I installed Kali Linux 2.0 in a virtual machine running Parallels on my 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

For some reason the max resolution is 1920x1200. I have Parallels graphics set to 'More space' for the retina display.

I want to set the resolution higher to make it full screen and have nothing stretched out. How can this be done? It's running inside a window now and that looks fine, but I want to use the full screen.

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It seems you would need to have Parallels Tools installed to be able to use dynamic resolution.

Check these for possible ways to do that:

  • Is "Parallels Tools" something different from the "Parallels" that the OP says they have installed already?
    – Jeff Schaller
    Commented Feb 17, 2023 at 11:17

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