Using Custom resolution on windows guest

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Using Custom resolution on windows guest

Postby albator » 18. Nov 2010, 04:44

Hi,

I really like virtualbox, but I need help on using custom resolution.

I have read about this command :
VBoxManage setextradata "VM name" "CustomVideoMode1" "1400x1050x16"

I am unable to use it. I am testing windows 7( my virtual machine) on windows xp (real OS).

Can someone help me write a .bat with the correct command to specify a 1024x600 resolution ?

Any help would be appreciated, thank
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Re: Using Custom resolution on windows guest

Postby Perryg » 18. Nov 2010, 05:08

Why not install the guest additions (in the guest) and you can use the mouse click to set it to what ever you want?
VirtualBox online users manual or click help to see the users manual.
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Re: Using Custom resolution on windows guest

Postby albator » 19. Nov 2010, 00:49

I haved installed the guest addition, How can I use the mouse to fix the custom resolution ?
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Re: Using Custom resolution on windows guest

Postby BillG » 19. Nov 2010, 05:42

Just drag a corner of the window until it is the size you want.
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Re: Using Custom resolution on windows guest

Postby timtimtim » 19. Nov 2010, 17:42

Is it possible to automate the display size of a Windows guest? ie, create a batch file with :
VBoxManage setextradata "VM name" "CustomVideoMode1" "1400x1050x16"
and something else to use the above to create the required display size. If it's meant to be a Linuxism fair enough, but it would be handy for Windows guests. I currently resort to WinBatch scripts to resize my VMs in an automated manner, but I'd rather use some VBox feature if it exists.
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