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Re: problems using fixed window sizes



On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 11:19 -0400, David wrote:

> > 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.

I don't see how that's relevant to the problem. The problem is that many
apps don't consider what happens when they're run on low-resolution
displays - their authors never thought to test them at 640x480, for e.g.
So they assume there will always be enough space to render a window with
no scroll bars that's over 480 or over 600 pixels in height, which is
not always the case. I've seen many instances of this myself when I used
to use a system with a 1024x480 display. It's nothing to do with
VirtualBox per se, VBox just happened to expose him to such an
environment. There are other ways to get it too (viz, netbooks).

-- 
Adam Williamson
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