Edit->Virtual Machine

Discussion in 'Feature Suggestions' started by maztec, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. maztec

    maztec

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    It is entirely reasonable that the settings cannot be changed without the system being rebooted.

    However, there are times when I want to make a few tweaks in anticipation of a later reboot - but do not have time to reboot right now. And, with the slippy mind I have, if I put them off to do later I will probably forget them.

    So, can it please be setup so we can edit the VM, but get a notice that says, "These changes will not take effect until you restart the VM." Please?

    Example Problem:

    For the last week I have continuously forgot to look for and change the setting that makes windows steal focus. Windows keeps stealing focus. I keep wanting to go to Edit->VM and change the setting, but I cannot. By the time I reboot the VM, I have forgotten I wanted to do this, so I reboot, and the problem is not cleared up.

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    So, please, allow the following behavior:
    VM Running; Edit->VM: "Warning: Changes will not take effect until you restart the VM."; *fiddle fiddle, make changes*; Click OK: "Warning: Changes will not take effect until you restart the VM."; *go back to using VM for a while, get done"; action->pause, "VM Changes are pending, they will not take effect until you restart the VM."; Oh Right! I forgot; action->start; start->shutdown; "VM Changes have been applied"; Yay!

    Thank you!
     
  2. John@Parallels

    John@Parallels

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    Several changes only applying after restart, almost the same as on real PC
     
  3. slimemold

    slimemold

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    Original poster is aware of that, John. But it's entirely reasonable to allow changes to the VM settings to take place on next boot. I second the original poster's request.
     

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