How can I make VMware player run the VM in full screen in windows? I'm using VMware Player 4.0.2.
I just had the same problem as you did. Here is my solution:
I installed Ubuntu in the VMware player. You just right click, and click "Change Desktop Background", and click "all setting" at upper left corner. Click "Displays" and change the resolution to 2560 by 1600.
Hope this solves your problem. Thanks
I had the same issue trying to play a Windows XP virtual machine on Windows 10. I somewhat solved it by going to the control panel, then display, then changing the settings. I'm using 1440x900 which shows a little black on the sides and requires me to scroll down to see the bottom, but it's better than looking at a very small VM screen.
I will post here the solution for Ubuntu guest os installed on windows
In the Ubuntu, get terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) run below command and press Y then Enter
sudo apt install open-vm-tools
After installation completed run below command in the terminal.
sudo apt install open-vm-tools-desktop
after installation restarts the vm. Then press Ctrl + Alt + Enter to go full screen.