OS Icons as shortcuts

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OS Icons as shortcuts

Postby Romario » 11. Nov 2010, 17:52

Hi,

am using VB on Win7-64bit and I start my VMs with shortcuts on the desktop.
Is there a way to use the OS icons with these shortcuts which are used in the VB gui for the different OSes?

Thx
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Re: OS Icons as shortcuts

Postby Technologov » 12. Nov 2010, 04:12

VirtualBox provides no standard way to do this procedure. A Wish #1889 exist.

Yes, this is possible, but this is far from standard and requires custom scripting.

A. Create batch files somewhere
C:\vbox-bats\Start_XP.bat

File should have one line:
"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" startvm "Windows XP myVM"

B. Extract OS icon from VBox (use MS Paint to extract the icon)
print screen, ctrl+V
Then download GIMP and convert it from Bitmap (*.bmp) to Windows Icon (*.ico) format.

C. create shortcut to desktop (right click on your batch file ->Send To->Desktop)
Right click on the resulting shortcut and change it's icon.

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Re: OS Icons as shortcuts

Postby fixedwheel » 12. Nov 2010, 09:56

Technologov wrote:B. Extract OS icon from VBox (use MS Paint to extract the icon)

it should be somewhere in the OSE source => http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
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Re: OS Icons as shortcuts

Postby Romario » 15. Nov 2010, 10:26

Thx to both of you.

Yes, I found them in svn here:
http://www.virtualbox.org/browser/trunk ... Box/images

Regards,
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Re: OS Icons as shortcuts

Postby poetzsch » 9. Dec 2010, 12:38

This will be possible in the next major version of VirtualBox.
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