USB not working on VMWare workstation 7 host

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2014-04
  • Søren Kokholm

    After I have installed VMWare Workstation 7 on my Win 7 all USB devices are not working / showing up on my host machine ??

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  • chanchal1987

    Enable your USB device in Host OS using VM (in the menubar) -> Removable devices. On your selected device click "Connect".


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  • SkinnyGeek1010

    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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  • Canadian Luke

    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!

  • cr1ms0n3cho

    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!

  • Blorgbeard

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

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

  • mikesigs

    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