Ticket #4573 (closed enhancement: obsolete)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Allow users to turn off bottom menu UI in fullscreen, Mac OS X menubar

Reported by: sierpins Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.2 Keywords: fullscreen
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

I like the 3.0 menu UI at the bottom of the screen when a VM is in fullscreen mode, but I think it would be good to let users decide if they want to turn it off. Sometimes, it gets in the way when I'm in a Windows guest and I'm trying to maximize a window.

Also, it would be nice if you could disable the Mac OS X menubar in fullscreen. Currently, it only displays if you move your mouse to the top of the screen (it auto-hides,) but I would like the ability to disable it as well.

The work-around I have found is to disable mouse integration, which prevents either the new 3.0 menu or the Mac OS X menubar from appearing, but I like to leave mouse integration on because some things work better when it's on.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by gionn

The bottom menu UI can be disable under Advanced in the Machine configuration.

I am also seeking something to disable the mac top menubar when in fullscreen I move to the top. Not using mouse integration is a bad choice, because the mouse moving isn't very fluid (and annoy me).

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by TC

I use a MacBook 13" screen running Snow Leopard and utilize VirtualBox to run Windows XP Home edition. Is there a way to maximize the Windows screen in VirtualBox to fit the entire full screen? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, TC * * * * *

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by sierpins

TC: Make sure you have the guest additions installed in your virtual machine. When your VM is not in full-screen mode, click on the Devices->Install Guest Additions... menu option. In a Windows XP guest, the installer should auto-run (if it doesn't, click on Start->My Computer->Your CD drive->VBoxWindowsAdditions.exe). Follow the on-screen instructions, click "Continue Anyways" on any dialog that appears, and reboot when instructed. Your VM should auto-resize to fill the screen when in full-screen mode.

On a different subject, I think this feature request has been implemented in 3.1.0, and therefore it may be closed.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by TC

Sierpins ~ Thank you very much for your response - I will try it out. I owe you a cold beer. ; ) Kind Regards, TC * * * * *

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by Maestro

It is possible to disable the menu bar in fullscreen by forcing to run as an agent app. This has some side effects, but is a decent temporary fix. Line to add to Info.plist: <key>LSUIElement</key><string>1</string>

See my comment here for more info:

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