You can configure the resolution settings that determine how a virtual machine is displayed.

Before you begin

  • Verify that you are using a Retina display or another high-pixel density display.

  • Verify that you are using hardware version 11 or later, preferably hardware version 12.

  • Verify that the latest version of VMware Tools is installed.

  • For best appearance and performance, select Best for Display in the Display pane of System Preferences on the Mac host.

Procedure

  1. Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Select a virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library window and click Settings.
  3. Under System Settings in the Settings window, click Display.

    You use the Virtual Machine Resolution options to select the display settings for single window mode and full screen mode.

  4. Select the Single Window resolution setting.

    This setting specifies how the virtual machine displays in single window mode.

    Option

    Description

    Use Fusion Display Preferences

    Uses the global Fusion display preference setting. See Set Fusion Display Resolution Preferences.

    Stretch the virtual machine in the window

    When the virtual machine window is resized, the virtual machine display is stretched to fill the window with the resolution unchanged.

    Resize the virtual machine and the window

    The virtual machine display is resized to fit the single window.

  5. Select the Full Screen resolution setting.

    This setting specifies how the virtual machine is displayed in full screen mode.

    Option

    Description

    Use Fusion Display Preferences

    Uses the global Fusion display preference setting. See Set Fusion Display Resolution Preferences.

    Center the virtual machine in the screen

    When the virtual machine enters Full Screen view mode, the virtual machine display is centered on the screen with the resolution unchanged.

    Stretch the virtual machine in the screen

    When the virtual machine enters Full Screen view mode, the virtual machine display is stretched to fill the screen space with the resolution unchanged.

    Resize the virtual machine to fit the screen

    The virtual machine display is resized to fit the full screen.