Introducing VMConnect dynamic resize

Starting in the latest Insider’s build, you can resize the display for a session in Virtual Machine Connection just by dragging the corner of the window.

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When you connect to a VM, you’ll still see the normal options which determine the size of the window and the resolution to pass to the virtual machine:

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Once you log in, you can see that the guest OS is using the specified resolution, in this case 1366 x 768.

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Now, if we resize the window, the resolution in the guest OS is automatically adjusted. Neat!

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Additionally, the system DPI settings are passed to the VM. If I change my scaling factor on the host, the VM display will scale as well.

There are 2 requirements for dynamic resizing to work:

  • You must be running in Enhanced session mode
  • You must be fully logged in to the guest OS (it won’t work on the lockscreen)

 

This remains a work in progress, so we would love to hear your thoughts.

-Andy