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I am seeing attached icon in the top right menu bar. I tried deleting MenuExtras by going to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extrasbut it didn't help, please help to hide or remove it.

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That item is the VMWare fusion menu bar icon.

The vendor has this article and steps to allow you to disable and configure it.

To modify the behavior of this feature:

  1. Go to Virtual Machine > Settings.
  2. Click Application Menu (Applications in Fusion 3).
  3. Click the Applications Menu tab if using Fusion 3.
  4. From the Show applications menu in menu bar drop-down, choose Always, Never, or Only when Fusion is running.
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thanks @bmike♦ and @J Novack – seoppc Mar 27 '13 at 21:05
In later versions of VMware Fusion this setting has been moved to the general preferences of VMware Fusion, and not related to the specific virtual machine. So from the "VMware Fusion" menu, select Preferences and the setting is now under the General tab. I have Fusion 8, I don't know when they moved this setting. – Lasse V. Karlsen Oct 12 at 9:54

That's the VMware Fusion icon.

  1. Click it.
  2. Select "Application Menu Settings...".
  3. Modify the dropdown next to "Show Applications menu in menu bar" to be "Never".
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Nice! I didn't realize you could control it from the icon as well. My guess is the OP has a partial install and the icon could be malfunctioning. We'll see if they need uninstall help or just pointing to the right software is all they need to solve this. – bmike Mar 27 '13 at 20:49
unfortunately, this doesn't work if the VM was deleted. – Sarge Borsch Nov 27 '14 at 8:41

spotlight -> activity monitor -> search for fusion -> kill the process

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I had the same problem in El Capitan

I selected "Never" but the icon kept reappearing after every restart.

However, after I created my first virtual machine, the "Never" option held and the icon has remained hidden.

Sounds crazy, but true.

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