The use of what are known as virtual machines is spreading throughout the world with the passage of time. Programs like VMWare or VirtualBox allow us, in a very simple way, to virtualize operating systems without actually installing them.
It goes without saying the wide range of possibilities that these virtual machines can present to us. For example, quickly and easily, we can test Linux distributions on our Windows 10 PC in a few minutes. In this way, among many other things, we save ourselves having to go about installing and uninstalling systems on the PC to test them.
Common uses of a virtual machine
In this way, lovers of technology in general and software in particular, will have the possibility of experimenting with several systems at the same time. And it is that a virtualization program of this type like VirtualBox , we can install several virtual machines. In this way, we only have to choose the one we want to start in each case based on what we need. In addition, a section that we must bear in mind in this regard is that everything that we carry out in the virtual machine does not affect the original system at all.
In other words, if for whatever reason the virtualized system is damaged or infected with a virus, that does not affect the operating system that we originally have on the PC. All this also allows us to use these applications to carry out all kinds of tests without fear that this will negatively affect our team. For the rest, virtualized systems work the same as if we installed it in a conventional way on the computer. In fact, we can even enjoy them in full screen , although this is not the case by default.
Use a full screen virtual machine in VirtualBox
We already mentioned before that one of the most common applications for all this that we tell you, is VirtualBox. Although there are more complex solutions , this one suits most users, even those starting from scratch. Hence, among other things, where much of its success comes from. Well, along these lines we are going to focus on how to use virtual machines here, but in full screen.
Therefore, the first thing will be to select the virtual machine that we need to use at that moment, and put it into operation as usual. We will see that by default it starts in a small window , but we can change that state in a few steps, as we will see. Here, the first thing we do is access the View / Full screen mode menu or press Ctrl + F if Windows is the base system.
At that moment we will see that the appearance on the screen changes, VirtualBox occupying its entire extension. But it may be the case that this does not happen with the desktop as such of the virtual machine. However, for it to occupy the entire screen, it is enough that we adjust the resolution of the virtualized system to that of our monitor so that we can use it occupying the entire image we see.