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Removing the VMware Toolbar in Fullscreen Mode

If you’re using and Ubuntu virtual machine with VMware Player and are having a problem with the toolbar covering the Ubuntu toolbar then this should fix the problem:

  1. Open “C:\Documents and Settings\<your account>\Application Data\VMware\preferences.ini”
  2. Add this line to the bottom of the file:    pref.vmplayer.fullscreen.nobar = “TRUE”

The “Application Data” folder in C:\Documents and Settings\<your account>\ is typically a hidden folder so you’ll need to view the hidden files to find it.

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August 4, 2008 - Posted by | Computers & Internet, ubuntu, VMware | , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. It works,Thanks a lot!
    ———————–
    And, my friend, can you tell me,
    how can I move or set the directory “C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\VMware” to another place(e.g, move it to the vmware-install-dir,and VMWARE read the new directory as its configure,then I can delete “C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\VMware”)?
    ———————–
    Because the “china GFW” visit this website need proxy…
    could you write me an email?

    caoxingk AT gmail DOT com

    thanks again.

    Comment by Jim Sun | February 12, 2009 | Reply

  2. years later, than you again!

    Comment by jimmy | February 24, 2011 | Reply

  3. Thank you very much!

    Comment by StarNat | March 3, 2011 | Reply

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  5. Tank you it seem to work.

    Comment by Mr. X | October 24, 2011 | Reply

  6. When I add (simply copy + paste) this line to the “preferences.ini” I get a VMware Player Error saying: “Value “”TRUE”” for variable “pref.vmplayer.fullscreen.nobar” is not a valid boolean value. Using value “FALSE”.” And the bar is still there. That doesn’t make any sense, does it??

    Comment by Tom | October 12, 2012 | Reply

    • check your quotation marks, it works when the quotation marks are IME(english).
      in chinese:引号必须是半角英文引号。

      Comment by Neil Phoe | March 9, 2013 | Reply


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