Ticket #5275 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

problems with full screen mode after upgrading to VB versions 3.0.4 and up

Reported by: noelcarlos Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.8 Keywords: screen resolution
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

I have used VB for some time and something very strange has happened with versions 3.0.4 to 3.0.8 regarding the use of full screen mode.

I have a notebook with screen resolution 1280x800, opensuse 11.0. My guest OS is a RH v4, which I have set to maximum screen size of 1280x800, same the the notebook.

If I run VB 3.0.2, I can resize (or use full screen mode) the guest resolution up to the notebook's resolution without any problems. With VB versions 3.0.4 amd up, the full screen mode results in a resolution with a scrollable view of only part of a desktop of some larger size. First I thought it could be due to new versions of VB additions but even after I have installed the VB additions without any errors the problem persisted.




xorg.conf Download (2.7 KB) - added by noelcarlos 9 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by michael

For guests not running in fullscreen, the scrollbars are expected behaviour if the guest resolution is greater than the VM window, and the VM window should also normally not be bigger than the host desktop. In fact, we considered it a bug that this did not happen previously. I agree that the scrollbars should not appear in fullscreen when the host and guest resolutions are the same. I don't know when we will find time to look at this, but you can get the old behaviour back (this will affect all your VMs) by running the following administration command:

VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/RenderMode sdl

Changed 9 years ago by noelcarlos

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by noelcarlos

thanks for the promptly reply, Michael.

the command didn't work. I've also tried the command

VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/MaxGuestResolution any

without success.

I still get the guest in full screen mode larger than the host, even though the resolution of the guest and of the host are the same (1280x800). Ie attached the xorg.conf file of the guest.


Noel Carlos

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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