Ticket #2322 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Shortcut for guest OS on desktop -> fixed in SVN

Reported by: tomcheng76@… Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.2 Keywords: shortcut
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


Wouldn't it be great if user can create guest OS shochcut on their desktop?

User just need to setup all the guest OS setting, then right click and select "create guest OS shortcut" ?

From now on, user can launch the guest os from Desktop, bravo

I know that we can always run VBoxManage.exe startvm <name of guest OS> from command line, user can write a script file easily to do the job. IMO it is the best to let the GUI does the job.

Idea came from google chrome, and i believe that it is not difficult to implement :-)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

This wish is still relevant as of VBox 3.1


comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by NNYITGuy


To create a shortcut on a windows host desktop...

First create a shortcut and place the following information into the shortcut parameters.

Target: "C:\Program Files\Sun\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" startvm "Name of Your VM"

Start in: "C:\Program Files\Sun\VirtualBox"

Then replace the name of your VM (From Sun VirtualBox GUI App) into the "Name of Your VM" and keep the quotes.

You can further customise the shortcut with a hotkey for starting the app.

Good Luck, NNYITGuy

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by poetzsch

  • Summary changed from Shortcut for guest OS on desktop to Shortcut for guest OS on desktop -> fixed in SVN

Fixed in SVN. The fill will be included in the next major release of VirtualBox.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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