I just downloaded VMware player (I used to use Virtual Box, but I needed Windows Aero, and vbox doesn't support that yet) But it will automatically resize the guest when I resize the window, and I do not want that. I did not see an option to turn it off. Does anyone know?
Rename or delete
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMWareResolutionSet.exe in the VM to prevent the resize while keeping VMWare Tools installed.
Credit goes to @Moritz Both
I can confirm that @BinaryMisfit is correct on how to disable this.
- VMware Workstation 12 Player (Non-commercial use only)
- Windows 7 Professional (Guest OS)
- Already set the 'Smaller - 100% (default)' radio button in the guest OS
I unchecked the 'Automatically adjust user interface size in the virtual machine' while the guest OS was running and after clicking 'Ok' the guest OS immediately said it needed to log out and log back in for changes to take effect.
Disabling the "Vmware SVGA II" display adapter is better than removing the vmware tools, as you keep all the other functions, the only thing you loose is Direct X/3D graphics. I'd like to know a proper solution to the problem, just out of interest you don't get this problem with windows 98 once you have set the svga.maxWidth = 800 and svga.maxHeight = 600. Why This does not work for Windows 2000/Xp etc escapes me....