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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.


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


  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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