Ticket #9813 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Small text in fullscreen command prompt (cmd)

Reported by: twipley Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 4.1.4
Keywords: small letters text fullscreen alt tab command prompt cmd Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux


In Windows XP command prompt, alt-tab to get fullscreen mode using cmd, only to get smaller-than-should-be text letters. That is, using high resolutions (such as 1080p), text only takes the center of the screen, when it should enlarge to fill up the whole screen.


VBox.log Download (55.5 KB) - added by twipley 8 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

This is not a VirtualBox bug. When you press ALT+Tab then Windows switches to a small screen resolution and the monitor will zoom the screen to the full size. VirtualBox does not change the host screen resolution. If you need that then enter the scale mode in that case.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by twipley

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution wontfix deleted

I am sorry. I meant "when you press alt-enter to get to fullscreen mode," and implied nothing regarding the use of "alt-tab." I described the wrong key combo. Please open the ticket again, as I believe you might have misunderstood the fundamental problem at issue here.

There is a button down there, "reopen ticket," and I am going to highlight it just in case.

Changed 8 years ago by twipley

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by twipley

I believe the following should take care of this issue:

If this happens to be the case, the current-page ticket is to be closed.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by twipley

I am confirming this issue to be non-existent.

The resolution of a full-screen "command prompt" under Windows XP indeed is of 720x400, and that (rightly) is what VirtualBox virtualizes, too.

I am sorry to have unnecessarily opened a ticket; that is, one for a completely-imaginary defect.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to worksforme

Thanks for the explanation!

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