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How to Enter Full Screen Mode on New macOS on VMware

Written by John

The macOS Mojave and the High Sierra 10.13.6 are cool, but what if you do not have a Mac? You can still enjoy the features that these operating systems offer on your Windows PC. The solution lies in VMware Player. This is virtualization software that allows Windows users to enjoy having macOS in their computers just like they would any other app. With this, you can open a Mac within your Windows PC like you would any other application in the computer. No need to restart!

The best part about all this is that you can now use the macOS in full screen and get the best experience. To do this, you need to install the VMware Tool in the macOS virtual machine. This is a tool that contains drivers needed to better the performance of virtual machines adding cool features like the full-screen mode. How do you install VMware tool on macOS and view the operating system in full screen?

Install VMware Tool in macOS High Sierra and new Mojave

Download the VMware virtualization software create a new virtual machine and install your preferred macOS in it. Now to the most important part: how to open macOS in full screen. You will need to download the VMware tool for this. Download it and save in a folder you can easily access

Step 1: Step 1: Open the VMware Player workstation and choose the macOS High Sierra or macOS Mojave virtual machine. Click on “play virtual machine”. This will start the virtual machine that will launch and have an interface like that of a Mac.

Step 2: Open the settings of the virtual machine. To do this, click on "Player" then removable devices. Click on the first option: ”CD/DVD (SATA)”. Click on “Settings” in the next menu. This will open a dialog box.

Step 3: In the CD/DVD tab, look in the device status section. Uncheck the button next to “Connect at power on”. In the Connection section, click on the radio button next to “Use ISO image file” and then browse. 

Click on the "VM Tool.iso" disk image and click open. In the device status section, check the box next to “Connected”. Click on “OK”. A VMware Tools box will open.

Step 4: Click on “Install VMware tools.” This will open the VMware tools installer. Follow the prompts and within a short time, the installation will be complete. You may be required to enter your username and password before installation begins.

A warning about the program adding a system extension will be shown.

Click "Open Security Preferences"  and then click on “allow” for the extension to be created.

Step 5: When the installation process is complete, you will be required to restart the virtual machine. Just click on “Restart” and let the macOS do the rest. The machine will shut down and start again.

Step 6: You will receive a warning that a program tried to run a system extension. Click on “Open Security Preferences” and click "Allow" from Software from VMware.

Click "Open Security Preferences"

Click "Allow" System Software from developer VMware

Step 7: Reinstall VMware Tool

You need reinstall VMware Tool, and you will be required to restart the virtual machine.

Reinstall VMware Tools

Step 8: At the top of the screen, there are several icons. Wait for 3 minutes before click the second-last one that resembles a screen. This is the “Enter full screen mode” button. Click on it, and the macOS will be opened in full screen. You can then do all your activities like you would on any Mac computer. How cool is that! Having a Mac right inside your Windows PC.

Done! macOS Mojave is working with 128 MB vRAM

Virtualization software makes it possible for you to be able to enjoy using more than one operating system in one computer at the same time. Use VMware Player workstation for this, and you will get the best results. For even better results, install the VMware tool that allows you to view the virtual machine in full screen among other features. With this, you will be able to use the macOS Mojave or the High Sierra 10.13.6 just like Mac users do. How perfect!


- Disable HiDPI resolution (disable Auto Scaling): Open VMX file then paste this code gui.applyHostDisplayScalingToGuest = "FALSE"

- If you are unable to view the macOS in full screen even after installing the VMware tool, the solution is reinstall VMware Tool with this tutorial:
How to allow installation of apps from anywhere in macOS Mojave

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May 26, 2019 8:04 pm

Hello, i already done the tutorial to install Mojave on VMware and installed the VM tools and every thing is ok except graphic memory is 128 MB and animation slow and Chrome or Safari tabs flickers i tried to enable 3D acceleration for the VM but i get “3D acceleration not supported in the guest operating system”, any work around pleas!

May 4, 2019 9:58 am

with mojave all work.
with sierra not work 🙁

April 27, 2019 1:50 am

thnx 4 u bro

March 27, 2019 5:35 pm

macOS Mojave VM on VMware Workstation 15 has locked display resolution

So I’ve got a Mojave VM working on my Lenovo Windows 10 Laptop using VMWare Workstation 15 with VMWare tools installed. VM works perfectly, but the display resolution of the VM (within Mojave) is locked at 1024×768. Nothing I have tried has fixed this issue, any ideas?

March 4, 2019 3:19 pm

This is incredible. Full screen, full resolution! Thank you so much!

February 8, 2019 4:32 am

I followed all instructions and received all prompts however when i clicked fullscreen it didnt work.

Mohammad javad
Mohammad javad
January 10, 2019 7:29 pm

how to add custom scale? for example (1280*768)
my default display scale is 1920*1080 but it is very big. I want to zoom it.

Gavin Goh
Gavin Goh
December 15, 2018 3:24 pm

Hi, I’m trying to install FotoMagico from Boinx Software. When launching, it display error “Incompatible Graphics Card”. Any chance you have a workaround solution?

December 13, 2018 10:58 am

Doesn’t work. Resolution jumps back. There’s also no option to select anything other than 1024×768 in macOS for whatever nonsensical reason.