The proper answer to setting screen resolution is, with Guest Additions installed
1. set display options in the guest to any value. VirtualBox will override them if in
2. Machine->Auto-resize Guest Display
the icon contains a little tick. Absence of this tick creates the problem this thread is about.
This is very easy to overlook, and allow me to suggest to the developers that they
a) add to the User Manual the information about maximum screen resolution
as provided by Sasquatch, and
b) add proper tick boxes to the menu, rather than hiding the tick mark inside an icon,
so that the user may see at a glance what the setting is, without knowing where to look.
Who was to suspect that one icon had been piled on top of another?
or, from my point of view, what is the best solution, and programmatically very simple to do
c) set Screen Resolution permanently to Auto-resize,
in particular if accompanied with an appropriate entry in the User Manual
May I ask Sasquatch to send the Developers a little note making reference to this thread? Or inform me what the appropriate medium is? Otherwise, thanks for your effort,