Screen size is small in Ubuntu and Virtual Box

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I have a Lenovo laptop that's currently running Windows 7. I just installed Ubuntu on my VM using VM Virtual Box. But when I'm in the Ubuntu desktop, my window keeps getting reduced (almost 4 inches in size). I can't really see anything right now.
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Install the latest version of the VirtualBox Guest Additions into your Ubuntu-Guest. Startup your guest and hit Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal session. Type

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms

to install the latest package

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  • clark445kent
    Hi,
    You have to shut down your virtual box and in a terminal shell type the following command:

    VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/MaxGuestResolution 1366,768

    The 1366,768 is just what i have set for the screen resolution on my laptop. Change this to whatever your current resolution is on the machine you are running. This should maximize all screens to full 100% on all guest OS's.

    I hope it will be helpful for you

    Thanks & Regards
    Clark Kent
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