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    Minimize Virtual Box in Fullscreen mode

    If I have VirtualBox running in Fullscreen mode how can I minimize it so I can switch to my Linux programs, Other VMs, or my desktop?

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    Re: Minimize Virtual Box in Fullscreen mode

    If you put your mouse down to the bottom center or top center of the screen, VirtualBox control panel should pop up.

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    Re: Minimize Virtual Box in Fullscreen mode

    Quote Originally Posted by ineedacold1 View Post
    If you put your mouse down to the bottom center or top center of the screen, VirtualBox control panel should pop up.
    I see that but I don't see a way to minimize it. When I click the X it asks to shut down or suspend the VM, but I still want the VM running minimized.

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    Re: Minimize Virtual Box in Fullscreen mode

    If your bottom panel is set up to show your windows list (should show something like yourVMname running)

    You can right-click on this and select Minimize...

    You could also try hitting the right ctrl key + F which should bring you out of full-screen mode.
    Last edited by bluelamp999; October 9th, 2009 at 03:29 AM.
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    Re: Minimize Virtual Box in Fullscreen mode

    I am using AWN as the bottom of my screen and I am in Virtual Box not VM Ware, I can minimize VM Ware no problem.

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    Re: Minimize Virtual Box in Fullscreen mode

    Quote Originally Posted by bluelamp999 View Post

    You could also try hitting the right ctrl key + F which should bring you out of full-screen mode.
    see the above edit...
    The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

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    Re: Minimize Virtual Box in Fullscreen mode

    That woulsd bring me outta fullscreen mode but then it would mess up my resolution...

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    Re: Minimize Virtual Box in Fullscreen mode

    I've got the same problem. Unfortunately, VirtualBox brings all keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks/movements into the Virtualized environment. I haven't seen a specific shortcut to minimize VirtualBox anywhere.

    So I guess... ration your time in VirtualBox so it's not as often that you have to do it. I still think this would be an incredibly neat feature- even just allowing you to change to another desktop.

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