Ticket #3045 (new enhancement)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Feature Request: Control HOST os resolution in fullscreen mode (for res switching)

Reported by: hyakki Owned by:
Priority: major Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.0 Keywords: video, strech, fullscreen, resolution
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows


Id like to see a feature that allows virtual box to control the physical monitor on resolution switching

for example

you launch gameA.exe and it needs to run in fullscreen 800x600 on the GUEST os but the HOST os is 1600x1600 (right now it just shows as a little square in the middle of the screen with big borders), it would be really nice if VirtualBox could change the HOST display to the required resolution the guest os is at. (this would probably be needed for windows only and when in fullscreen mode, i think X11 doesn't change res's as much)

so far other software such as microsoft virtual pc 2007 (in their options it has a pulldown that says "use guest os resolution", "use host's resolution" ..etc)

vmware , and parallels has a option, VirtualBox is such great software this feature missing is a giant let down for me, it has speed, hardware support, lightweight, it just cant control the host's resolution. :\

dont confuse this with ctrl+g (since that just ups the virtualbox to the host's current resolution (what i need is the host's resolution to match the currnet guest os resolution so basically its reversed ;) )

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by sandervl73

  • Priority changed from blocker to major
  • Summary changed from Control HOST os resolution in fullscreen mode (for res switching) to Feature Request: Control HOST os resolution in fullscreen mode (for res switching)

Agreed that it's nice to have, but it's certainly not a blocker.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by hyakki

yea miss-selected the option, i hope we can see this feature in the next release!!

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by karaluh

I could use this feature too, for the same use case.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by Sophie

Please, please, please. This feature is necessary.

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