Fix VirtualBox macOS High Sierra Screen Resolution (1920×1080 – 4K – 5K)

In this article, I am going to show you how to fix VirtualBox macOS High Sierra screen resolution. Also, I want to remember that it works for macOS Sierra too, so if you have macOS running 10.12 or higher then no worries the steps below will be the same. Before we get started, you should note that this method doesn’t work for all the resolutions out there. There are some resolutions that are used by the most of people around the world like 1920×1080 and this article pretty works on most the computers. These methods are tested by some of our users and you can also give a try. If it worked for you then let us know in the comment section below for other folks to help them out just like you.

Related: How to install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows 10

Fix VirtualBox macOS High Sierra Screen Resolution

It’s a common problem for those who installed macOS Sierra or macOS High Sierra on Virtualbox on Windows. Right after the installation part finishes then you will notice that your resolution is not fitting your screen on the host. The default VirtualBox resolution for macOS 10 is 1024×768, so to fix this just follow step by step guide but before that the following resolutions has been tested and works with this method.

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

Note: most of you might have the 1366×768 resolution and to mention here that we have tested this resolution but we had no success. If the method below worked for you then please let us know in the comment section below, it would help lots of other guys.

Step #1. Download this Virtualbox screen resolution code for macOS Sierra and High Sierra from the link below.

Step #2. Open the code with Notepad and replace it that is written as “Type Your VM Name Here” to your macOS Virtual machine name. Make sure, it’s the same otherwise it won’t work.

Fix VirtualBox macOS High Sierra Screen Resolution (1920x1080 - 4K - 5K)

Edit the Code

Step #3. Now at the end of the code, type your own screen resolution instead of HxV. For example, if your screen resolution is 1920×1080 then type this at the end of the code.

Fix VirtualBox macOS High Sierra Screen Resolution (1920x1080 - 4K - 5K)

Add your Screen Resolution to the Code

Step #4. Now, simply open the command prompt by pressing Windows button + X then click on Command Prompt (Admin).

How to Fix macOS Sierra Screen Resolution on VirtualBox?

Run CMD

Step #5. Now, you have to select VirtualBox path by changing the directory command, so copy & paste it to Command Prompt (CMD) then hit enter.

Fix VirtualBox macOS High Sierra Screen Resolution (1920x1080 - 4K - 5K)

Type the Change Directory Code

Step #6. This time copy & paste the fix screen resolution code to Command Prompt (CMD) then hit enter.

Fix VirtualBox macOS High Sierra Screen Resolution (1920x1080 - 4K - 5K)

Apply the Change Resolution Code

Step #7. All done, now just play the macOS Virtual Machine to check if it worked or not.

Fix VirtualBox macOS High Sierra Screen Resolution (1920x1080 - 4K - 5K)

Play the macOS Virtual Machine

Step #8. Go to About This Mac then click on Displays next to overview tab to check it.

Fix VirtualBox macOS High Sierra Screen Resolution (1920x1080 - 4K - 5K)

Resolution Changed to FullHD

Troubleshooting

Note: Your VirtualBox should be updated to the latest version to get the most accurate result possible from this guide.

The step below has been proven to work because we have received lots of feedback from our visitors saying that this method worked for them. To avoid any error make sure you replaced the accurate name of your virtual machine in the code (Step #2.). If it didn’t work for you then I suggest you to fully uninstall VirtualBox then Reinstall the latest version of Virtualbox and it should work for you because it has been also tested to work for some folks. Also to mention here, we have also another method that works for everybody so if it didn’t work for you so make sure to check it out.

Another Method: How to Fix macOS High Sierra and macOS Sierra Screen Resolution on VirtualBox.

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That’s all for this article, how to fix Virtualbox macOS High Sierra screen resolution. If this method work for you then don’t forget to share it with us in the comment section below and it will help other guys also. Thanks for being with us and hope that you found this guide helpful. We’re waiting for your feedback and suggestion in the comment section below.

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