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Thread: Adjusting guest OS screen resolution in VirtualBox 4.1.8

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    Re: Adjusting guest OS screen resolution in VirtualBox 4.1.8

    Or for OSs that aren't yet supported by Guest Additions(like Windows 8 ) follow the steps here:
    http://www.windows7hacker.com/index....en-resolution/

    Allows you to add a Screen Resolution that you can then set while inside the Guest OS.

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    Re: Adjusting guest OS screen resolution in VirtualBox 4.1.8

    I installed a WinXP guest in my Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) with VirtualBox.
    My notebook has got a native resolution of 1680*1050.
    The WinXP has a maximum of 1600*1200 (without any additional guest drivers).
    As I need Xp to use a special VPN software setup needed to work at home
    (with FortiClient) without always restart from Linux to Windows I looked for a solution
    to better setup the screen resolution - the computer which I logon via remote desktop connection has a resolution of 1680*1050 again, so there are always some differences.

    What I found out in the meantime is the possibility of setting up a bigger virtual screen reosultion on the host system, which may help many users with smaller displays.

    Use
    xrandx
    to find out what the name of your display is, in my case "LCDS", and what is the maximum of resolution your graphics adapter supports, in my case 8192*8192.
    Afterwards, you can easily setup higher resolutions e.g. with
    xrandr --output LVDS --panning 3360x2100
    which gives me a four times bigger desktop.

    Hope somebody finds this useful.
    Last edited by mideal; February 2nd, 2013 at 03:13 PM. Reason: grammar 's'

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    Re: Adjusting guest OS screen resolution in VirtualBox 4.1.8

    Thanks for sharing and please do not post in threads that have not had activity for a year or longer, since this is an old thread it has been closed.

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