In top menu bar, I accidentally selected to hide that top menu bar ("File", "Help", etc).

As the bar has disappeared, I now cannot access the option to show it again. Not very thought through in my opinion.

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How do I show it again? My version is 5.0.4r.

  • Which VirtualBox window are you referring to? Which software version are you running? – a CVn Feb 8 '17 at 12:29
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    Try RightCtrl + C – jcbermu Feb 8 '17 at 12:32
  • @jcbermu That hides even the bottom menu. – Tomáš Zato Feb 8 '17 at 12:35

Open virtual machine's settings, then User Interface page. Check this box:

Screenshot of VM settings window on User Interface page, with an arrow pointing to a checkbox on the top toolbar


You can access the menu while the VM is running by RightCTRL + Home. It will pop up as a contextual menu through which you will be able to reactivate the display of the menu.


Temporary removing of %USERPROFILE%/.VirtualBox folder with

mv %USERPROFILE%/.VirtualBox %USERPROFILE%/.VirtualBox_old

and starting a virtualbox from scratch allowed to solve the issue with the help of

hotkeys(Host+C & Host+Home, where Host=Right Ctrl)

from this tooltip

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