Windows guest OS on linunx host (elementaryOS) keeps auto resizing to full screen after install of vmware tools

hi,

I am newbie when it comes to linux and virtualization software in general and appreciate some pointers with my problem.

my main OS is linux elementary OS (kernel :5.4.0-74) running vmware player (v16). I have created a windows 10 (64-bit) guest install.

by default it gives me 3 resolutions to switch between when the vmware tools are not installed. Switching between these resolutions works as expected.

As soon as I install the vmware tools, the guest OS window resizes to my full desktop size (on a 34″ Ultrawide, it takes up the whole space).

on trying to change display settings on the guest OS, or resizing the window, the guest desktop refreshes to the correct size, but then switches back to full screen.

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