VirtualBox

Ticket #7532 (new enhancement)

Opened 4 years ago

Max Screen Resolution

Reported by: wolf25 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

There is no reference in the User Manual regarding what max screen resolution can be, and no instruction how to get it. The intuitive, or shall I say the standard way, by setting it in the Guest, is not supported by VirtualBox. Rather, it is done unintuitively by setting Machine->Auto resize Guest Display (Host+G). Feedback on whether it has been done or not is then given by hiding a tick mark inside an icon.

It is possible to do so, and technically-minded users should not have a problem with it. Better usability is achieved, for more users, by

  1. spatially separating icon and tick mark
  1. making auto resize the default
  1. doing away with the menu item, having only an automatically resized window
  1. having an entry in the user manual

for full details, see  http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=34677

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