Opened 17 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#715 new enhancement

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

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
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 (5)

comment:1 by Sander van Leeuwen, 17 years ago

priority: criticalminor

comment:2 by Technologov, 15 years ago

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 by Technologov, 15 years ago

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 by Technologov, 15 years ago

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


comment:5 by Michael Thayer, 15 years ago

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

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