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4th August
written by simplelight

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.


  1. 12/02/2009

    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.

  2. Dustin

    Works great – on Vista too, using VMWare player 2.5.2. Thanks!

  3. Jubjub

    Works great with Windows 7 using last Vmware Player, you just have to insert
    pref.vmplayer.fullscreen.nobar = “yes” on the file C://ProgramData/VMware/VMware Player/config.ini.

    Thanks for the tip!

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