fast way to open '.vmx' file, right-click the VM name in VM Library, hold the Option(Alt) Key, then you will see 'Open config file in Editor' appear in the menu. Click it. the vmx file will open.
This is the VMware Fusion forum, but you say you installed VMware Player - which one is it?
I'm not sure about Fusion, but Player does not do image scaling - if you are running a program that has a fixed resolution, and you want it to fill the screen, you have to change the resolution of the host.
You can try to use this method, open the VM's setting panel by 'Virtual machine -> Virtual machine Setting...' when the VM is power off . Select the "Hardware" tab and choose the "Display" item. You can set the resolution in the right panel. After you have set the resolution, start this VM and maximize the window, if the resolution is still tiny, you should try to resize the VM's window size to redraw the window.
Thanks a lot for the reactions!
I have tried setting the resolution at the settings before starting up but sadly it doesn't take effect.
About the version I have, the desktop Icon aswell as the title of the program is called "VMware Player"
I also cannot find the 'Open config file in Editor' button when I right click on the VM.
I only got 4 options:
. Play virtual Machine
. Virtual Machine settings...
. Remove VM from the Library
. Delete VM from disk
Alt + Right Click is how it works in Fusion - not in Player.
I assume your host OS is some flavor of Windows?
In that case, I see two options:
1.) Lower the resolution of the host before starting the VM.
This can be done automatically using Display Changer - a guide for that is available in the VMware Player Community:
2.) Upgrade to VMware Workstation.
It's a bit pricy, and the "Stretch Guest" option seemed to produce a lot of CPU load last time I tried it (on an older version of Workstation), so you may want to try the 30-day trial first.