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Re: problems using fixed window sizes

On 10/26/2009 10:49 AM, Fulko Hew wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:36 AM, David <dgboles gmail com> wrote:
>> On 10/26/2009 10:30 AM, Fulko Hew wrote:
>> Three related questions:
>> 1) Have you installed the GuestAdditions?
> Nope, but I have now, and I'll look into it.
>> 2) Have you switched to the fullscreen display mode?
> Nope, but I see in the documentation that there is a way
> to reconfig the OS to take advantage of 'full screen mode'.
> (Just going into full screen mode isn't enough.)
>> 3) Did you actually read the instructions?  :-)
> As an co-worker said ~25 years ago:
> "If you have to read the book... its too damn complicated.".
> I've used that as a design guideline ever since, along with:
> "If you have to ask me a question... I didn't do my job right."
> ... snip ...
> But in the end, my rant isn't with VirtualBox,
> its with the application developers.

But from the way that you wrote this it sounded more like pebcak.  :-)

Virtualbox, when configured correctly and in fullscreen mode, looks just
like a 'real' install of the guest OS. The only way there could be
sliders on the right side or the left side of the application windows
would be if that was a normal display. An application that was in a
windowed (not fullscreen) mode. Also note that the Guest OS needs to be
configured correctly too.

As for the instructions? Virtualbox has some of the very best
instructions that I have ever seen. Don't think of Virtualbox as running
another application on your OS. Think of it as running a different OS on
your OS.


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