Monday, August 31, 2015

How to Fix VMware Workstation Tray icon Always Showing Problem, Can't Turn off "Show Tray icon" Feature

Few days ago VMware announced the 12th edition of Workstation. There are some bugs still from version 10. But the main annoying bug is the tray icon bug, which won't allow you to hide it forever. If you go to Preferences -> Show Tray Icon and choose the "Never" function it will change nothing. If you re-open the Workstation it will show the tray icon again. Which means it will run in the background after you close it.
Today I will show you how to fix it, to completely disable the Workstation's tray icon.

1) First of all, make sure that VMware products are closed on your computer and right click on Workstations's tray icon and select hide option. Now open up the RegEdit. To open it use the Win+R keyboard shortcut and in Run type regedit.
2) Now navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE and here find and delete VMware, Inc. folder. Now you can close the Registry Editor's(RegEdit) windows.
3) Download this registry file.
4) Now double click on registry file, click Run -> Yes -> Yes -> OK.
Now open up Workstation on your computer. And it will no longer show the tray icon.