How to Set VMWare resolution fullscreen as your Ubuntu desktop

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We have already discussed how to install VMware server in ubuntu gutsy .If you want to use your vmware same as your ubuntu desktop resolution follow this simple procedure.

First you need to open VMWare, don't boot any guest OS.

Now go to "View" and select "Autofit window" and "Autofit Guest" and Close VMWare.

Open terminal window enter the following command and press enter

sudo gedit ~/vmware/preferences

You need to change the following line

pref.autoFitFullScreen = "fitHostToGuest"


pref.autoFitFullScreen = "fitGuestToHost"

save and exit the file .Open VMWare, start your virtual machine, put it full screen. When you get to Windows, it will probably say that it can't set the resolution. On Windows, go to the monitor properties and you should be able to set the desired resolution.

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8 Responses

  1. Alexei Gonzalez says:

    How do I get Ubuntu start page to fill my screen?

  2. shakir says:

    host os : windows vista
    guest os : ubuntu.
    i am not able to view the guest os in full screen mode using vmware. kindly let me know the procedure

  3. sandokan says:

    I had the same problem, but a workaround to get my Ubuntu 10.10 desktop (guest OS) full screen in VMware Player 3.1.4 (host OS: Windows Vista/7) seems to be to shutdown Ubuntu and manually set the same resolution as in the host OS. So go to ‘Virtual Machine’ > ‘Virtual Machine Settings’ > ‘Display’ and enter the resolution. (At least this worked for my Asus EeePC netbook, which has the odd resolution of 1024 x 600.)

  4. aj says:

    dude all are stupids try it,it will surely work…

    go to system>prefence>display
    set the resolution–1920*1080(16:9)
    and that’s it

  5. Virux says:

    Go to System>Preferences/Display then click. A new window will open. Top right corner is a drop down menu where you can choose different resolutions of your choice.
    That’s all there is to it.
    Going to the command line might be confusing, just use the GUI provided Ubuntu.

  6. kev says:

    Not all vms have those resolutions. you can’t take that for granted

  7. rjun singh says:

    after installing the vita switch on window in VMware then right click and goes to properties set the resolution as u required..

  8. MoohLe Paak says:

    Thank you

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