The Menu bar is a great tool on your Mac, as it holds access to app menus, system functions, and shortcuts to your most used features in apps. However, it seems that the Menu bar takes up a large space on your screen. This could be a nightmare if you now have a small screen.
Fortunately, Apple allows you to hide the Menu bar on your Mac so you can regain some space on your screen. However, the process might not be known to many users. With that in mind, this tutorial will show you how to hide the Menu bar on your Mac.
Steps to automatically hide the Menu bar on your Mac
Step 1: First off, head to the Apple Menu and then select System Preferences
Step 2: From the System Preferences dialog box, you simply need to click General and then check the box next to “Automatically hide and show the menu bar”
Step 3: Once you are done, the Menu bar will disappear on your screen. If you want to access the Menu, you simply need to move your mouse to the top of the screen. Besides, you can use the shortcut key combination Ctrl+F2 to access the Menu bar. If you want to use a different keyboard combination, go back to the System Preferences and click Keyboard
Step 4: Next up, you need to click the Shortcuts tab and hit Keyboard from the left column
Step 5: Check the “Move focus to the Menu bar” box. After that, click on the key combination on the right of the box and enter the new key combination
Step 6: If the function keys are now set to use the special features on your Mac, you will need to press the Fn key and your new key combination you entered in the previous step
Step 7: If you want to use the function keys as standard function keys, you simply need to select the Keyboard tab and the check the box at the bottom
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