Opened 15 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#5561 closed enhancement (fixed)

[feature-request] GUI: Please add option to take VM screenshot => Fixed in SVN

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Component: GUI Version: VirtualBox 3.0.12
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other

Description (last modified by Frank Mehnert)

Please add option to make screenshot of VM from GUI.

The best place to put it is: VM->Machine->Take Screenshot (just near "Take Snapshot").

Some user needs it very much, as described here: (user compares VBox to VMware)

As for me, it would make my life easier too, because now I need to use MS Paint/KDE Kolourpaint to edit screenshot, and cut all the extra window dialogs/menus/decorations.

I would appreciate it.

-Technologov, 25.11.2009.

Change History (13)

comment:1 by Technologov, 15 years ago

In addition, the screenshots location must be customizable via:

VBox Main Settings->General->Default Screenshots Folder


comment:2 by Florian, 15 years ago

vote +1, I think this feature is especially useful if the guest screen resolution is larger than the host resolution...

comment:3 by Technologov, 15 years ago

This wish is still relevant for 3.1.x series

comment:4 by Nicetas, 14 years ago

+1 I want it too! :)

comment:5 by Bernhard M., 14 years ago

+1 - would also want a command like VBoxManage controlvm <uuid>|<name> screendump <filename>

e.g. VBoxManage controlvm ubuntu10.04 screendump /tmp/screen20100512125955.ppm

comment:6 by Technologov, 14 years ago

This wish is still valid for v3.2.0


comment:7 by echo, 13 years ago

This feature request is still valid for 4.0.4!

comment:8 by m.bech, 13 years ago

It's just sad that this very simple feature is still missing! Virtualbox is awesome, but to wait more than one year for 5 minutes of coding is unacceptable... I will have to use VMWare until this is implemented

comment:9 by Toaster, 13 years ago


comment:10 by Toaster, 13 years ago

It is possible to take a screenshot using the VBoxManage command:

VBoxManage controlvm <machine name> screenshotpng <file.png>

comment:11 by mover, 13 years ago


comment:12 by Frank Mehnert, 12 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Summary: [feature-request] GUI: Please add option to take VM screenshot[feature-request] GUI: Please add option to take VM screenshot => Fixed in SVN

The next major release will allow to take screenshots from the GUI.

comment:13 by Frank Mehnert, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Implemented in VBox 4.2.

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