How To Use macOS Catalina full screen on VirtualBox on Windows
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How To Use macOS Catalina full screen on VirtualBox on Windows

How To Use macOS Catalina full screen on VirtualBox on Windows

In this article, I will show you How to Use macOS Catalina Full-screen on VirtualBox on Windows. Before going to use macOS Catalina full screen you should install it on the VirtualBox machine. When the installation is completely done, then continue and solve the issue. As you know that after installing any macOS operating system on a Virtual machine, you will face this problem. For every error and problem, we will try to find a better solution, to fix that. However, follow our steps to solve the screen issue on VirtualBox.

How To Use macOS Catalina full screen on VirtualBox on Windows
How To Use macOS Catalina full screen on VirtualBox on Windows

However, these days macOS Catalina has become so popular operating system for people. Due to that everyone is installing in different sorts of Virtual machines. And those who are a heavy user of the macOS Operating system, for them I recommend using VirtualBox and VMware on Windows. Beside installing macOS operating system sometime we will face different sorts of an error on Virtual machine. Therefore, the screen issue is one of the most popular and well-known issues for those who are installing a macOS operating system on their computers. While signing in with macOS Catalina the first issue you are facing is a screen problem. After installation macOS Catalina by default, it will start with the screen resolution of 1024×768 don’t worry and be patient we find the solution to fix this issue. And also Read this issue for VMware.

Related article to macOS Catalina 10.15:

How to Use macOS Catalina full screen on VirtualBox on Windows

There are different kinds of screen resolution for different screens. Therefore, here I am trying to fix the 1920×1080 (FHD) which people are using in the current era. And also check the screen resolution which can be possible that you should use.

1280×720 (HD)
1920×1080 (FHD)
2560×1440 (QHD)
2048×1080 (2K)
3840×2160 (4K)
5120×2880 (5K)

Note: Before going to use macOS Catalina’s full screen performs a perfect installation on VirtualBox, with the latest version of VirtualBox.

Step #1. Copy and Paste below-given codes for a full screen of macOS Catalina on VirtualBox, and apply them in steps.

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cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\Virtualbox"
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Method: VBoxManage setextradata “Type Your VM Name Here” VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution HxV (Recommended)
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Method 2: VBoxManage setextradata “Type Your VM Name Here” VBoxInternal2/EfiHorizontalResolution H (Alternative)
VBoxManage setextradata “Type Your VM Name Here” VBoxInternal2/EfiVerticalResolution V
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Resolutions to choose:
1280x720 | 1920x1080 | 2560x1440 | 2048x1080 | 3840x2160 | 5120x2880 | 1280x800 | 1280x1024 |1600x900 | 1440x900
HD FHD QHD 2K 4K 5K
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Steps to Fix macOS Catalina screen Resolution issue

Step #2. In the first step, replace the name of the Virtual machine with the name of the Code. The above code name “Type Your VM Name here” change that to Virtual machine name, otherwise, you will not able to use full screen.

Change VM name
Change VM name

Step #2. Now at the end of the code, choose and type the recommended screen size in place HxV. If you are using the 1920×1080 (FHD) go ahead and type that.

Edit screen resolution size
Edit screen resolution size

Step #3. Here go to Windows Start Menu and type there CMD. And Right click on CMD, then Run As Administrator.

Run CMD
Run CMD

Step #4. Now copy and paste the “Codes” in CMD step by step by pressing the Enter button of the keyboard. Do not miss any code otherwise you will face errors with the starting of macOS Catalina.

Copy and Paste the codes
Copy and Paste the codes

Step #5. Now close each and everything, and again open VirtualBox and select macOS Catalina and Run.

Run macOS Catalina
Run macOS Catalina

Step #6. After that, macOS Catalina opened go to “About this Mac” click on “Display” to show the screen resolution.

macOS Catalina 10.15 full-screen
macOS Catalina 10.15 full-screen

Enter Full-Screen Mode with a new Method

It is time to change macOS 10.15 Catalina screen resolution mode into different sizes.

Switch to macOS Catalina on VirtualBox, hit the search spotlight. When appeared type “Terminal” and press enter.

Terminal
Terminal

When the terminal window opened type or copy-paste the below codes. After the code pasted press enter key, then enter your password to allow. Manually, you can change the screen resolution according to your computer screen.

Sudo /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Tools/vmware-resolutionset 1920 1080
Enter the code
Enter the code

After entering the password the resolution will change quickly, then you will face like below screen.

Full-screen
Full-screen

Finally, the macOS 10.15 screen resolution has been successfully changed.

macOS 10.15 Catalina full screen mode on VirtualBox
macOS 10.15 Catalina full-screen mode on VirtualBox

Read:

How To Use macOS Catalina full screen on VMware on Windows

Conclusion

This step has been proved for macOS Catalina screen resolution. In the future, I will try my level best to find the easy way to fix macOS Catalina screen resolution. However, if you faced any sort of issue share with us. And give us feedback and subscribe to our blog with your email and wait for our latest posts update.

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5 comments

How to Fix screen resolution of macOS Catalina on VirtualBox new method July 1, 2019 at 1:25 am

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How To Use macOS Catalina full screen on VMware on Windows January 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm

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Steve Wilson February 18, 2020 at 5:46 am

I have a machine running fine, but at that pitiful 1024×768 resolution. I wanted 1920×1080. I followed the steps EXACTLY and typed
“cd “C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\”” and then
“VBoxManage setextradata “macOS Catalina final” VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution HxV (1920×1080)”

The output I got was
“VBoxManage setextradata global|

[] (no value deletes key)

Syntax error: Too many parameters”

What am I doing wrong?

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Steve Wilson February 18, 2020 at 1:27 pm

I figured it out after trying a LOT of ways. I had to type
VBoxManage setextradata “macOS Catalina final” VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution 1920×1080

I still haven’t got sound working, but that’s another issue.

Steve

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Pasibim March 2, 2020 at 11:25 pm

For people who are getting Syntax error: Too many parameters”, use following code

VBoxManage setextradata “your VM name” VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution 1920×1080

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