxManage controlvm <name> setvideomodehint x y bpp
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