Missing Feature: Screenshot of virtual machine

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Missing Feature: Screenshot of virtual machine

Postby Tails » 4. Aug 2008, 14:52

Hello, I am trying VirtualBox and it looks very good. It's nicer and faster (on my PC) than VMware server.

But I really miss one simple feature: Screenshot of virtual machine.
Because I sometimes need to create several screenshots of some operating system for Screenshots-Archive (link is in my profile), I'll be very happy to see this feature implemented, because then I can easily migrate to VirtualBox.

Could be this feature implemented in VirtualBox? I should be small but useful improvement. :D
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Postby th_bone » 4. Aug 2008, 21:09

I vote for this feature, too.
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Postby djgera » 18. Feb 2009, 07:40

I am very interested in this feature. Maybe for example for example a HOSTKEY+printscreen, the save screenshot with a pattern like screencap0000.png screencap0001.png etc.
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Re: Missing Feature: Screenshot of virtual machine

Postby ariel » 26. Nov 2009, 04:44

+1
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Re: Missing Feature: Screenshot of virtual machine

Postby MarkCranness » 26. Nov 2009, 05:48

I give you: Host (press & release), Alt+PrintScreen!
Use it wisely.

Edit: OK, when the guest OS is not Windows, or the Guest Additions have not been installed, then there might be a black border (Fullscreen) or the VirtualBox window frame and menu and status bar with tools (when not Fullscreen) around the screenshot of the guest OS if those are visible...

If the guest OS is Windows, and the Guest Additions have been installed, and the guest has captured the keyboard, and the VM is setup with Settings>General>Advanced>Shared Clipboard: 'Bidirectional' or 'Guest to host', then:

  • PrintScreen will screenshot the entire guest OS display to the shared clipboard on the host
  • Alt+PrintScreen will screenshot the guest OS active window to the shared clipboard on the host
For all guest OSs, if the guest has captured the keyboard, then:

  • Host (press & release), Alt+PrintScreen will screenshot the entire guest OS display, with border or VirtualBox window frame if those are visible
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Re: Missing Feature: Screenshot of virtual machine

Postby Technologov » 27. Nov 2009, 14:20

Wish opened.

[feature-request] GUI: Please add option to take VM screenshot. Wish #5561

-Technologov
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Re: Missing Feature: Screenshot of virtual machine

Postby johnsonua » 7. Jun 2010, 23:03

Alt-Printscreen does not work when your keyboard is lacking a PrintScreen key, as on a Mac kb...
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