SSMT #109: Free Up Your Screen Space with Auto Hide Menu Bar

SSMT #109: Free Up Your Screen Space with Auto Hide Menu Bar

By Tom Lambotte | July 13, 2023

Are you tired of the menu bar occupying precious screen real estate on your Mac? Well, here’s a quick and easy tip to regain that space and enjoy a clutter-free workspace. By enabling the auto-hide feature for the menu bar, you can make it appear only when you actually need it.

Let’s get started:

  1. Open the Apple Menu located at the top left corner of your screen.
  • Select “System Settings” from the menu.
  • In the System Preferences window, click on “Desktop & Dock.”
  • Scroll down until you find the option “Automatically hide and show the Dock” and toggle it on.

Once you’ve completed these steps, the menu bar will automatically hide, freeing up approximately 8% of your screen’s valuable real estate. This is particularly useful for laptop users who often have limited screen space.

Now, here’s a nifty trick to reveal the hidden menu bar: instead of trying to place your cursor on the edge of the screen, simply take your cursor all the way down as if you were passing through the screen. The dock will magically pop up, allowing you to click on the app or feature you need. Once you’re done, the menu bar will vanish again, keeping your screen clean and uncluttered.

So go ahead and give this tip a try to optimize your Mac’s screen space. Enjoy a distraction-free workspace and make the most of your valuable screen real estate!

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  • July 13, 2023

About the Author

Tom Lambotte is a legal technology expert, author and the CEO of GlobalMac IT. He helps Mac-using lawyers with super simple technology, security and efficiency strategies that work. He’s on a mission to help attorneys using Apple computers reduce their security risk and get more out of their technology. Get his free 33 Stupid Simple Mac Tips and score some quick wins to boost your productivity.