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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
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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