I’ve been using VirtualBox pretty heavily to partition things out on my systems where some tasks require setups that clash at the OS level.
I generally find multiple monitors to be exceptionally helpful in software development settings. I’ve been running with my Virtual Box VMs on one monitor and using the other monitors for host OS based windows…and this has worked pretty well.
This morning I decided to take a look at the configuration settings for my main VM and to my delight I found that it is possible to configure additional monitors and place them on the desktop. This should streamline things when developing on a VM as it allows me to keep my IDE full screen on one screen while using a second for other activities.
Now if I can only figure out how to make Docker and Virtual Box live together in harmony at home (Docker wants Hyper-V while Virtual Box can’t run under that hypervisor) I’ll be feeling pretty happy.