How to fix VM guest only showing 1/4th of the console window


I’ve noticed that when I’m running on some (high resolution) laptops I’m unable to see the whole console screen of a VM guest. Connecting those laptops to a docking resolves the problem.

As you can see in the following example you don’t see only a quarter of the console session :

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After some investigation I found the solution. Open the shortcut of the VMware Client and open the properties. Enable the disable display scaling option.

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Make sure you save the settings and try again.

vm_notshowing_fixed

As you can see in the above example, the whole screen is displayed!

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