How to add a display mode to a VirtualBox VM?
I am using VirtualBox to run windows 8 while I test it out. All of my other virtual machines (i.e. Windows XP a Ubuntu) will use the full screen. For some reason I am unable to get it to fit the full screen like it should. The monitor I am using has its screen resolution set to 1600 X 900.
In the below screenshot of my XP virtual machine you can see the resolution is 1600 X 836. Which utilizes the entire screen.
Now looking at the resolution settings in my Windows 8 virtual machine I do not have any resolution setting that is close enough to 1600 X 900. How can I get a resolution setting in the Windows 8 virtual machine that will use the monitors entire area without causing scroll bars?
EDIT Under the view toolbar in VirtualBox I selected Switch to Seemless Mode just to trouble shoot a little and then exited that mode. Now it is actually auto resizing the screen. However I am unable to get to the start ribbon or whatever it is called that appears on the right hand side of the screen. So, I restarted the machine and now it is really slow. Does VirtualBox have problems with guest additions working in Windows 8?
EDIT ROUND 2 Well, I un-installed and re-installed VirtualBox (the most current version). I then created the Windows 8 virtual machine again from scratch. I installed guest additions and it still is not working correctly. I have virtual machines for Windows XP, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Xubuntu and they are all working flawlessly. So far, Windows 8 has not impressed.