How can I change resolution in macOS on VMware?

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by Mlke9876, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    Hello, I have macOS High Sierra on VMware Workstation 14 Pro. I also have Mac OS X El Capitan on the same. My question is, how do I change the display resolution to more than the default (1024x800 etc...)? I've tried reinstalling VMware tools, tried using Darwin.iso 10.1.1, and VMTools.iso from YouTube. None of them let me change the display to a higher resolution (1300x900.) I think I've done it on a VM in the past. Does anyone know how I can adjust the Display? On both VM's? Thanks
     
  2. OAStubby

    OAStubby MDL Novice

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    #2 OAStubby, Feb 8, 2018
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    I have successfully used those show on TechPlusTips.
     
  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    There is no way to go any bigger than the maximum, you can only make smaller if you want.
    Resolution is a characteristic of the system, which always has a certain maximum value, and if you want a better one, you need to get a better system.
    You said "I think I've done it on a VM in the past.". You can dream, but not do.
     
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  4. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    Hi, me again. Thanks for the replies. Well I guess I can't increase the Display. That's fine. I thought I did it before but if you say no than I guess I'm wrong. Thanks again
     
  5. keremk

    keremk MDL Novice

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    Hi, I had the same problem then I found that this works:
    cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\"
    VBoxManage setextradata "Your osx image name" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution 1920x1080

    now here I used 1920x1080 and works perfect.. you can set it to any resolution you like.
    I know this is virtualbox but like I said I had perfect control over the resolution
     
  6. sabaji

    sabaji MDL Novice

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    ADD IN *vmx
    svga.autodetect = "FALSE"
    svga.vramSize = "8323072"
    svga.maxWidth = 1920
    svga.maxHeight = 1080
    svga.numDisplays = 1

    for 1920 * 1080