Steve Rindsberg wrote:
> In article <#WpFg0C0KHA.6112@newsgroup>, Karl E. Peterson wrote:
>> Karl E. Peterson wrote:
>>> Running Office 2007 <gag> in Windows 7 x64, so loaded Office 2003 in a WVPC
>>> VM as I still need to support and develop for that platform as well.
>>> All is good except... When I flick PPT into presentation mode, it centers
>>> the show smackdab in the middle of the virtual display -- that is, spread
>>> across both physical displays and split down the middle.
>>> Anyone know of anyway to force it to use one or the other, as it does when
>>> it's installed native?
>> Seeing no response in the VirtualPC group, I'm now thinking I should've
>> also cross-posted over into a PowerPoint group as well.
>> For the PowerPoint folks: WVPC is "Windows Virtual PC" which allows
>> virtual XP machines to be setup in Windows 7. In this case, PPT2003 is
>> being run "seemlessly", making it appear that it's running as an
>> installed app in the Win7 install, rather than within the XP VM.
> "seemlessly"? Shouldn't that be "shamelessly"? Or maybe "seamlessly".
> Yeah. That's the ticket. Sans Seams.
Heh, well, sometimes it seems to work better than others?
> So we try this on for size: in seamless mode, do you/can you set the display
> resolution of the virtual machine?
No. It just seems to use the entire virtual screen coordinates, not
differentiating between individual monitors.
As I google about more and more, it's starting to seem like a "known
limitation/feature." For example:
"Virtual application windows being centered across two monitors is a
known limitation. The application opens in span mode and treats the 2
monitors as 1 big screen, hence the centering."
(I can't tell if that's an official MSFT mouth speaking, there, or
> I'm thinking that there might be some
> kind of disconnect between the VM's display rez and the rez of the physical
> machine hosting it. What happens if you set the two to match? Assuming
> that's possible.
These things are weird. They operate just as though they are installed
on the host. Other than having the whole XP theme thing going on, with
nary a sign of Aero, of course.
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