One of the main problems that usually arise in Linux and Free Software in general, is that sometimes we are forced to use Proprietary Software. And sometimes we can get to have trouble running, Either because this program does not support Linux, or because it just doesn’t work at all well.
If we do not want to make disk partitions to install Windows, VirtualBox is the solution to the problem we pose. Well Virtual Box is a Free program (licensed under GPLv2) that allows us run any OS under a virtual machine to which we ourselves can allocate their resources. In this post we show you how we can optimize the screen resolution of Virtual Box, as it is usually one of the first “problems” that usually arise.
For example, a couple of years ago, I had the need to use a program to program in the assembler of the Motorola 68k, but this program it had no support for Linux and running with Wine didn’t quite work well. So I decided to install Windows XP on a virtual machine using Virtual Box, and problem solved.
Still, something like what you see in the next screenshot was what I first encountered. The resolution didn’t quite convince me and I immediately thought it would be great to be able to use Virtual Box in full screen mode.
Well, put Virtual Box in full screen mode is possible and it is, in fact, one of the features that will make the use of Virtual Box virtually as if run the OS in question on our own machine. To do this, just click on the menu option devices, click on Install Guest Additions and then proceed with the installation.
Once we have installed it, we need to restart Virtual Box. For when we restart any OS, we can now put it in full screen mode whenever we want. To do this we must press, at the same time, the key Ctrl from the right and the key F. You will notice that with full screen mode active, there will be virtually no difference between running an OS on your PC and running it in Virtual Box, so using OS on virtual machines will make you a very comfortable and simple task.
We hope you enjoyed this post. We invite you to leave us your experiences with VirtualBox in the comments box, or even if you know the occasional “trick” to liven up its use.