Is there a way to hide the task bar that always displays in Mac OS?

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  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I'm referring to the area shown in the attached image.

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  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    This is not Windows, it's called the Menu Bar.:p
    Yes, there is but you need to add an entrance in every .plist file corresponding to the Application you use.

    You have to add LSUIPresentationMode 4 to the Apps plist file.
     
  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. If it was an easy setting I would do it, though I do not want to mess with all of that stuff.

    Thanks for your response.
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    It's not that hard but for every App you want the Menu Bar to disappear you need to edit that file.
    I've done it on a few Apps but it's not really that convenient, reason why is that you can't see the Menu Extras like network connections and so on, it will only show the Menu Bar when you move the mouse to the Top.
    And, you need Developer Tools installed to edit those files.
     
  5. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The reason that I wanted to do it was because I am doing some screen recording and I am showing my desktop and I did not want to have to show all of the icons for the apps that I have installed that show on the right side, and I did not want my Mac computer's username to display. I'm guessing that I could hide all of the app icons that display and switch to some other mode to hide my username, though I was hoping to just quickly be able to do it all at once.

    Thanks.
     
  6. justperry macrumors 604

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    To hide your User Name is simple and is build into OS X, go to the Users & Groups Preference Pane, then click on Login Options and on the right you see "Show Fast User Switching, check the box and then on the right there is a drop down Menu to change the User name to short, long or Icon, select Icon.

    I know you can also hide the Desktop, there are several Apps, maybe even free, which do this, just search "hide desktop OS X" in Google.
     
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  8. printz macrumors regular

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    Can you cut or blur the top part of your screen, using a video post-processing utility? Can iMovie do it?
     

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