I uninstalled vmware-tools and I'm able to switch to the proper resolution without it reverting back to the HiDPI mode.
- Linux Mint 18.3
- VMWare Player 14
- MacOS HighSierra (as guest OS on vmware)
- Latest Darwin VMTools installed
- Native monitor resolution 1920x1080
When changing the VM's window size, if it gets any bigger than 1024x768 the guest OS automatically switches to HiDPI resolution making everything comically LARGE on the desktop, leaving it somewhat unusable.
The screen settings in MacOS has the option for 1920x1080 but after selecting it, the resolution switches back to HiDPI mode at 960x540 (HiDpi).
What's been tried
I've tried changing some of the config settings for the VM through VMWare Player, but that seems to have no effect.
I've tried disabling the guest's HiDPI mode using:
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver.plist DisplayResolutionEnabled -bool false
I'd like to use MacOS for running some design software i.e. Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, but I'd need to run it at full screen to take full advantage. Yes, I know about Gimp, Inkscape etc, but they just don't cut it for my tastes/workflows. That and I already own licenses for the Mac counterparts.
Please help with suggestions, tips, tricks etc. Much appreciated!