Hide your menu bar?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Pugly, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Pugly macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2016
    Who here hides their menu? I don't remember what OS version this was introduced in. But this one feature does a lot for making the small screen usable.

    Especially on the 11 inch I use... that vertical space is a precious commodity. I don't think I would have gotten the 11 inch without this OS feature. Hiding the menu and putting the dock on the side the computer makes it feel like a tablet sometimes.
  2. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
    I agree with you, it is a great feauture. Nevertheless I tend to keep my menu bar visible.
  3. kohlson, Jul 25, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2016

    kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    I keep mine hidden, on the right. That reflects 1) vertical space is more valuable to me than horizontal and 2) I hardly ever use it any more. Cmd-space-[a few characters of an app name]-return is much more usable, at least for me. The downside is that I am less likely to see a bouncing icon, such ads when an IM comes in - especially with external monitor.
    [d'oh! ]
  4. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    They're talking about the menu bar at the top of the screen, not the dock ;)

    I keep mine visible, even on my 11" Air. After many many years of having it there, I'm just too used to it :)
  5. mikzn macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2013
    Love it ! - much cleaner look and easy enough to move the mouse and view.

    FWIW - I also use custom menu to access and create groups for apps and frequently used folders and files.

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