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Display Fusion running on VirtualBox on host with UltraMon

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TornBetween
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Right now, I am running a dual-monitor system using UltraMon with XPsp3 as the host environment. I am running the latest version of VirtualBox, with a vm running XPsp3. Right now, the only solution I've been able to accommodate is to stretch the single window of the vm across both monitors with the UltraMon button that does so. That leaves the vBox window sitting atop the normal desktop so that I see two taskbars and two title-bars. It's not optimum, but it works.

Having looked around, I arrived here. The question is obvious. Is there anyway to configure DisplayFusion to go full-screen across the dual monitors AND operate the monitors separately so that dialog boxes don't cross the boundary and instead arrive in the middle of the screen where the application is running? And run full top to bottom, to give me the full 3200x1200 effect? While not changing from UltraMon? If UltraMon has to go, I can live with that. But I would like assurances before hitting the big ole uninstall button.

Am looking down the road at an upgrade to Windows 7. How does that play into this ... situation?

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer an almost happy UltraMon customer.
Jan 20, 2010  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Unfortunately this sounds like a limitation of VirtualBox. With VMware Workstation you can configure virtual monitors inside your VM, and have them more-or-less overlap your physical monitor layout with a spanned window. As far as I know, VirtualBox doesn't support this feature, so I don't think DisplayFusion would be able to help you out with this.
Jan 23, 2010  • #2
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TornBetween
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Well, the news isn't unexpected. Disappointing, but expected. That said, I think I will have time to experiment with DisplayFusion once the current work crunch is behind me. I like a fair bit of it, although being able to specifically place apps opening window on specific monitors at specific places is an issue.

Thanks for clearing things up.
Jan 24, 2010  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No problem, I hope you get everything working the way you need.
Jan 26, 2010  • #4
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