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How To Fix macOS Catalina Screen Resolution on VMware on Windows

When we install macOS 10.15 Catalina on VMware on windows, after completion we face an issue or problem and that problem is screen resolution display which we can not resize the screen as we want to or according to the screen we have, we cannot arrange it, this problem is in every macOS operating system when you install mac on virtualization so we need to solve this problem and I have found the solution. However, During the installation of macOS Catalina 10.15 on VMware you will be asked to that do you want to install the VMware Tools. It depends on you when you will install if you install it on the time, the screen display will automatically adjust itself or not.

Hereby, VMware Workstation another tool is so important that called VMware tools so let’s have somehow information about this tool which is so important in VMware Workstation, therefore, we need to download and install it  Vmware Tools installer is a set of tools to enable for users file-sharing functionalities. This tool allows the user to copy and paste files between the host and guest operating systems.

This tool is so important for those who want to test the new operating system on their PC so for the copy-paste and sharing this tool is needed to be installed. These VMware Tools are kept in an ISO file known as Darwin which is configured in a way which works for all the Guest Operating system like windows, mac, and Linux. However, configuring the VMware Tools in Linux is harder compare to windows and Mac.

In this article, I am going to show you how to fix macOS Catalina Screen Resolution on VMware on Windows so read this article till the end.

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How To Fix macOS Catalina Screen Resolution on VMware on Windows

To fix macOS Catalina screen resolution on VMware on windows, you need to do perform a clean installation first then you are able to fix he screen resolution display, if you did not install macOS Catalina 10.15 well you will be facing problem during the installation of VMware Tools

Install VMware Tools on macOS Catalina 10.15 on Windows

Step #1. Run macOS Catalina on Vmware Workstation then select install Vmware tools after that click on the install

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Step #2. After you click on the Install tab, a new window will be open, in that you need to click on install Vmware tool

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Step 3#.  A welcome window will be open for installing VMware tools click on the continue.

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Step #4. For the extracting VMware tools, you need to select the location but you do not need to bring any changes in here because by default mac use only one drive.

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After you click on the install tab, the VMware installer tool will notify you that after that completion of the software you need to restart the computer ( are you sure want to install the software now) after that you can click on the continue installation.

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Step #5. Here the VMware installer tools want your permission to install the software, you need to enter the password then click on the install software.

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In this part, the installer asks you ( installer, would like to access files on a removable volume)

Then allow it by clicking on Okay.

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Step #6. macOS Catalina 10.15  has blocked the VMware’s extension because it is downloaded from the App Store, so for unblocking you can click open Security Preferences.

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When the security and privacy are opened, click on the lock icon at the bottom of the windows after that enter the login password.

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Here click on Allow Tab, when you click allow tab means that you allowed the extension, the preferences will tell you it requires a restart. So, click OK and come back to the Installation window of VMware Tools Installer.

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Step #7. When you copy the files, then it will again ask you to restart the OS, click restart after it restarted, the blocked extension will appear, you can click open security preferences and allow it.

If this all process does not work, you need to reinstall the VMware tools, after that ignore the system extension blocked, you have to enable it by referring in system preference.

How To Fix macOS Catalina Screen Resolution on Virtualbox on Windows

When you install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox on windows after the installation of macOS Catalina 10.15, you may face a problem and issues. we always try to find out a solution for very errors in a virtual machine when you use macOS 10.15 Catalina on VirtualBox, one of the problems on the virtual machine is the screen resolution which you need to fix them according to the screen you use. It is the main problem of All operating system in virtual machine  which can not adjust according to the screen. When you have a huge or large screen and the images remain as the default screen resolution then you want the images or home screen should be according to your screen in that way you need to fix the problem

As of macOS Catalina is so popular nowadays which was released on 03, June 2019 by Apple company on WWDC conference, this new operating system has many new and best features like a sidecar, Apple Pencil, High-Security Performance plus many other features, those users who want to use macOS Catalina but can not buy a mac for themself so another way is to use virtualization like you can you use mac on apple in one PC two different system.

when you install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox on windows after the installation you get the first issue is the screen resolution beside many issue or errors in the virtual machine, one of the popular issues is screen resolution for those who use Mac operating system on windows .when the installation of macOS Catalina completed by default, it will start with the screen resolution of 1920×1080 so  be patient we have to find the solution to fix this issue


To fix macOS Catalina Screen Resolution on VMware on Windows you need to install VMware tool then you can follow the instructions which is given step by step guide and fixing the display screen is so simple you can do it just in minutes. You can download macOS Catalina 10.15 on VirtualBox or VMware on Windows.

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