Ticket #4755 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Feature request: Add full work area mode.

Reported by: shawn.p.huang Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux


This mode is like fullscreen mode. In this mode, VBox will hide menu, status bar, and window decoration, and be maximized instead of full screen. So the panels (or task bar on MS Windows) of host OS are still visible on screen. I think it is very useful.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Technologov

I don't see much advantage here. Users that really like their screen real estate work with Full Screen anyway. Those users who have extra screen inches, work with windowed mode.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by shawn.p.huang

I use vbox in laptop with a 1024x768 screen. I need always switch focus between vbox and other applications in host. So I need windowed mode. I can use gnome windows panel in host to switch focus application. But the window decoration, menu, toolbar and status bar of vbox take a lot of space of my small screen. So if vbox can hide them, it will be perfect. Thanks.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by frank

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

You can hide the status bar and the menu of VBox, see the user manual. To hide the window decorations, tune your host window manager. For instance, this is quite easy with KDE.

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