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How can I dismiss the taskbar button for VMware Workstation (8) on Windows when running a VM in Unity mode? For other VMs I can simply close the VMware GUI and tell it to "Run in background". When I do it for a VM running in Unity mode, the Unity mode gets switched off and next time I connect to the VMware GUI again the guest ends up in a resolution stretching beyond both my screens.

Any ideas how to run the guest/VM in Unity mode while running it in background? If there is a scripting option (VIX API), that's fine, too.

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You can't: VMWare team confirmed it's by design (although poor design if you ask me).

But you can use a small program to send the window to Tray after you start Unity. Not ideal, but better than nothing.

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