Is is possible to disable/hide menu bar? (Finder Menu Bar)


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 7, 2012
Well, as the title asks; Is it possible?

I am a first-time user on dual-monitors, and have now gotten the hang of it, at least a bit.

Now I'm using VLC on my primary screen (Made the external screen the primary screen), and google chrome on my MacBook Screen (Secondary screen)

While using full-screen mode to watch movies in VLC it's no problem.
But whenever I switch back to use Chrome on my second screen; and the movie running in the background, the menu bar appears.
(NOTE: It's not the dock I'm talking about)

Is there any ways to hide it?
When I click on the monitor with the movie, it disappears, when I switch back to the other monitor it reappears.

Is there any ways to hide it or disable it?


macrumors G4
Aug 10, 2007
I'm a rolling stone.
There is a way to do this per app basis but you have to edit the .plist file for each App you are using, it then autohides and when you move the mouse to the top edge it will show it again.

Search for "LSUIPresentationMode to 4" in google to find out more.


macrumors 65816
Jan 13, 2006
There is a way to do it and I'm successfully using it in Yosemite. It's called MenuAndDockless which requires something called "Simbl" to be installed. My menu "autohides" which recovers extra screen space and animates back in when I hold my mouse at the top of the screen. It's exactly what I've been looking for. You can set it to hide the menu on a per app basis although it seems older apps will not work.
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