Full screen no longer fills entire screen with Windows 10

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  2. PaulChris@Parallels

    PaulChris@Parallels Product Expert Parallels Support

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    Hi PatrickP3, please follow the instructions mentioned below to fix the issue:
    1. Start Parallels Desktop.
    2. Go to your virtual machine's Configuration > Options tab > Full Screen.
    3. From the Scale to fit screen drop-down list choose Keep ratio:
    4. Start your virtual machine in Full Screen mode.
    5. Go to Start > Control Panel > Display > Change display settings or just right-click on Windows Desktop and choose Screen Resolution:
    6. Set the screen resolution to the preferred values.
    7. Restart Windows. Screen resolution in Windows will remain according to settings you made.
    Note: since Windows and Mac screen resolutions do not match any more, you may see black bars on top-bottom or left-right sides of Windows screen:
    In order to avoid that, you may want to force Windows screen to get stretched to fill all Mac screen:
    Go to your virtual machine's Configuration > Full Screen
    From the Scale to fit screen drop-down list, choose Stretch
    Note: in this case your custom screen resolution will be kept, however, all objects and fonts in Windows will be stretched.
     
  3. BrianD13

    BrianD13

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    I have done the above and can't change the resolution. It's locked out on the VM. Note, the VM starts up with the correct resolution but once I login, it shrinks down on the sides.
     
  4. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    @BrianD13, could you please reinstall Parallels Tools and try the same. (You can also check this KB article for more info)
     
  5. AmandaS4

    AmandaS4

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    i have the same issue on my screen now that i upgraded to windows 10 pro
     
  6. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Please try the suggestions above and let us know if the issue still persists.
     
  7. MelanieM3

    MelanieM3 Bit Poster

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  8. Ajith@Parallels

    Ajith@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi MelanieM3,

    If you have any questions you can share it with us here.
     
  9. violar1

    violar1 Bit Poster

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    Hi, thank you so much for your post, he helped me a lot with my problem, I couldn't cannot fail to mention tell you thank you!:):):)
     
  10. PaulP19

    PaulP19

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    My windows on my Mac has shrunk down to a small box. I have tried all the steps and the problem persists.
     
  11. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hi, could you please provide us with a bit more details about the issue? When does the issue appear at first time?
     

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