How to Hide or Show Menu Bar in Mac El Capitan

Summary

If you want to hide the menu bar on Mac, you have to update to the latest Mac OS X 10.11. Now we will show you how to hide and show the menu bar on your Mac.

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Mar. 30, 2016

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Question: "We all know you can simply click "turn hiding on" in Dock's Preferences, but can you do the same thing to Mac's Menu Bar?

-- A User from Apple StackExchange

The answer is YES. As of Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), this functionality is built in to the operating system. You can now hide the menu bar just like you do with the Dock on Mac as long as you have installed the latest OS X El Capitan. Hiding both the Dock and menu bar on your Mac you will have a much clean interface. Here are steps on how to do that.

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How to Hide the Menu Bar on Mac El Capitan

Step 1: Open System Preferences on your Mac.

Step 2: Click General option.

Hide Menu Bar on El Capitan

Hide Menu Bar on El Capitan

Step 3: Under Appearance, check the “Automatically hide and show the menu bar” option.

Hide Menu Bar on El Capitan

Hide Menu Bar on El Capitan

Step 4. Now you will see the menu bar immediately hide from view. If you want to show the bar, just uncheck the “Automatically hide and show the menu bar” option.

How to Hide Menu Bar on El Capitan

How to Hide Menu Bar on El Capitan

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The Bottom Line

When you hide the menu bar, it will reduce visual distractions on the Mac screen. If you have any problem on this guide or the cleaning tool MacClean, you can leave a comment below. We hope this you found this information useful. Take a tour with MacClean >

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