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Old 01-08-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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Cool full screen on virtualbox


I'm running ubuntu on virtualbox. I want to enable full screen, i installed the host additions but all it does is to make is show the black borders around.I saw a thread about getting full screen. I did everything but I still can't get full screen. i still have the black borders around.
 
Old 01-08-2011, 07:40 PM   #2
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Hello,

are you sure that you've installed the guestadditions correctly? Could you please describe how you did it?

Markus

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Old 01-08-2011, 08:32 PM   #3
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I'm not a Virtual Box expert, but this question occurred to me:

What is the resolution of your monitor and what resolution does the guest OS think it is using?

It could be that the guest OS is maxed out (unless you try tweaking it for your monitor). I know that when I installed guest additions for Windows XP, my Virtual Box went from 800x600 to 1028x764, but my monitor is 1280x960. Same with Fedora and Arch.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 05:49 PM   #4
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thanks for your help, i opened virtual box this afternoon and it was working, i dont know why but its working now
thanks for your time
 
Old 01-14-2011, 08:20 PM   #5
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thanks for your help, i opened virtual box this afternoon and it was working, i dont know why but its working now
thanks for your time
When I worked tech support, we called this an FM problem. FM loosely translates into "freaking magic."
 
Old 01-15-2011, 03:53 AM   #6
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Maybe the virtual machine simply had to be rebooted after applying the guestadditions.

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