Ticket #715 (new enhancement)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

[feature-request] Make virtual monitor (screen/display) customizable

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


Please make virtual monitor (screen/display) customizable resolution.

This way, if I have an auto-sensing Linux LiveCD running as guest, I still will be able to force-setup guest resolution.

Currently LiveCDs take full screen on Host, which prevents me from running them in windowed mode.

Not only the problem above, but also the LinuxAdditions suffer from this problem.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by sandervl73

  • Priority changed from critical to minor

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Technologov

This way a virtual display will inform the virtual video card of it's capabilities (resolution, colors, etc...)

This one is VERY old request. Can you please take a second look at it ?


comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Technologov

This wish is still very important as of VBox 3.1, not yet implemented.

Possible dumb workaround for now: reduce amount of Video RAM to 1MB per VM.


comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by Technologov

VMware Workstation has this feature. I believe it is very important to limit guest monitor resolution.


comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by michael

At least in the Additions we limit the maximum resolution unless the user explicitly disables that.

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