-disableclose under Virtual PC

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A usability problem that some people struggle with under Virtual PC is that of hitting the wrong [X].  To explain - on a virtual machine under Virtual PC there is an [X] in the top right hand corner that can be used to close the virtual machine.  This is standard for all Windows applications - and is the exact cause of the problem.  Users who are running maximized Windows applications inside of the virtual machine will end up with two [X]'s side by side and may accidentally click on the wrong one (with potential disastrous results).

To help out in this scenario - we have provided the '-disableclose' command line option which disables the [X] and requires the user to close the virtual machine via the Action menu or by hitting host key + F4.


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  • Handy! Didn't know about that. Is it documented with the other command line switches?
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2005 3:22 AM by Morgan

    > Is it documented with the other command line
    > switches?

    It is (at least in SP1).
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