VirtualBox

Ticket #7895 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

multimon fullscreen mode is broken in 4.x

Reported by: ddn Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI/multiview
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows

Description

Hello. Im using virtualbox 3.x without this problem at all. I have 2 monitors running in dualview mode (so i have two separated desktops). First desktop is primary.

Virtualbox Manager GUI running on first monitor and guest VM running on second monitor. now if i press <host>+F combination (goto fullscreen) my guest VM is switched to primary monitor! if i press <host>+F again, it will go away to second monitor.

I expect to see fullscreen mode on second monitor (that is working flawless in 3.x builds)

Attachments

WinXPsp3-2010-12-23-20-56-25.log Download (69.8 KB) - added by ddn 3 years ago.
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Change History

Changed 3 years ago by ddn

vboxlog

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Rui Baptista

I've seen this behaviour in 3.2.12

Is this related to  http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=37367?

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by ddn

in 3.2.12 (and other 3.x versions) i see VB *CAN* detect monitor automatically according to its window placement with running virtual machine. so seems it is UI design problem with new 4.x branch :(

using alt+f to force full screen and after that changing monitor in mini-toolbar is non user intuitive action....

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to GUI/multiview

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Priority changed from critical to major

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by wnicholls

using alt+f to force full screen and after that changing monitor in mini-toolbar is non user intuitive action....

Not to mention, on dual screen system when the second monitor is not plugged in, you can't *see* the non-intuitive mini-toolbar. Ever. (I run my laptop with a monitor plugged in most of the time, with guest VM full-screened on the external monitor. I can't work out what the major keystroke sequence needs to be - Ctrl-F un-full-screens, but does not then have the menu option to change which host screen to use!)

Please put the host screen selection on the non-fullscreened View menu. Better still, also let vboxmanage controlvm do something about it in case the monitor can't be seen at all.

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