How to Change the Resolution of Ubuntu 22.04 VM in VirtualBox

If you’re running Ubuntu 22.04 on VirtualBox, you’ve probably noticed that the display resolution can be a bit limited. But don’t worry, with this tutorial you’ll learn how to tweak the resolution to your liking. By the end of this guide, you’ll be able to adjust the display on your virtual machine to a size that works for you.

Change the Ubuntu display settings

Want to set your Ubuntu Virtualbox resolution to exactly what you want? The easiest and fastest way is to change it in the display settings of your Ubuntu 22.04 OS.

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First, open up the settings section by using the Activities screen as shown below.

Now scroll down the left menu bar and give the “Display settings” menu item a click.

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Once you’re in the display settings section, just click on the resolution drop-down menu. From there, pick the resolution that you like.

Ubuntu Virtualbox full screen mode can be achieved by choosing one of the values above

Once you’ve picked the perfect resolution, a green “Apply” button will pop up on the top right corner of the window. Just click on the Apply button and then hit the “Keep changes” button in the pop-up box to confirm the new resolution.

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To wrap it up, giving your Ubuntu 22.04 VirtualBox display a little facelift is a no-brainer. Just follow the instructions in this guide and you’ll have your virtual machine’s screen looking the way you want it in no time.


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Marianne elanotta

Marianne is a graduate in communication technologies and enjoys sharing the latest technological advances across various fields. Her programming skills include Java OO and Javascript, and she prefers working on open-source operating systems. In her free time, she enjoys playing chess and computer games with her two children.

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