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I can't seem to hide the 3x high top bar when in full screen mode for VMWare Workstation 14 for Window 10. I tried reading this post here but it seems out of date: Can I completely hide toolbar in VMware Workstation?

I can't find a config.ini or preferences.ini file either to set this.

Any ideas?

  • The post you linked to asks about VMware Workstation (Pro), not about VMware (Workstation) Player. (Yes, the name change is very confusing.) However, one of its answers does specifically address VMware Player, and that answer should still work. – jamesdlin Jun 14 '18 at 5:13
  • @jamesdlin the solution provided in your link for VMWare Player seems to not work with the latest version VMWare Workstation Player 14. There is no preferences.ini file any longer nor if one adds one with this setting does this work. – modethree3 Jun 14 '18 at 11:46
  • I don't know what you're talking about, because there absolutely is a preferences.ini file. The infrastructure didn't change. Maybe the file wasn't created yet? Run Player, open the Preferences dialog, change some setting, click OK, quit Player. The file should be generated. – jamesdlin Jun 14 '18 at 14:13
  • @jamesdlin I kid you not. Well what version are you using just to be sure? – modethree3 Jun 14 '18 at 17:31
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    And if you still can't get it to work, maybe vmware-kvm would be more to your liking. See superuser.com/a/1331188/210417 – jamesdlin Jun 15 '18 at 17:14
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If you want to remove the edges from the top, you must do this:

Screenshot of Preferences

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    Note that this Preference dialog is from VMware Workstation (Pro), not from VMware (Workstation) Player. Additionally, the actual entry in the preferences file (pref.fullscreen.toolbarPixels = "0") has no effect on VMware Player. – jamesdlin Jun 14 '18 at 5:06

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