So I ran into an issue where I couldn’t turn off scale mode in a Kali VM which was annoying so I had to find a workaround!
What I found was the following!
- Close all virtual machines and VirtualBox
- Find your machine config files (i.e. C:\Users\uberleet\Virtualbox-Machines\Kali)
- Open for edit the file Kali.prev and look for<ExtraDataItem name=”GUI/Scale” value=”on”/
- Edit the line to change value=”on”/ to value=”off”/
- Restart VirtualBox
Next up, how to install guest additions that actually worked (for this version of Kali at least!)
sudo apt install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso sudo mount -o loop /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso /media/cdrom sudo bash /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run sudo reboot -h
Success! Upon finishing the reboot, the screen should change size as you change the window size!!