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Simplifying the Screen Display
If you prefer, you can turn off display of many of the controls visible in the VMware Workstation window.
Use the View menu to toggle the following controls on or off:
On a Windows host, you can also hide the menu bar. To do so, click the title bar icon, then choose Hide Controls.
Hiding the menu bar on a Windows host
Choosing Hide Controls hides the menu bar, the toolbar, the status bar and the Favorites list.
For the simplest possible VMware Workstation window on a Windows host, first choose View > Tabs to turn off the tabs. Then, from the title bar icon shortcut menu, choose Hide Controls.
With controls hidden, a virtual machine appears as a host
Using the View menu and the title bar icon shortcut menu, you can remove all visible controls from the VMware Workstation window.