The Retina display options control the appearance of virtual machines on displays with high pixel density.

Verify that you are using a Retina display or another high-pixel density display.

Verify that you are using hardware version 11.

Verify that the latest version of VMware Tools is installed.

For best appearance and performance, choose Best for Display in the Display pane of System Preferences on the Mac host.

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From the Virtual Machine Library, open a virtual machine.

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Select Settings > Display.

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Click Use full resolution for Retina display.

When the Use full resolution for Retina display option is off, the virtual machine resolution is set to half of the Retina display resolution. This setting matches the non-Retina display size, but might appear pixelated.

When the Use full resolution for Retina display option is on, the virtual machine resolution is set to the full Retina display resolution.