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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—using the fullscreen and windowed modes

There are two ways to alternate between the fullscreen and windowed modes: using the Machine menu and pressing Host+F on your keyboard (where Host represents the currently defined host key, the default value of which is Right-Ctrl ).

  1. Open your UbuntuVB virtual machine, and select Machine|Fullscreen Mode from the VirtualBox main menu. A VirtualBox — Information dialog will pop up to inform you the virtual machine will switch to full-screen and that you can go back to the windowed mode by pressing Host+F.
  2. Select the Do not show this message again option, and click on Switch to enter the fullscreen mode. Your virtual machine's screen will resize automatically to full-screen mode, and you will ...

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