By starting a ThinApp application you see the VMware ThinApp Information Launchbar in the right corner of your screen.

To hide this ThinApp Information bar in the newer versions of the program you need to do the following:

1. Install ThinApp.

2. Enable the visualization of hidden files.

3. Open up a separate explorer window to “C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Thinstall\ThinstallBuilder” for Windows XP users.
In Windows Vista and Windows 7 I think it’s the following Directory: “C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Thinstall\T hinstallBuilder”. Keep this window open.

4. Run “ThinApp Log Monitor” and select “Browse…” and browse to “C:\Program Files\VMWare\VMWare ThinApp”.

5. In the Filename box, type *.* and press Enter. Lots of files should appear.

6. Find “tlink.exe’ and right-click on it, select “Properties” at the bottom. In the already opened explorer window, a folder named “%ProgramFilesDir% should appear. (Selecting Properties is the only way I could get the “real” tlink.exe file to appear). Navigate into it, then into “%ProgramFilesDir%\VMWare”, then into “%ProgramFilesDir%\VMWare\VMWare ThinApp”. The “tlink.exe” file should be there.

7. Edit the file with a resource editor like “Resource Hacker” and replace the bitmap (100) with one with the following: 243 width x 61 height in RGB (255,0,255) (that ugly pink background color. This will make the popup appear transparent).

8. To do that create a bitmap (.bmp) in a graphic program with the size of 243 X 61 (pixels) with color (255,0,255). Save this as 256 color bitmap.

9. Open Resource Hacker. File menu click Open and select the file “tlink.exe”

10. Click Bitmap\100\1033

11. Action menu click “Replace Bitmap …”, then click “Open file with new bitmap …”

12. Locate the bitmap created and replace the original Bitmap.

13. Save the file “tlink.exe” and exit Resource Hacker.

14.* Copy the file “tlink.exe” changed into the folder in VMware ThinApp that was the original, replacing it. *(this don't work with version 4.6.0)

15. Close your explorer window and the log monitor, and you’re done. Apps packaged will now have a transparent popup, which to the casual observer, means it’s not there…