How to autohide Mac's menu bar and dock

How to autohide Mac's menu bar and dock

The Mac menu bar has many purposes for both beginner and professional users. With its help, you can get immediate access to the settings of the application you're currently using, date and time information, details about your Internet connection, and so much more.

Mac's dock is also another default tool that proves to be of good use. It provides you with immediate access to the programs you're currently running or other applications you use often while working on your computer.

However, there might be times when you would need as much desktop space as you can. Whether you're recording a video tutorial, use a third-party menu bar, or simply wish to hide unneeded desktop elements while working, hiding your menu bar and dock might be a great and simple solution. This guide will teach you how to complete the aforementioned tasks:

Hide Mac's menu bar

Mac's menu bar is an important part of every user's daily tasks. Still, you don't always need it on your desktop. Here's what you need to do in order to hide it from your screen:

Step 1

Click the Apple icon from the menu bar and access the System Preferences app.

Accessing System PreferencesAccessing System Preferences

Step 2

Go to General panel.

Accessing General SettingsAccessing General Settings

Step 3

Enable the “Automatically hide and show the menu bar” option. The menu bar will immediately be hidden from your desktop.

Hiding Menu BarHiding Menu Bar

You can always reveal your menu bar by moving your mouse cursor over screen area where the menu bar was located, at the upper side of your desktop. You can also show the menu bar by hitting the Ctrl+F2 keys.

Hide Mac's dock

Mac's dock is also a useful default utility that gives you immediate access to the applications you're currently using on your computer. It also helps you quickly launch your favorite programs (as long as the "Keep in dock" option is enabled for the application in question). Here's what you need to do in order to hide the dock from your screen:

Step 1

Click the Apple icon from the menu bar and access the System Preferences app.

Step 2

Click the "Dock" button.

Step 3

Enable the “Automatically hide and show the Dock” option.

Dock Hiding OptionDock Hiding Option

You can permanently hide Mac's dock by hitting the Command+Option+D keys. To reveal it, hit the aforementioned keys again.

Conclusion

As you can see, it's very simple to hide Mac's menu bar and dock from your desktop. Simply follow the aforementioned steps and you will immediately reclaim the screen space you need.

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