When I check for updates or work with specific dialog boxes from VMware Workstation Pro 15, I get this scaling bug that extends the dialog box across my multi-monitor setup:
I am currently using a 4K monitor (200% scaling) and a 1080p monitor (100% scaling). The setting to automatically fix blurry apps is also disabled:
I am on the latest Windows 10 1809 update with the latest November cumulative update applied to this system. Whose at fault here? Microsoft? VMware?
For what its worth. I have the same problem. As I don't have any other Windows application that is doing this, I suspect this is a vmware problem. For me, it happens though depending on my two-display setup. I don't have 4k display, but two 27" 2560x1440 displays. The problem appears only when my desktop is extended to the left. When I'm extending to the right, I don't have the problem.
Strange. I was having the same problem, I made my monitor on the left the main screen and the problem went away. I switched back to making the monitor on the right my main screen and the problem comes back.
I agree, it only happens with vmware workstation pro (15.0.1 build-10737736), no other app is having this problem.
I have the same problem with version 12, I upgraded to 14, the problem persists. So older version have the same problem too, but I think the bug has something to do with windows 10 too, because I had the same setup for years (2 displays the extended one on the left) and the issue did not occur until recent, with a windows 10 update.
I get this strangely huge dialog box too -- it's quite annoying. I'm running VMWare Workstation 14 Pro [14.1.5 build-10950780] on Windows 10 (ver. 1809 / build 17763.194). Monitor setup is dual monitors, extended, with Desktop (main display) on the right monitor (2). This is on a laptop, with screen 1 disabled (see below). I'm glad to see I'm not the only person experiencing this issue.
FWIW, this also happens on a system with no "hiDPI" displays (4x 1920x1200 in a square arrangement).
Monitor #2 is my "primary" and is in the lower left, in case that matters at all. Scaling is at "100%" across the board.
It's a pity that VMWare isn't fixing the issue. Has anyone actually entered a support ticket describing the fault, possibly pointing to this thread? I don't seem to be allowed to enter any new tickets 😞
I've been having this also, VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.6, Windows 10 1809 - I tried to find a fix and came here.
After reading the posts I fiddled a little to get some extra information.
Fix scaling for apps is on on my system, I didn't see a strong case for changing it based on the other posts.
I played with setting different monitors in use:
With Workstation maximized:
1 internal, 2 external: Dialog is mis-sized
External monitors only: mis-sized
internal monitor only: normal
I found that it is affected if the Workstation window is maximized or not. If Workstation is not maximized, the dialog is normally sized.