Wow. That's a new one.
Hi - it's fixed.
No matter how many times you restart the VM with my particular issue it will not work. You need to 'force quit' the VM and then close the entire mac and restart.
I received a very helpful call from VM Fusion support team who checked all my settings and they are correct. In their words, "it's a very rare issue with Win7 64 bit".
For what it's worth, and after checking settings during the call, I can confirm that v6 does not offer retina support any better than v5, and from my point of view it's not what I expected. So, if you want better retina support and you're a v5 user don't bother upgrading.
I use the OSx display setting "best for retina" and hoped that I could have the same point size etc in Win 7 via VM Fusion and with a very clear picture quality. V6 cannot do this. Instead you can have the same setting as OXs with a very pixelated image or you can set the retina option in VM ware and then make the display 150% larger via Win Control Panel and the Display settings.
My ideal, ie to mirror my OSx setting, would be a slightly larger resolution still as 150% is still a little too small.
Also, and confirmed during the call, no matter what my display resolution settings in Win 7, Fusion ignores them and always immediately resets to the full retina setting (with out without the "Automatically adjust user interface size in Windows" selected) which is 2868x1638.
Keep in mind that Fusion is limited by what Win7 can do (and it doesn't do retina). Win 8 does.
Damn - so I'm back to a tiny or crappy pixelated Win 7 environment or I have to buy Win8!
I think that VM Fusion should really make this clear. Would have saved a lot of aggro.
My Win7 environment isn't tiny or pixelated - it looks almost identical on my retina screen as it does on my external monitor (I can even drag the window between the two).
Do you have both the 'use full resolution' and 'adjust ui elements' turned off?
Hi - here are my VM Fusion display settings:
Ticking (or unticking) the lower option makes no difference. The current settings were done by the VM Fusion support guy on Fri night. Also, he couldn't see any way to get an acceptable picture; ie he couldn't get a clarity in Fusion to match that of OSx.
This is my OSx display setting:
And if you uncheck that 'use full resolution' you don't get a reasonably crisp screen?
I do have my retina set to scaled (one up from the base size) - maybe that's the difference?
If I uncheck that box the re point size is the same as in OSx and Win 7 but all images are horribly pixelated. Here are two screenshots; though not sure if this will show enough detail.
Retina setting on, Win7 Control Panel 'Display' at 150%.
With default settings; very pixelated but everything is a more useful size
Hmmm, I definitely don't see that. Are the icons pixelated or just the background?
Everything is pixelated.
But ... Fusion called me yesterday as they've been doing some more research on this.
- There is a Win 7 option to set the DPI manually, so I'm now at 200% rather than the max value shown of 150% (without accessing the advanced settings).
- Fusion 'Display' is set to still use Retina. The "automatically adjust user ..." is not ticked.
- The mouse (in Win 7) needed approx 10 times the effort to get across the screen so mouse pointer speed now set to maximum
The screen now looks great for most of the time - sharp font and graphics with a point size to match OSx - need a few days to use it and see that drop-downs in different products render ok etc.
What a pain. Hopefully it's done with. Otherwise I'll have to buy Win 8.1
Thanks vanRijn, your simple steps worked for me to get my Win7 x64 resolution back to where it was prior to the Fusion 6 upgrade. Thanks!
Glad to hear it helped, tyeguy37! =:)
I have a MacBookPro 2013 year, 13 inches.
I upgraded to Fusion 6.0 and I have Win 7 on it. It was a 5.0 machine which upgraded easily to 6.0 / hw 10.
Honestly, the retina support looks cool to me. I go with 1680x1050 and nothing is pixelated. When I use Visual Studio, I go up to 1920x1080 and everything's well visible.
I had to enter these lines in the preference file in order not to lose the chosen config everytime I exited the VM or resized from full screen:
pref.autoFitGuestToWindow = "FALSE"
pref.autoFitFullScreen = "stretchGuestToHost"
So my question: how does Win8 support retina better? :-O