Remove/Hide Title Bar

Discussion in 'macOS' started by villager990, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. villager990 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Does anyone know how to hide/remove the title bar (I believe that's what it's called, in other words the small gray bar with the close/minimize/maximize buttons on the top of every window in os x) of a window in 10.5? I've searched the internet and forums for the past hour and no luck. My main problem is that I can't get chromify to look nice, but now that I've started thinking about it I realized that I never use the title bar; I just use command-w.

    Thanks!
     
  2. laptin macrumors newbie

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    Sep 27, 2007
    #2
    I am experiencing the same problem!!!

    My firefox is chromified. and i never use the close/min/max bar!!! i hate that thing.....

    anyone know how to remove that ?
     
  3. chrismarx macrumors newbie

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    anyone know how to remove the window title bar?

    yes, i agree, it would be really great to remove that title bar with the min/max/close buttons, especially when you're trying to squeeze every bit of room out of a small screen-
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Seems like that would have to be in the preferences for each application, not a system-wide setting. It doesn't appear to be possible in Safari, which is open for me to check right now. I'm not sure about my other apps, but you should take a look when you have your apps open.
     
  5. coops macrumors regular

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    Well, i've been looking in to this and found an easy couple of installs to do it (you can modify your info.plist files but this way is easy, and 'reversible')

    You'll need SIMBL installed first
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18351


    then go and get megazoomer
    http://ianhenderson.org/megazoomer.html

    Just copy the megazoomer 'bundle' into the SIMBL plugins folder and you're done (my plugins folder was under root drive at \Library\Application Support\SIMBL\Plugins since I installed it for all users)

    Then you can use a hotkey (Command-Enter is initial default) to 'megazoom' - excellent, and works for Safari and any Cocoa based apps (but sadly not for older Carbon ones... think i got that the right way round?). Works great for me for Pathfinder too... but not MSoft Office 2008 or Opera browser sadly (or Firefox).... almost making me reconsider moving over to Safari.

    ps before anyone chimes in with the 'why on earth would you want to expand a window to fill the screen' etc etc blather - i'm using the 13" Mbook Pro, and previously a Sony TX with an 11.1" screen... so have always tried to clear way unnecessary clutter to give maximum screen space to stuff that's useful and needed, especially vertical space, even more useful on today's widescreen laptops.
    This simple keystroke removes the title and menu bar (yet you can mouse up to the top of screen to reveal the menu bar again, kind of 'auto hide' stylee) and repeat the keyboard shortcut to go back to normal.

    Most excellent! (and free).

    Coops
     
  6. marcphaust macrumors newbie

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    Pllleeeaasse coops answer this question i really need your help!!
    You said in the last post that you found a way to hide or remove the title bar by modifying the info.plist of an app... Could you give me the codes or what i should do or change in the info.plist to remove it.

    Thanks alot

    Marc
     
  7. marcphaust macrumors newbie

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    Pllleeeasse coops answer this question i really need your help!!
    You said in the last post that you found a way to hide or remove the title bar by modifying the info.plist of an app... Could you give me the codes or what i should do or change in the info.plist to remove it.

    Thanks alot

    Marc
     

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