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Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by stevefo, Mar 17, 2013.
The menu bar not the dock bar.
Are you talking about the menu bar along the top?
Or the dock along the bottom?
Apple Menu -> Dock -> Dock Preferences
With the menu bar, just don't use full screen apps
the dock, command option d will unhide or hide it.
I meant the tool bar at the top where the time is and stuff.
It probably disappears when you go to full screen with some apps? If so, do not go to full screen.
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Ah, thanks. I am having the same problem. I understand that it disappears when I go fullscreen, so how do I change this? It's really annoying having the top bar peek back in when I'm trying to click on another tab.
If you use apps in full screen then they're in full screen. If you want the menu bar always there then don't use fullscreen, just stretch the window out a bit so it is larger.
You can't have 'not quite fullscreen' or 'I can't believe it is not "fullscreen"' mode. It is one or the other.
Ah, I see. So is there a registry entry I can change to fix this, or something?
Fix what? If it is in full screen it covers the menu bar. By definition is it 'full screen'. If it is not in fullscreen then the menu bar is visible. Just don't run the app in fullscreen and your menu bar is visible.
Instead of pressing the full screen button in the top right corner of the program, click the green full screen button in the upper left corner of the program. this will keep the menu bar from hiding itself.
I came here looking for a simple answer, but had to google it. Hover your cursor at the top of the screen so you can see the toolbar, then > View> and way at the bottom is "exit full screen." When you're out of full screen that changes to "enter full screen."
Or, simply press the "esc" key ....
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That is false I am not at full screen and again the computer bosses take away our menus. It just happened with the latest up date. They never rest in trying to take away our control of our own computer.
Yes, in El Capitan beta, you have a setting that allows the top menubar to hide automatically.
Yes, it really is a sign that those folks at Apple are taking control completely away from the user <sarcasm>
If you don't want that (or just not impressed), then turn setting back on - UN-check the box in System Preferences/General pref pane "Automatically hide and show the menu bar"
So please tell me where I check? I don't see it. I may have the wrong page,
You don't have latest beta, which is from less than 2 weeks ago.
You can check what you have by going to the Apple menu/About this Computer.
The build for latest beta is 15A262e
Are you using more than one display?
The choice for hiding the top menubar will be directly under Use Dark menu bar and Dock
Dear customer support: I may have the latest bata because I did a manual update by accident about a week ago. It is usually automatic but I pushed the wrong button and thought it wanted to up date so I went along with it.
Dear customer support: I should have gotten back to you earlier. I lost it and I ran my fingers over the keyboard pushing every individual key and plenty of combinations including the F keys. Then I pounded it with my both fists not very hard and I ran my palm over the keyboard all in anger. and frustration. When I finished the menu bar and app bar are back. They stay where they are supposed to be. Everything works perfectly now including the web browser. I have no idea what I did. Thank you for caring.
Whos is this customer support?
I have been requesting that Apple add a "Choose Your Maximize Option"
You can send Apple feedback here:
Apple CEO Tim Cook can be reached on Twitter.
I wish Apple would implement an option to choose the behavior of the Green Button.
If you would like see this option contact Apple at:
In addition, Tim Cook Apple CEO can be reached on Twitter.
It seems this thread has gone off topic from the OP's original interest.