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Fitting the Workstation Console to the Virtual Machine Display

The View menu autofit and fit commands allow you to match the VMware Workstation console with the guest operating system display size.

View Menu Command

Description

Autofit Window

This command causes the Workstation console to maintain the size of the virtual machine's display resolution. If the guest operating system changes its resolution, the Workstation console automatically resizes to match the new resolution.

Autofit Guest

This command causes the virtual machine to resize the guest display resolution to match the size of the Workstation console.

Fit Window Now

This command causes the Workstation console to match the current display size of the guest operating system.

Fit Guest Now

This command causes the guest operating system display size to match the current Workstation console.

† An autofit command is toggled on or off each time you select it. If both Autofit commands are toggled on, then you can manually resize the Workstation console, but the guest operating system can also resize the Workstation console

This command is redundant when one of the autofit options is active, because the console and the guest operating system display are the same size.

With both autofit commands toggled off, VMware Workstation does not automatically match window sizes as you work. Scroll bars appear in the console when the Workstation console is smaller than the guest operating system display. A black border appears in the console when the console is larger than the guest operating system display.

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