Virtualbox is Oracle‘s free Virtual Machine software. It’s fantastic, reliable and FREE! I’ve used it for a few years now and am loving it. I don’t install new virtual machines often but when I do, I struggle with the steps to enable the Virtual Machines to fullscreen mode. I’m writing this down now for future references.
The instuctions in the post assume that the virtual machine has been installed, for example, I would already done these tasks:
- donwloaded and installed the virtualbox software from Oracle
- downloaded and installed Windows 10 from Microsoft
Now, started the virtual machine and check if the virtual machine is shoing a thick black frame around it when in fullscreen mode. It means that the virtual machine is not displaying the same size as the host machine when in fullscreen mode.
What needs to happen now is to download and install the “Oracle VM Virtual Machine Extension Pack”, then attached the Guest Addition (installed by installing the Extension Pack) as a CD image to the virtual machines so it can be installed locally on the virtual machines. Detailed steps are:
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I’m doing some Project Euler problems to brush up my coding skills – see if I still have got it. Just like riding a bicycle years later, I think years of training in the past had not left me yet. Just like cleaning up and oiling the old bicycle, I found myself trying to setup the coding environment again.
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I am giving WordPress.com a try. Why, you ask?
Warning, this is the start of my 2 seconds rant:
I’v been hosting my personal blog with @bluehost for >5 years now so you would understand how disappointed I felt when my blog (and website) started to go up and down all the time! I enquired and was taken on a wild ride with their Service Desk and Technical Support people. I was told to get a developer to look at my site or upgrade to one of the Bluehost’s new 100% super fast plans. I am not running a business so that was out of the question. I picked them years ago because their plans were suitable for personal hosting. I tried to reach out on Twitter too. Until today, the issue is unresolved and like other frustrated customers, I gave up chasing them. I work in the IT industry so I can call BS when I see one. It’s not a nice feeling to be “handled”! 😱
That was my 2 seconds rant to the rest of the internet because the target audience does not care to listen.
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Do you know how to start your own Google Sites? There are many resources online about it so here, I will show you how to kick start the your every own Google Sites website project and give you some resource to move on to the next step.
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I have always been using text files to manage my todo lists but only recently been enlightened of the Todo.txt concept. This post will teach you how to write and deploy a markup definition file for TextWrangler on Mac so it will automatically highlight your Todo.txt like this:
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Passionate about social media, I’ve taken a great infographic on the topic from Buffer.
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I am a big fan of eBooks. I have many eBooks in formats other than .epub so I wanted to convert them into the proper eBook format – ePub. How difficult can it be? It turns out that its easy to make your own eBooks as long as you know the basic rules and tools.
Tools to use:
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I have recently updated the OS X to Yosemite on my Mac Air. All was good except that the “double tab on the trackpad to drag an item around the screen” function stopped working. I had a look around in the System Preference but couldn’t find anything. Mainly because I didn’t know that the “double tabbing on the trackpad to drag stuff on the screen” action was actually called “Trackpad Dragging“! Else, it would be so much easier to search the Mac or the Internet for a fix. I tried to live without of it but soon the annoyance was creeping up on me. After a bit of persistent research, I found where Apple hid the option to enable “Trackpad Dragging“. The following explains How to Enable Trackpad Dragging on OS X: Continue reading “How to Enable Trackpad Dragging on OS X”
I’m giving myself a 🌟 for finishing a little volunteer project for RSPCA ACT. 🙂
The idea is to create a website that contains a Pet Quiz where people answer a few questions to find out what kind of pet is the best suitable for them. The logic for the website is pretty simple so I kept the design simple and clean too. The website is going to be used on iPads in RSPCA ACT’s booth at this year’s Florida (URL: http://rspcapetquiz.com).
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