In our previous post, you learned the method to install macOS Big Sur on VMware Workstation 17 Pro. Meanwhile, as you might have noticed that the macOS Big Sur virtual machine (VM) isn’t in full-screen mode or in full resolution. However, in this post, we will are going to guide you on how to fix macOS Big Sur screen resolution on VMware.
In the meantime, to enter full-screen mode on VMware for macOS Big Sur, you will need to install VMware Tools. But before that, let’s have some information about VMware Tools first.
VMware Tools Overview
It gives the user a better understanding of how the macOS operating system works on Windows. As a result, if the VMware utility isn’t installed on Mac OS X Catalina, you won’t be able to copy-paste the files inside. However, the VMware tool is called Darwin and is designed specifically for VMware Workstation. If you like to copy-paste, share, or bind when installing any operating system on VMware Workstation. As a result, you’ll need to use the VMware utility to get more features.
VMware Tools is a set of utilities that increases the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and simplifies virtual machine management. Without VMware Tools built-in in your guest operating system, your guests’ experience suffers. Installing VMware Tools fixes or boosts the following problems:
- The low resolution of the video.
- Depth of color insufficient
- False Network Speed Show
- The movement of the mouse restricted
- Copying and pasting and removing files simply refuse.
- Sound missing
- Enables hardware virtualization system to take quiet snapshots
- Syncs the guest operating system time with the host time
how to fix macOS Big Sur screen resolution on VMware
So, to enter or make full-screen mode or fix screen resolution on VMware for macOS Big Sur, you must install VMware Tools within the VMware Workstation virtual machine.
So, here are the steps to make macOS Big Sur full-screen on VMware:
Step 1. Launch the VMware virtual machine, select macOS Big Sur virtual machine, and click on Power on this virtual machine.
Step 2. Now, click on Install macOS Big Sur in the top right-hand corner and select Eject “Install macOS Big Sur.” If you don’t see Install macOS Big Sur then skip to the third step.
Step 3. Select the VM tab and click Install VMware Tools…
Step 4. The VMware Tools window will pop up, double-click on Install VMware Tools.
Step 5. Click Continue to start the installation process.
Step 6. Click Install.
Step 7. Enter the password and select Install Software.
Step 8. Click Open Security Preferences.
Step 9. Here, click on the lock icon at the bottom left-hand side and enter your Mac password and click Unlock.
Step 10. On this screen, click Allow next to System software from developer “VMware, Inc.” was blocked from loading. When you are done, click the lock icon again. Click Not Now if prompted.
Step 11. Close Security & Privacy window.
Step 12. Click Restart.
Step 13. Finally, enjoy macOS Big Sur in full-screen mode or full-resolution mode on VMware Workstation.
That’s it. This is how you can fix and use macOS Big Sur screen resolution on VMware Workstation by installing VMware Tools. VMware Tools give the user a better understanding of how the macOS operating system works on Windows.