|Indicator-VirtualBox it's a simple indicator for the GNOME panel that allows launching the virtual machines that we have added to VirtualBox directly from the desktop. It works with both VirtualBox and VirtualBox OSE.|
Although it is possible to create shortcuts for each of the virtual machines that we add to VirtualBox, this method is simpler since it avoids the task of having to be creating, updating or deleting those shortcuts. In addition, it is more verbose because all machines are listed when pressing the indicator icon.
To add this program, you need to add the WebUpd8 PPA (a blog in English about Linux) which also includes updates to many other popular programs. The versions contained in this PPA are for Ubuntu (Lucid, Maverick and Natty):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: nilarimogard / webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-virtualbox
To run it hit ALT + F2 and typed: indicator-virtualbox.