Ticket #3883 (new enhancement)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Moving VM window status bar to the top of the window would save space

Reported by: Donuts Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 2.2.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux


Is it possible/feasible to move the status bar icons from the bottom right of VM windows to the right side of the menu bar? That would save space, allowing a larger guest desktop size for a given VM window size.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by vondralbra

I second that.
This is really sometimes a bit annoying to have the status bar chewing up valuable screen space.
I usually start the machines headless and "rdesktop" to them because of that.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by wl2776

I vote for this too.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by wl2776

In the meanwhile, there is a workaround exists - remove virtual machine window's decorations, when it is maximized. This requires compiz.

Run CompizConfig Settings Manager, go to Window Decoration, and enter

any & !(title=^windows & (state=maxvert | state=maxhorz) & class=VirtualBox)

in the input line "Decoration windows".

Here ^windows means that the virtual machine is named "windows". If one's VM has another name, this name should be entered instead of windows

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by dcat

Please consider this change. Fullscreen doesn't work well on a two monitor windows host, but I would like to have an extra row. Alternatively, could the status bar and menu items be accessible from the side.

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