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Quick note to users running VMware Fusion on a Retina Macbook Pro

Just a quick note to folks lucky enough to get their hands on a Retina Macbook Pro. A small number of users have mentioned an issue with their Windows Virtual Machine not maintaining a constant screen resolution. We are here to report the quick fix.

From the applications folder right click on VMware Fusion, and select: "get info". 

Then from the info window check the box titled: "Open in low resolution"


Once this box has been selected, you are good to go. Windows will match the screen resolution of OS X just like you would expect.


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12 thoughts on “Quick note to users running VMware Fusion on a Retina Macbook Pro

  1. Jason

    Any word of a version with Retina support?

  2. bart

    Fusion needs a proper retina support with two modes:
    – render client OS screen using currently set OSX scaling and resolution (same backing)
    – render client OS screen using 1:1 pixel mapping (using 1:1 backing, as can be requested by application)
    – render to fullscreen using all resolutions exposed by OSX, a set of HiDPI ones and native ones.

  3. Nathan

    I agree with Jason’s comment. 1:1 mapping would be nice.

  4. Gabe

    This hardly qualifies as “optimizing” Fusion for the display, as the Mountain Lion post claims.

  5. Brenda

    From http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/optimize
    optimize: to make as effective, perfect or useful as possible; to make the best of.
    My experience was that my VM was virtually unusable until I checked that little box… so I think the statement was pretty accurate.

  6. Noel

    I tried this and as I havent got version VM 5 It does not give the option you refer to ?

    It does not give me the option to “open in Low res”


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