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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
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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. –  PacMani Mar 22 at 19:48
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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
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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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