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Oracle VM VirtualBox is an easy way to use multiple OS on a single window. You can install many Operating Systems on Virtualbox Virtual Machine. like- Windows, Linux, Solaris, BSD, IBM OS/2, Mac OS X2 & others etc. But after install, when we start any virtual machine then the problem is- it starts with a small screen. We choose full-screen mode but faces resolution problem. It is because when we installed any OS on the virtual box then Virtual Box doesn’t automatically install the drivers. We need to do this manually. So how to fix the full-screen resolution problem & how to enable full screen mode.

Supported OS for Virtual Machine Virualbox-

  • Windows- Windows 3.1, 95, 98, ME, NT 4, 2000, XP, Vista, 2008, 7, 8, 8.1 & Windows 10 all 32 & 64 Bits Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 All 32 & 64 bit versions.
  • Linux- Linux 2.2, 2.4,2.6, Ubuntu, Debian, Open SUSE, Mandriva, Mandrake, Fedora, Oracle Linux, RHEL, Red Hat Linux, Xandros. ArchLinux & Gentoo.
  • Solaris- Solaris 10, 11, OpenSolaris.
  • BSD- FreeBSD, NET-BSD. Open BSD.
  • IBM OS/2- OS/2 Warp 3, 4, 4.5, ecomstation, Other OS2.
  • Mac OS X- Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
  • Others- DOS, Netware, L4, QNX, JROKITVE & other unknown.

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How to solve full-screen resolution problem in Oracle VM VirtualBox?

If you are facing full-screen resolution problem. Then you will need to install drivers for that Operating system. Oracle VirtualBox has included drivers for all OS virtual machines. The driver CD name is Virtualbox Guest additions.

How to install Virtualbox Guest additions?

Before installing Guest additions Virtualbox, You will need to attach Guest Additions ISO image.

  • To insert Guest Additions ISO CD image click on Devices menu of any operating systems running in normal mode.
  • Now click on Insert Guest Additions CD image… option from the device menu.

Now the Guest Additions ISO image has been successfully connected to Virtual Box virtual machines.

  • To install drivers for the related OS, open Windows explorer or File explorer of the running OS in VirtualBox.
  • Expand drives from the left pane & choose CD Drive (D:) VirtualBox Guest Additions.
  • Now install driver according to your Operating System-
  1. VBoxWindowsAdditions- For all windows versions.
  2. VBoxSolarisAdditions.pkg- For all Solaris versions.
  3. For all Linux versions.
  4. OS2- Open OS2 folder for OS2 driver install.
  • After clicking on any OS driver then an installation box will appear, click on Next & follow on screen instructions.
  • When it will ask you to install the driver then click on install button.

Now the driver has been installed. Restart the VirtualBox OS.

How to enable & Switch to Fullscreen

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  • Click on View menu of any running OS in VirtualBox VM.
  • Now Click on Switch to Fullscreen option.

That’s it! Now you have been successfully solved full-screen resolution problem in Oracle VM VirtualBox.


If your Virtualbox version doesn’t have a VirtualBox Guest Additions ISO or you want to install the latest driver then you can download VirtualBox Guest Additions ISO image file from here-

How to attach downloaded Guest Additions ISO in VirtualBox OS-

Click on Devices menu of any running OS in Virtual Box» Go to under CD/DVD devices» click on Choose a virtual CD/DVD Disk file. Select ISO file from the main Operating System download folder.

Download driver operating systems wise- Windows, Linux, Solaris, BSD, IBM OS/2, Mac OS X2-

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Sometimes you need to set the exact display resolution which is not listed in the guest OS settings. While you can achieve this by resizing the VM's window, it is a waste of time. Here is how you can do it quickly.

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Let's say I want to set the display resolution in my Windows 10 VM to 1366x768. As you can see, it is not listed in available display modes in my setup:

To bypass this limitation, you need to use the VBoxManage tool, which is a console application to tweak virtual machines on the fly and offline. Our readers might be familiar with this tool from the article How to resize a VirtualBox HDD image (VDI).

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You need to execute the following commands:

The first command unlocks all possible display resolutions for virtual machines.
The second command defines a custom video mode for the specific virtual machine with name 'Machine Name'.
Finally, the third command sets this custom video mode for your virtual machine. Flash player software may be out of date mac.

You must run these commands after the virtual machine has been started, when the guest operating system is ready to use and its Guest Additions are installed properly and loaded.

In my case, I need to execute the following commands:

Under Linux, VBoxManage is accessible from any opened terminal/console.
Under Windows, you need to open a new command prompt window in the folder C:Program FilesOracleVirtualBox. See the following article: All ways to open the command prompt in Windows 10, and the part 'Run the command prompt directly from Explorer'.

Once you execute these commands, the result will be as follows:

That's it.

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