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I have been experimenting with VMware workstation. When I autohide the toolbar at the top, it leaves a 1 pixel sliver. While this is functional, my OCD is bugging me. Is there a way to totally hide the toolbar?

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If this is a desktop machine, you can try adjusting the positioning of your LCD monitor to shift one pixel up.

The only other way I know of is to go to "Quick Switch" mode, then go to the menu bar and select View and deselect tabs.

This will give you a screen with no borders at all, but you can still get to a menu at the top of the screen. However, you lose the quick switch ability - but it should do what you want!

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Perfect!! , this works very well :D – SkinnyGeek1010 Feb 17 '11 at 0:19

Took me a little searching to find the answer to this because I didn't want to change the position of my screens. If you go to Edit > Preferences > Display > Uncheck "Show toolbar edge when unpinned in full screen" you'll be all set!

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This should be accepted as the real solution. "Shifting your LCD monitor one pixel up" is just hideous. – Ray Koopa Mar 22 '14 at 19:48
Agreed this is the answer. I notice in XFCE4 on Ubuntu 14.04 that little edge of the toolbar that shows when it is folded up would create an odd blur in that area of the screen. This removes it completely and fixed my small issue as well. – Halsafar Oct 15 '14 at 0:34
I come here once a year to relearn this... – HDave Jun 25 at 2:02

Go fullscreen, then select View -> Exclusive Mode from the menu.

You can press the host key (default Ctrl+Alt) to get out of it.

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Sweet! This is exactly what I needed for Xubuntu which has it's task bar on top. Thank you! – Alexander Rechsteiner Dec 25 '13 at 15:06
this should be the accepted answer; vmware workworkstation 10 does not have the other options – nimsson Sep 8 '14 at 13:03

For VMWare Player users, you can edit the preferences file at C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\VMware\preferences.ini and add:

pref.vmplayer.fullscreen.nobar = "TRUE"

The above setting doesn't work on newer versions. Try this instead:

pref.vmplayer.fullscreen.nobar = 1
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This worked for me. Of note: The specified path includes some hidden elements, so you cant simply browse to it (although search for VMware worked). Also of note: To get out of full screen, you need to Ctrl+Alt followed by Ctrl+Alt+Enter. – nobar Jun 27 '15 at 5:29
This worked great, note do the change while VMWare Player is not running. – Dean Meehan Nov 10 '15 at 11:19

Press Ctrl+P, select Display, in Menu & toolbar uncheck Show toolbar edge when unpinned in full screen. Now go to full screen by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Enter. Bar is removed.

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