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Fixing fullscreen issue with VMware 12 and Ubuntu 16.04 Post Fixing fullscreen issue with VMware 12 and Ubuntu 16.04 1 year ago

I had an issue where the VMware Tools would not expand my Ubuntu to full screen within the player. A fix I found was this:
Open a terminal and enter

#Find the screen resolutions available to you
$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 1 x 1, current 1920 x 1440, maximum 16384 x 16384
Virtual1 connected primary 1920x1440+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
800x600 60.00 + 60.32
2560x1600 59.99
1920x1440 60.00*
1856x1392 60.00
1792x1344 60.00
1920x1200 59.88
1600x1200 60.00
1680x1050 59.95
1400x1050 59.98
1280x1024 60.02
1440x900 59.89
1280x960 60.00
1360x768 60.02
1280x800 59.81
1152x864 75.00
1280x768 59.87
1024x768 60.00
640x480 59.94
Virtual2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Virtual3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Virtual4 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Virtual5 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Virtual6 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Virtual7 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Virtual8 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

$ xrandr -s 1920x1440


The screen should reload to the appropriate size.