VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. It is versatile, feature-rich, and offers a lot of customization options. One such feature is the fullscreen popup menu bar. While this feature can be very useful, there may be instances where you want to disable or move it. In this article, we will guide you through the process of disabling or moving the VirtualBox fullscreen popup menu bar.
To disable or move the VirtualBox fullscreen popup menu bar, you can access the settings of your virtual machine, navigate to the "User Interface" section, and either deselect the checkbox next to "Show in Fullscreen/Seamless" to disable it or select the option "Show At Top Of Screen" to move it to the top. Remember to save your changes and exit and return to fullscreen mode for the changes to take effect.
Understanding the VirtualBox Fullscreen Popup Menu Bar
The fullscreen popup menu bar in VirtualBox provides quick access to various functions and settings of your virtual machine. It appears at the bottom of the screen by default when you switch to fullscreen mode. However, some users may find it distracting or may prefer it in a different location.
Disabling or Moving the Menu Bar
Accessing the Settings
To disable or move the menu bar, you first need to access the settings of your virtual machine. To do this, navigate to the “Machine” menu and then select “Settings”.
Navigating to the User Interface Section
In the settings menu, navigate to the “User Interface” section. Here, you will find the option to disable or move the menu bar.
Disabling the Menu Bar
To disable the menu bar, simply deselect the checkbox next to “Show in Fullscreen/Seamless”. This will completely hide the menu bar when you are in fullscreen mode.
Moving the Menu Bar
To move the menu bar to the top of the screen, select the option “Show At Top Of Screen”. This will move the menu bar from its default bottom position to the top of the screen.
After making your desired changes, click “OK” to save them. You may need to exit and return to fullscreen mode for the changes to take effect.
While the menu bar can be hidden, you can still access its functions through keyboard shortcuts. For example, you can use the Host Key + Home (default host key is right-Ctrl) to bring up the context menu when needed. Another useful shortcut is the Host Key + S, which allows you to access the settings menu directly.
Customizing the VirtualBox fullscreen popup menu bar can greatly enhance your user experience. Whether you prefer it at the top of the screen, at the bottom, or completely hidden, the process is straightforward and quick. Remember to save your changes and exit and return to fullscreen mode for the changes to take effect. With these simple steps, you can customize VirtualBox to better suit your needs.
Remember, VirtualBox is a powerful tool with many features and settings. Don’t be afraid to explore and customize it to your liking. Happy virtualizing!
No, the fullscreen popup menu bar can only be disabled or moved on a per-virtual machine basis. Each virtual machine has its own settings that need to be adjusted individually.
No, the appearance of the menu bar cannot be customized. However, you can choose to either hide it completely or move it to the top of the screen.
To access the settings menu of a virtual machine, navigate to the "Machine" menu at the top of the VirtualBox window and select "Settings".
Yes, even when the menu bar is hidden, you can still access its functions through keyboard shortcuts. For example, you can use the Host Key + Home to bring up the context menu.
The default host key in VirtualBox is right-Ctrl. This key is used in combination with other keys to perform various functions, such as bringing up the context menu or accessing the settings menu directly.