Ubuntu VM AutoResize with 15.10

James Young · March 21, 2016

Installed Ubuntu in a VMware Workstation 12 VM, and can’t get desktop autosize working with open-vm-tools?  Here’s how to fix it.

Make sure you have the open-vm-tools-desktop package installed;

sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop

Edit /etc/xdg/autostart/vmware-user.desktop and add the following line at the bottom;


Restart, and then make sure that under the View tab you have Autofit Guest enabled.  Should do the trick.

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