Way to fullscreen older Apps?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by benguild, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to fullscreen older Apps like Final Cut Pro 7? (hide the dock and menu bar)

    My 11.6" MacBook Air doesn't have much screen realestate.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    No, as FCP 7 is not a single window application, it has many windows, unlike FCP X.
     
  3. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right but is there any way to hide the display elements such as the dock and menu bar for more space?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    The Dock can be hidden via these steps:
    CMD+SHIFT+D
    or
    Right-click on the divider (between applications and shortcuts to folders) on the Dock and selecting "Turn Hiding On"
    or
    System Preferences > Dock > Automatically hide and show the Dock​
    These steps can be found via "mac hiding dock" as search terms in a popular www search engine, such as this

    The Menu Bar, though it is only 22 pixel high, thus I hardly see any additional gain, but I use a 1050 pixel and 1200 pixel high display, can be hidden via these steps:
    1. Macintosh HD
    2. System
    3. Library
    4. Core services
    5. Right click on Finder
    6. Show Package Contents
    7. Contents
    8. Drag the Info.plist to your desktop (Dont forget to save another one for backup)
    9. Open one of the the Info.plist and click Add Child
    10. Choose Application UI Presentation Mode and then next to it type 4.
    11. Save it
    12. Then Drag the Moddified Info.plist to your Contents and replace it with the existing one.
    13. Relaunch Finder or restart your Mac
    14. You are done !​
    also found via a search engine and using "mac hide menu bar" as search terms, though I don't know, if it works with Lion.
     

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