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    Missing menu bar in virtualbox

    Does anyone have any idea what is causing this? It just dissappeard, and did not come back. Otherwise, VirtualBox works fine.


    Screenshot from 2017-01-21 17-14-41.jpg

    Thanks

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    Re: Missing menu bar in virtualbox

    Thread moved to Virtualisation.

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    Re: Missing menu bar in virtualbox

    Copy and paste this command into the terminal:

    Code:
    initctl restart unity-panel-service
    does that bring the menu bar back?

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    Re: Missing menu bar in virtualbox

    No unfortunately. It is still gone. Restarting does not help.

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    Re: Missing menu bar in virtualbox

    To be clear the bar you are talking about is the one that has the x, minus and maximize buttons on it right?

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    Re: Missing menu bar in virtualbox

    No, I am talking about the one with the start, new and settings buttons. In my screenshot they are missing.

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    Re: Missing menu bar in virtualbox

    Please go into the following file and make sure that both say true then save and exit.

    XML config is located in: ~/.config/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml
    Code:
    sudo -H home/username/.config/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml
    Code:
    <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Toolbar" value="true"/>
    <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Statusbar" value="true"/>
    I hope the file is still located their I can not confirm it on the system I am on at the moment.

    Make sure that you have virtualbox completely shut down before you do the above procedure.
    Last edited by wildmanne39; January 22nd, 2017 at 12:50 AM.

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    Re: Missing menu bar in virtualbox

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    XML config is located in: ~/.config/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml
    ...
    Code:
    <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Toolbar" value="true"/>
    <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Statusbar" value="true"/>
    I hope the file is still located their I can not confirm it on he system I am on at the moment.
    That's where it is on my system.

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    Re: Missing menu bar in virtualbox

    Quote Originally Posted by halogen2 View Post
    That's where it is on my system.
    Thanks for confirming the file is still in the same location.

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    Re: Missing menu bar in virtualbox

    WOOT! fixed! I did not have the status bar option, but toolbar was false. It is fixed now.

    Thanks for your time!

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