cruelsister

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An update, obviously. Thankfully they were aware and fixed the visual quality issue.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

The Changelog:

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: added support for guest crash report MSRs with Hyper-V paravirtualization
  • VMM: fixed an issue causing artifically high load averages on Linux hosts
  • VMM: fixed a kernel panic with thread-context hooks caused by incompatible changes made to Linux 4.2 kernels
  • VMM: fixed a saved state issue with VT-x/AMD-V disabled (5.0 regression; bug #14304)
  • VMM: fixed VERR_SUPDRV_TSC_DELTA_MEASUREMENT_FAILED Guru Meditations on certain AMD CPUs (5.0 regression; bug #14370)
  • VMM: fixed a crash while creating a guest core dumps via the VM debug facility (5.0 regression)
  • VMM: This release has AVX2 passthrough disabled on every host and AVX passthrough disabled for 64-bit VMs on 32-bit hosts. This will be properly fixed in a future 5.0.x maintenance release (see e.g. bug #14262).
  • GUI: fixed rare hang and crash on VM shutdown/poweroff
  • GUI: X11: fixed few crashes caused by the Qt alien widgets feature
  • GUI: X11: fixed various mini-toolbar geometry quirks like positioning, z-order, transiency issues on certain window managers (bug #14257)
  • GUI: X11: fixed mini-toolbar minimize button issue under certain window managers (bug #14284)
  • GUI: VM menu actions availability should now be properly updated on full-screen/seamless/scaled mode switches
  • GUI: disk encryption password validation should be performed when user confirmed the password, not after each entered symbol
  • GUI: do not change the VM/group selection in the VM Manager to the newly created VM if it was created by another client (e.g. VBoxManage)
  • GUI: Mac OS X: do not treat 'almost maximized' VM windows as 'maximized', watch for the strict window geometry instead
  • GUI: improve the quality in scaled mode under some circumstances (5.0 regression; bug #14303)
  • VBoxManage: do not deny changing the network adapter type at VM runtime (5.0 regression; bug #14308)
  • VRDP: allow Windows 10 RDP clients (bug #14216)
  • Audio: fix a possible crash on VM process termination (5.0 regression)
  • Storage: improved raw disk access on OS X by unmounting any accessed volume before first use and prevent any mount attempt by the host (bug #14219)
  • 3D: basic support for saving/restoring display lists
  • Drag and drop: fixed guest to host transfers on OS X hosts
  • Drag and drop: fixed memory leak on Windows guests
  • Shared Folders: fixed a problem with accessing CIFS shares (bug #14252)
  • Shared Folders: improved path conversion between hosts and guests with different path separators (bug #14153)
  • API: skip resetting of immutable media when the VM in saved state is started (bug #13957)
  • API: fixed method for setting medium IDs which used zero (invalid) UUIDs instead random (valid) UUIDs if no UUIDs were passed (bug ... (closed: fixed)">#14350)
  • API: for Windows host fix detection of API client crashes which have a session open
  • OVF: properly export all VBox features including the setting for paravirtualization (bug #14390)
  • Mac OS X hosts: El Capitan USB fixes
  • Windows hosts: fixed crash when opening Windows dialogs from the VM process on Windows 10 (bug #14351)
  • Windows hosts: fixed host-only adapter creation issues on Windows 10 (bug #14040)
  • Windows hosts: fixed audio on Windows 10 (bug #14432)
  • Linux hosts: more fixes for activated SMAP on Linux 3.19 and newer (Broadwell and later; bug #13961)
  • Linux hosts: check then name space before attaching to a host network interface (bug #13795)
  • Linux Additions: Linux 4.2 fixes (bug Fixed in SVN (closed: fixed)">#14227)
  • Linux Additions: improved the performance of stat() to speed up certain file operations on shared folders
  • Windows Additions: fixed a potential crash in the WDDM driver with Windows 10 (bug #14190)
  • Solaris Additions: added support for X.Org Server 1.17
  • X11 Additions: various seamless mode fixes, including invisible windows under LXDE.
 
