Ubuntu – VMware Player and Ubuntu 12.04 – Full Screen


I have installed VMware Player 4.0.2 under Ubuntu 12.04 (Final) and, apart from having to patch the modules, everything went smoothly. However, there's an irritating behavior when toggling full screen mode: toggling full screen (using Virtual Machine > Toggle Full Screen or Ctrl + Alt + Return), minimizing the player and maximizing it again changes the resolution of the guest to some strange one and the player gets "nested" between GNOME3's taskbar as every other of Ubuntu's native windows. To switch to full screen again I have to Ctrl + Alt + Return twice. Can anyone please tell me if this is the normal, expected behavior? Is there any way of "correcting" it?

The host operating system is Ubuntu 12.04 (Final) and the guest is Windows 7 (both 64 bits).

Best Answer

In WMWare Workstation you can select if you want to fit the guest to the window or the window to the guest in Edit -> Preferences.

I guess this setting should be there for the Player as well and it would be at least a workaround for your issue if you just disable both or play around with it.