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I've installed win7 on virtualbox on ubuntu 12.04. However, the full screen mode isn't perfect. I have black parts on both sides of the screen. I tried changing the resolution but nothing fits. Anyway to fix this?

By the way, my ubuntu is 64-bit (intel 4000 graphic card), and the my win7 is 32-bit. I'm not sure if this is the cause of the issue.

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Have you installed the virtualbox extensions and guest additions? –  amc Sep 6 '12 at 16:59
    
no I just installed it from the software center. So could you kindly tell me how do I get these extensions and additions? –  stupidity Sep 6 '12 at 17:05

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You need to install the VirtualBox guest additions. Start Windows in your Virtualbox, and from the Virtualbox menu select "Devices -> Install guest additions"

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Guest additions allow you a more seamless integration with the Linux desktop. Not only will you be able to have a better resolution and automatically adjust the resolution to the X window size, but in addition your mouse pointer will no longer be trapped by the Windows host, you will be able to share folders and more. See here.

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Thanks a lot. Full screen mode is perfect now :) –  stupidity Sep 6 '12 at 17:17

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