How to change the size of your virtual box window

Sometimes when you first power on your Ubuntu Virtual machine (or any similar VM), the window size and resolution are quite small.

Here is a short tip on how to increase the size of the window.

First in you virtual machine, click on Settings after you have selected the Ubuntu VM :

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This will open up the window below (make sure you click on the Display icon on the top):

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Now as shown above, modify the value of the scale factor. Once done, click OK.

Now start you Ubuntu VM : image3.png

You will notice that the screen size has changed.

ziad nahdy

Ziad Nahdy, fan of open source, worked at SAP for 17 years. He is a technical writer, blogger and Linux enthusiast. He loves to read and help others with their problems. He is addicted to open source software but he also loves other technology related stuff.

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