Make Close/shutdown radio button options and default selection user configurable
|Reported by:||Mark Cranness||Owned by:|
|Guest type:||other||Host type:||other|
When you Close a VM a dialog appears with options to Save state, ACPI Power button, Power off, with sub-option of Restore Current Snapshot.
Once one of the options is selected, it is remembered and will be the default used next time Close is used.
This default selection has caused people to lose work, when they do not expect the default value to be used.
Typically, a user may select Power down and Restore Current Snapshot once (which selects that option as the default value). Then for some weeks they shutdown the VM using the normal guest OS shutdown commands, then weeks later use the Close feature but not check carefully enough the now default option and lose data.
Could some user configurability be added to the options, such as to set an explicit default value from the Settings dialog, or VirtualBox-wide setup options?
If the user sets an explicit default value (or an explicit "no default" value), then that default value is always used and any changed option selected when the dialog is used is forgotten: The configured default value is always used.