I have installed OSX High Sierra as guest OS on VMware Player 14 (Host OS - Win 10).

I have successfully installed OSX and installed VMware Tools on it as well.

The only problem I'm facing is - I am not able to get the VMware Player (or OSX to go full screen i.e., I want it to stretch out to the whole screen with 1920x1080 resolution).

I have done this-

Display => Auto detect (didn't work)

So, I did,

Display => Manual => 1 monitor, 1920x1080 resolution.

And the display resolution inside of MAC OSX is 1024x768

Is there a way to stretch out the screen with 1080p or atleast a proper 720p resolution?

What am I missing?

I tried looking at some questions already posted here, but, none of them work or they are too old solutions.

Screenshot of how awfully small it looks-

Small screen


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Open a DOS window and type:

VBoxManage setextradata "macOS 10.15 Catalina" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution HxV

where HxV will be

1280x720 | 1920x1080 | 2560x1440 | 2048x1080 | 3840x2160 | 5120x2880 | 1280x800 | 1280x1024 |1600x900 | 1440x900
  • I doubt VBoxManage, a VirtualBox tool, will work well for a VMWare vm.... Jun 27, 2020 at 22:31

In VMware, go to View > Autosize and click on Autofit Guest. This will make OSX occupy the entire space available.

This might sometimes cause some scaling issues. If so, go to VM > Settings and select Display under Hardware and under Display scaling uncheck Automatically adjust user interface size in the virtual machine


You need install VMware Tools: VM > Install VMware Tools, you can reference from: techsviewer

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    The question says that VMware Tools is already installed. Apr 2, 2020 at 6:00

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