VirtualBox

Ticket #5813 (new enhancement)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Feature-request: New Storage GUI: The CD-ROM menu in VM

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

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Section 2: The CD-ROM menu in VM

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The CD-ROM menu requires too many point-and-clicks. It is frequently used, and needs to be very convenient for the first CD-ROM.

I think we can merge ideas from VBox 3.0.x and v3.1.0... into this... Do it as in VBox 3.0, but with multiple CDs...

Each CD must have 2 entries, not one.... The current nesting of the menus further down the tree might seem more organized, but will actually just be a pain to use. (by MarkCranness)

This solves several problems: (positive)

  1. This deisgn is friendly to current users (Vbox 3.0)
  1. Less point-and-clicks to unmount media. (1 CD VM)
  1. This idea is minor redesign and can be implemented in V3.1.x -- afterwards we may re-think the GUI design again.
  1. Hides IDE controllers technical background from menu on multi-CD VMs.
  1. Huge decrease of point-and-clicks for multi-CD VMs.

This doesn't solve problems: (neutral)

  1. Fast mounting of CD from ISO file... Related to Wish #5458

This hurts the current Design in the following ways: (negative)

  1. (None Found, except that it hides IDE controllers technical background, I believe this is good one... but it is debatable)

The proposed idea can be seen in the attached screenshot.

-Technologov, 20.12.2009.

Attachments

CD_menu_mockup_merge_of_v3.0_and_v3.1.png Download (76.6 KB) - added by Technologov 4 years ago.
Attached mockup

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

Attached mockup

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

Related Wishes: #5811, #5814

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

Can you evaluate this request please?

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by Dsen

Currently we do not intend to implement this.
Actually I do not like that idea because I do not want to garbage the 'device' menu of running VM.

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