They do, but you have to manually install VMWare tools
I did install these manually; should other processes than these be running?
$ ps -auxw|grep -i vmware
tbo 342 0.0 0.4 4326460 16060 ?? S 1:42PM 0:06.10 /Library/Application Support/VMware Tools/vmware-tools-daemon --name vmusr --common-path /Library/Application Support/VMware Tools/Plugins/Common --plugin-path /Library/Application Support/VMware Tools/Plugins/User
root 85 0.0 0.3 4322708 14452 ?? Ss 1:41PM 0:02.02 /Library/Application Support/VMware Tools/vmware-tools-daemon --name vmsvc --common-path /Library/Application Support/VMware Tools/Plugins/Common --plugin-path /Library/Application Support/VMware Tools/Plugins/System
I am having the same issue. I installed a Mojave Guest on Fusion 11 and I can only get it to display 1024x768 regardless of the setting.
Can I add the resolution via the .VMX file like is possible with vSphere?
In fusion preferences, what do you have set for the 'use full resolution' setting (I don't remember the exact wording)
Single Window: "Resize the virtual machine to fit the window"
Full Screen: "Resize the virtual machine to fit the screen"
Also ticked: "Use full resolution for Retina display"
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Could you please try these steps below:
1. Open the System Preferences -> Security & Privacy to confirm -> General tab in the guest, make sure there is nothing to allow.
2. Virtual Machine -> Reinstall VMware Tools. Open volume "VMware Tools", double click "Uninstall VMware Tools", then reinstall it.
Thanks, this worked for me too!
This (uninstalling and reinstalling) also worked for me. Before, I was stuck at 1024x768, despite running on an iMac with a screen having a resolution of 2560x1440.
I guess it makes sense that after Approving a KEXT, and then rebooting the virtual machine, it has to be done a second time for the tools to be recognized.
Glad I found this thread.
zhus' suggestion did not work for me. I checked in Privacy and there was nothing to approve.
I uninstalled VMWare Tools, shut down and rebooted the guest, and reinstalled VMWare Tools.
I still only get the 1024 x 768 resolution.
If this helps, what happens is this. When I first boot the guest, the VMWare screen shrinks to about a 3"x3" square (just as happens with my Windows 10 VM). Unlike the Win 10 VM, with my Mojave VM, the VMWare window stays at the small size after the VM finishes booting. At that size, the resolution is great...matches my 27" iMac. But if I resize the VMWare Fusion window, it grows proportionally (aspect ratio preserved), but, unlike the case with the Win 10 VM, it doesn't "flash" back to the correct resolution. In System Prefs-->Display, only the 1024x768 resolution is there.
Anything else to try?
Re installing VMware Tools a second time resolve the screen resolution issue for me.
YET, this is not a professional solution and need to be fix by VMware.
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VMware now includes a utility to set resolution. It can be found in the guest under /Library/Application Support/VMware Tools/ The application name is vmware-resolutionSet
This also works for Catalina -
sudo /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Tools/vmware-resolutionSet 1080 1920
That is the command to run verbatim, assuming your resolution should be 1920x1080 of course.
Cheers to Tetz95