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tip about VM and 2560 X 1600

Postby nosirrahx » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:16 pm

I has having a hell of a time getting my VM to maximize to 2560 X 1600 (it would only go to the next resolution below) on my new workstation but I found an interesting workaround. If I maximized the VM on a 1920 X 1080 monitor, shut it down, relaunched it and then quickly dragged it while it was loading to the larger monitor it would pop right open at 2560 X 1600. From this point forward I could launch to 2560 X 1600 every time. The only catch is that if you change resolution of any monitor while the VM is up, 2560 X 1600 will be disabled again within VM.

I could not find an answer to this problem online so I figured that I'd post it so others can find it.
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Re: tip about VM and 2560 X 1600

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:17 pm

Cool, thanks for the info! :D
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Re: tip about VM and 2560 X 1600

Postby Stupify » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:37 pm

What software are you using for VM? I use VirtualBox and once you install the Guest Additions then you don't have to set resolution or anything, just full screen and it resizes.
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Re: tip about VM and 2560 X 1600

Postby nosirrahx » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:23 pm

Windows Virtual PC in XP mode, you dont have to resize it either, it adapts to the screen (well its supposed to at least). All other resolutions maximize just fine, just 2560 X 1600 was being a problem.
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Re: tip about VM and 2560 X 1600

Postby Stupify » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:42 am

nope never actually used virtual pc...
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