VirtualBox version 4.0.12
Windows 7 x86 Host
Various Linux Guests (currently have a Fedora 15 VM and generic Live CD Test VM)
Is there a way to have the network adapter enabled only when a VM is running? I use the default Windows network indicator to monitor connectivity and it's annoying to have it always say there's a wired connection even when there isn't. I don't want to manually enable and disable the adapter by changing the adapter settings buried in control panel... that's more annoying than just seeing "Ethernet connection - no internet access" when it should say "not connected". I understand that the always on setting was made the default (don't see a way to change it in the preferences) because Windows XP uses an individual icon for each adapter that it would spam the system tray if there was no connection, but Windows 7 has just one icon for all adapters, so IMO that change should be reversed.