You can control the size of the virtual machine display and match the Workstation console with the display size of the guest operating system for an active virtual machine.

The fit options are redundant if the corresponding Autofit option is active because the console and the guest operating system display are the same size.

For a Linux virtual machine, familiarize yourself with the considerations for resizing displays. See Considerations for Resizing Displays in Linux Virtual Machines.

For a Solaris virtual machine, familiarize yourself with the considerations for resizing displays. See Considerations for Resizing Displays in Solaris Virtual Machines.

To configure a display size option, select View > Autosize and select an Autofit option.

Option

Description

Autofit Guest

The virtual machine resizes the guest display resolution to match the size of the Workstation console.

Stretch Guest

The virtual machine changes the guest display to fit the full screen. The guest display resolution is not changed.

Center Guest

The virtual machine centers the guest display in the full screen. The guest display resolution is not changed.

Autofit Window

The Workstation console maintains the size of the virtual machine display resolution. If the guest operating system changes its resolution, the Workstation console resizes to match the new resolution.

To configure a fit option, select View and select a fit option.

Option

Description

Fit Window Now

The Workstation console changes to match the current display size of the guest operating system.

Fit Guest Now

The guest operating system display size changes to match the current Workstation console.