How to Fix Screen Resolution on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 in VirtualBox? – When you are installing MacOS with the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program, you may encounter a screen resolution error. The reason for this is that the MacOS operating system does not fully support virtualization programs.
How to Fix Screen Resolution on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 in VirtualBox?

How to Fix Screen Resolution on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 in VirtualBox?

When you install MacOS Sierra or MacOS High Sierra operating system with VMware Workstation, you can change the screen resolution after VMware Tools installation. However, after you have installed MacOS with VirtualBox, you will get an error if you try to install Guest Additions because there is no Guest Additions support for MacOS on VirtualBox.

As a result, we will configure the MacOS virtual machine resolution setting using the CMD command prompt.

Previously, we had MacOS setup with VMware. You can access this article from the link below.

In this article, we will solve the screen resolution problem on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 running on VirtualBox.

How to Change MacOS High Sierra Virtual Machine Screen Resolution on VirtualBox? (1920×1080/2K/4K/5K)

In VirtualBox, you can only change MacOS screen resolution with certain values. Also, the default resolution setting for MacOS is 1024×768. For example, when you try to set the resolution to 1366×768, the Mac resolution setting will automatically be set to 1280×720.

Mac screen resolution values are as follows:

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

To change the screen resolution of the MacOS virtual machine on VirtualBox, follow the steps below in order.

   Step 1

To change the MacOS screen resolution in VirtualBox, you need to use the following code. In the “Your VM” section of the code, you must type the name of your MacOS virtual machine.

cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\Virtualbox"

VBoxManage setextradata "MacOSHighSierra10134" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution 1920x1080

 
The important thing to note here is that you have to exit VirtualBox program before executing the command.

How to Fix Screen Resolution on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 in VirtualBox?

   Step 2

To do this, you must run the CMD command prompt as an administrator, otherwise you will not be able to change the resolution. In the Windows 10 search box, type CMD and run it as administrator.

You can also access Command Prompt (Admin) by pressing the Windows Key + X keys together.

How to Fix Screen Resolution on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 in VirtualBox?

   Step 3

After opening the CMD prompt, first, move into the VirtualBox folder. Then type in the resolution you want to change to the X part of the code and copy the code.

Paste the code into the CMD and press Enter.

How to Fix Screen Resolution on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 in VirtualBox?

   Step 4

Now open the VirtualBox program and run the MacOS virtual machine.

How to Fix Screen Resolution on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 in VirtualBox?

   Step 5

The screen resolution of the MacOS High Sierra virtual machine is configured to 1920×1080.

How to Fix Screen Resolution on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 in VirtualBox?

   Step 6

If you want to try a different screen resolution again, type a different value in the X section and apply the command on the CMD.

How to Fix Screen Resolution on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 in VirtualBox?

   Step 7

This time the screen resolution is configured as 2048×1080!

How to Fix Screen Resolution on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 in VirtualBox?

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  Final Word

How to Fix Screen Resolution on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 in VirtualBox? – In this article, we have reviewed step by step how to change the screen resolution for the MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 virtual machine installed on Oracle VM VirtualBox. Thanks for following us!

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3 thoughts on “How to Fix Screen Resolution on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 in VirtualBox?

  1. slgarza

    just followed the guide to install 10.13.4 and worked flawlessly, had to type the commands by hand tho… please let me copy and paste from here, commands to enable screen are too long to type

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