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VirtualBox Installation Host Screen Size problem
« on: July 31, 2021, 11:04:58 PM »
 

bonnevie

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Hello,
I'm stuck with a screen problem in Virtualbox:  the bottom part of the setup instructions in Host is hidden and I can't move the panel around to unhide it. I should see buttons like  "Continue" or "Cancel". Because it's [below the screen], I can't move on. It looks like this:


 
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VB was downloaded from Light Software. My max screen resolution is 1366X768. Lowering screen rez is only giving me the same truncated VB image (with black margins) and I still can't move it around. I know these buttons are down there, so it's kind of frustrating!
I welcome any suggestion to get a full screen.
Last Edit: August 01, 2021, 05:37:49 PM by bonnevie
 


Re: VirtualBox Installation Host Screen Size problem
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2021, 10:43:21 AM »
 

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 :031: Kind of annoying heh! The problem is a developer that is not concerned with allowing actual OS WMs to handle parts of the application's display. It's actually a dialogue window and not an XFCE window. Also don't feel left out because the same issue occurs with Windows 10. Dialogue windows with continue/next and/or cancel/quit buttons usually accept (cr) "Enter" for continue/next and "ESC" or "Control +C" for cancel/quit so you can just use the keys thus the lack of concern from devs. Some of these dialogue windows can be dragged upward with the mouse by holding down the (Windows) "Super" key while dragging. Lots of annoying solutions like rotating the screen, or hiding the bottom panel, or moving the bottom panel to the left or right screen side. Don't know why devs feel it's necessary to use such a big dialogue window in this case but I doubt it'll ever be fixed.

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Re: VirtualBox Installation Host Screen Size problem
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2021, 05:36:37 PM »
 

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Thanks Trinidad.  Rotating screen sideways did reveal the dialog box.  Everything else failed, so I'm happy that this solution worked out.
Last Edit: August 01, 2021, 05:49:43 PM by bonnevie
 


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