Auto-hide title-bar?

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  1. tweaknmod macrumors regular

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    #1
    I am looking to have certain apps auto-hide the title-bar, once you click on the window.

    An example of this in action is iA Writer. When you click on the window and start to type, the title-bar fades away and all you have is the blank window with no UI - only the text that you are typing.

    Does anyone know of a way that I can achieve this? Maybe through editing the info.plst or some kind of tweak to OSX?

    Thank you in advance for any help :)
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I don't think this question was worth you beginning a new thread since you could have continued posting in this one: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1367014&highlight=hide+title+bar

    However, you can't get this behavior through tweaking. It's an application specific thing, coded by the iA Writer developers. If you want to minimize distraction, run your favorite app in full screen mode.
     
  3. tweaknmod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, I started this one, since the last post - before mine - was over two years ago. I thought that I would start the conversation fresh.
     
  4. allan.nyholm, Mar 6, 2014
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    allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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    By using these two or three utilities you can get what you want to achieve:

    First SIMBL:
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/18351/simbl

    Perhaps EasySIMBL can do it too:
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/44354/easysimbl

    Then MenuAndDockless:
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/36314/menuanddockless

    Restart Finder once after logging in to get the ability to hide the Finder menubar if that's what you also want to do.

    EDIT: EasySIMBL also functions the way regular SIMBL does. But MenuAndDockless comes with an installer than installs for every user on your system. EasySIMBL only looks for plugins inside your Home-folder so you'll need to install the MenuAndDockless plugin to your SIMBL plugin folder here: Home/Library/ApplicationSupport/SIMBL/Plugins with Pacifist. Just a FYI.
     
  5. tweaknmod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply!

    I have SIMBL and MenuandDockless installed; I use them to hide the Finder Menubar. How do I get it to hide the window titlebar? Is there a setting that i'm missing?
     
  6. allan.nyholm, Mar 6, 2014
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    allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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    Edit: You mean where the window controls are for close and minimize? The text below can be ignored - I thought you meant the menubar - but you clearly stated that you use it to hide the Finder menubar so now I'm not sure what the titlebar is.

    Original text below...
    Once you've installed the two things you'll need for each app to go to the Window-section of the given app(in the menubar) and then choose the option "Toggle Menu and Dock" You should have these options.

    One thing though - the Finder will have to be reset once upon login for the MenuAndDockless app to catch it. Same goes for every other app. Can be bothersome if one logouts a lot or resets their computer.

    See attached image.
     

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  7. Time Clock Guy macrumors newbie

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    a use for this is when doing a video podcast, and recording the screen, it would be useful for the skype window did not have a title bar on it, so as to keep things uncluttered.
     
  8. tweaknmod thread starter macrumors regular

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    I had never thought of that, very good point.

    For me, it's purely aesthetic. :)
     

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