rMBP resolution in Virtualbox Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bkribbs, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. bkribbs macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2012
    Is there a way to get real resolutions in virtualbox with windows 7? In windows 7 via bootcamp I can get good resolutions, but not in virtualbox. The best seems to be 1440x900 or so. Otherwise it doesn't fit right.

  2. mm201 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2013
    After a quick google search, I get the impression that Virtualbox doesn't support hiDPI mode yet. (despite more than a year having passed since its introduction)

    You could try SwitchResX to set 2880x1800 loDPI in OSX. Things will be very tiny but the guest should be able to use the full resolution and set its own hiDPI mode.
  3. bkribbs thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2012
    Lame. I guess I may have to look into other VMs then because I'm not using switchresx for as little as I use VMs.

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