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Transition through modes was broken, got several crashes, and visual look in scaled mode was grrrrrrrrrrr.

When you think you have finished with next version send workers to two weeks vacation then after that vacation give it another month of checking it for bugs then release it.
 

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I use VBox in my videos and had to jump though a number of hoops in order to better the visual quality. Not being by nature an Artsy-Craftsy person I can assure you that it was a pain I didn't need. Blessed Relief now.
 
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Still low resolution in Scaled mode (everything is to big) even after several reboots for Linux guest, additions are installed.
Icon names and fonts are fixed in scaled mode but resolution is terrible, still can't switch to seamless mode.
 

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VirtualBox 5.0.4 - released 8th September 2015

Full Changelog - Changelog – Oracle VM VirtualBox

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: fixed an issue with Windows 10 guest kernel debugging over the network for Hyper-V paravirtualized VMs
  • VMM: fixed a bug which prevented reading the saved state of the 'PATM' unit from VirtualBox 4.3.x (bug #14512)
  • GUI: changed default OS type for Windows from Windows XP to Windows 7
  • GUI: added another pre-defined guest screen resolution (bug #14384)
  • GUI: fixed update check which was broken due to changing the location of the root certificates (bug #13096)
  • GUI: fixed issues with synchronization of Caps lock / Num lock / Scroll lock on Windows hosts (bug #14302)
  • GUI: don't crash during VM shutdown if 2D video acceleration and 3D support are enabled (Mac OS X hosts only)
  • GUI: several seamless fixes for certain X11 window managers, also when used in multi-screen setups
  • GUI: Log window size, position and cursor-position fixes
  • Audio: fixed playing leftover/deprecated audio samples
  • Audio: fixed playing audio after suspending the host (5.0 regression; Linux hosts using the ALSA backend)
  • Audio: fixed playing short audio samples which were chopped off formerly
  • Audio: fixed distortions on OS X when the sample rate of the guest stream and host device don't match
  • Storage: fixed raw disk access and flat VMDK image access which would be always opened readonly (5.0.2 regression; bugs #14425, #14461)
  • Storage: fixed initial encryption of VDI images after they were compacted (bug #14496)
  • VGA: fix for certain graphics modes (bug #14516)
  • NAT: don't freeze while the VM is paused if the network attachment mode is changed from/to NAT with activated port forwarding
  • OVF: fixed duplicate USB controller entries in exported OVA/OVF (bug #14462)
  • Shared Folders: fixed a path separator issue (bug #14434)
  • Drag and drop: fixed crashes on OS X hosts when doing host-to-guest transfers
  • VBoxManage: another attempt to not deny changing the network adapter type at VM runtime (5.0 regression; bug #14308)
  • VBoxManage: fixed broken guestcontrol <VM-Name> list command (5.0 regression)
  • VBoxManage: fixed broken Guest Control stdout/stderr output (5.0 regression)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed remaining problems with activated SMAP (Broadwell and later; bug #14412)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed broken 3D support (5.0.2 regression; bug #14476)
  • Linux hosts: Linux 4.2 fix
  • Linux hosts: don't crash on older Linux distributions if the DBus service isn't running (bug #14543)
  • Windows hosts: fixed the VERR_LDR_MISMATCH_NATIVE error message (bug #14420)
  • Windows hosts: fix for Windows 10 build 10525 and later (bug #14502)
  • Windows hosts: fixed network adapter enumeration on Windows 10 (bug #14437)
  • Windows hosts: prevent intermittent host network disconnects during VM start/shutdown with bridged networking (bug #14500)
  • Windows Additions: fixed the call to the memory allocation function (bug #14415)
  • Linux Additions: be more forgiving if the compilation of the vboxvideo module fails (bug #14547)
  • X11 Additions: fixed a number of small issues with dynamic resizing and full-screen and seamless modes.