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toolbar gone from virtualboxmanager GUI

PostPosted: 31. Aug 2011, 16:05
by sieve1
Last night, I right-clicked on the toolbar at the top of the virtualbox manager window (the one that has icons/buttons for new, settings, start, details and snapshots). A box appeared that contained checkmarks next to "show toolbar" and "show statusbar". Somehow, I unchecked show toolbar and it disappeared. I couldn't find anything in he GUI menus to reenable the toolbar.

I tried
VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/Customizations
in a terminal window, but it had no effect.

I tried searching for a solution all over the place, but could not find one anywhere, which is odd.

Did I miss something? Hopefully someone can help.

Thanks!

Re: toolbar gone from virtualboxmanager GUI

PostPosted: 31. Aug 2011, 16:35
by Perryg
Right click the main bar (where file - machine - help is) in the main manager. Turn on what you want.

Re: toolbar gone from virtualboxmanager GUI

PostPosted: 1. Sep 2011, 01:56
by sieve1
Ahh. OK.

That doesn't work in the Unity desktop. All the program menus appear in the top panel and right clicking up there does not bring up the option to restore the toolbar.

I logged in using a Gnome desktop instead, started the program, right clicked on the menu bar, and it worked.

Thanks!

Re: toolbar gone from virtualboxmanager GUI

PostPosted: 1. Sep 2011, 02:55
by Perryg
Ah yet another reason I am not going to use Unutty. :-)

Re: toolbar gone from virtualboxmanager GUI

PostPosted: 5. Sep 2011, 07:15
by aalmroth
A dirty workaround if using Ubuntu is to shut down all VirtualBox, and then edit the ~/.VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml file...
Find the line:
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Toolbar" value="false"/>

and change the value to true.

If any process were still running when edited the file, the changes will most likely be gone once the processes update the file...

/A

Re: toolbar gone from virtualboxmanager GUI

PostPosted: 6. Sep 2011, 15:34
by sieve1
Thanks! I'll give that a try the next time it happens, assuming that it will.
I assumed that there was a way to do it in code, but I didn't know how.

Re: toolbar gone from virtualboxmanager GUI

PostPosted: 5. Mar 2014, 03:07
by brewmanz
Top-Menu-Bar-right-click also fails for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - bad.
Editing of xml did fix it - good.
Are there any plans to add an option to Preferences to reinstate Tool Bar?
Regards
Brewmanz

Re: toolbar gone from virtualboxmanager GUI

PostPosted: 10. Mar 2014, 19:03
by jsaintro
If you haven't hidden the bottom status bar you can right click there and show the toolbar. This also works in the opposite case. I've you've managed to hide both bars then aalmroth's suggestion of editing the xml works.

On ubuntu 13.10 running VirtuaBox 4.3.6 the XML config is located in: ~/.config/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml
To fix do:
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Toolbar" value="true"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Statusbar" value="true"/>

~JSR

Re: toolbar gone from virtualboxmanager GUI

PostPosted: 26. Mar 2015, 16:56
by lcvieira_br
Hi!
I also closed both status and tools bars in order to try another possible soulton with the Unity GUI, but I ended up editing VirtualBox.xml and mannualy change the two lines as shown above. :(

Thanks a lot! :)

Luiz (Brazil)