ryansebiz
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Fusion won't work in Full Screen on 1200x1920 secondary monitor

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I have a 24" iMac and a 24" Dell secondary monitor.

The Dell is physically rotated to portrait mode measuring 1200 pixels wide and 1920 pixels tall.

To set this up in OS X I went to Sys Prefs > Displays > Rotate 90 degrees

I use Fusion on the Dell, resizing it to as close to full-screen as possible.

As you can see, it's not entirely full-screen (note the portion of the Finder near the bottom). If I resize it any closer to the bottom of the monitor the entire Fusion window turns black. This is about as tall as it can go.

When I click Fusion's Full Screen button the entire windows goes black. When I move the mouse it slowly "paints away" the black, as you can see below.

How can I get Fusion to work in full screen mode on my secondary monitor which is rotated 90 degrees?

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bgertzfield
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Hi ryan,

This one's fixed in VMware Fusion 2.0. It also adds multiple monitor support, which you might find handy.

To work around it for Fusion 1.x, I believe you should be able to power off your VM and edit the .vmx file to add:

svga.maxWidth = 1920

svga.maxHeight = 1920

You can grab the 2.0 beta 1 release here:

http://communities.vmware.com/community/beta/fusion

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MandarMS
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You may need to increase the size for Video RAM add following line in your .vmx file

svga.vramSize = "167772160"

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ryansebiz
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I added this rule to the .vmx file but the problem still persists.

Any other ideas?

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bgertzfield
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Hi ryan,

This one's fixed in VMware Fusion 2.0. It also adds multiple monitor support, which you might find handy.

To work around it for Fusion 1.x, I believe you should be able to power off your VM and edit the .vmx file to add:

svga.maxWidth = 1920

svga.maxHeight = 1920

You can grab the 2.0 beta 1 release here:

http://communities.vmware.com/community/beta/fusion

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ryansebiz
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That did the trick in Fusion 1.x - thank you!

I'll upgrade to version 2 as soon as it goes gold. I try to stay away from betas if I can.

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