I'm running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 on VMware on Windows 10 Pro 1803 build 17134.1.

My screen's resolution is 3840x2160 (4K) and I want the macOS to be in resolution 3840x2009.
However. it seems impossible, due to a strange behavior in which when I go to System Preferences → Displays and either click "Default for display" or choose from the resolutions list "3840x2009" - the resolution is changed for like 1 second, and then returning to resolution 1920x1005.
Note: I just reinstalled VMware Tools.

Thanks for the help!

  • Did you try to reboot the VM? – Pratik May 3 '18 at 7:49
  • You can try to set the resolution in "/Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver.plist" on macOS and see. – Pratik May 3 '18 at 7:52
  • @PratikaRana If you meant to edit this file, then I don't know where to edit it. – avi12 May 3 '18 at 8:28
  • Execute the following command in Terminal. "sudo defaults delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver.plist DisplayResolutionEnabled". Then restart the VM. You should be able to get the required resolution. – Pratik May 3 '18 at 8:36
  • It worked partly. If I don't resize the VMware window - it's okay. Otherwise, if I resize - the resolution scales down. Though if I do return the window to its previous size - it seems to fix it – avi12 May 3 '18 at 10:14

You can go Setting -> Display -> Display scaling and turn off check mark "Automatic adjust user interface size in the virtual machine". It works!

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