How to Show Mac Menu Bar in Full Screen Mode

In macOS, when you take an app full screen by clicking the green traffic light icon in the top-left corner of the app window, the menu bar can be hidden from view to draw your attention to the window’s contents.

If you’re using a Mac that has a camera housing or “notch” centered at the top of the screen, such as a 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro, effectively hiding the menu bar from the notch since the menu bar. become invisible. The color turns black in full screen mode, regardless of whether you are using Light or Dark mode.

If you want the menu bar and its items to appear in full screen mode, there is a setting you can disable to achieve this. The steps below show you how.

How to make The Menu Bar visible in full screen mode on MacOS?

1. To get started, click on the Apple menu in the top left corner of the screen.

Click apple menu and select system preferences on mac
System Preferences

2. Now, select the “System Preferences” in the drop-down menu, click “Dock & Menu Bar”.

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Dock & Menu Bar

3. Finally, uncheck the box to the left of “Automatically hide and show the menu bar in full screen” and then quit System Preferences.

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Automatically hide and show the menu bar in full screen

That’s all there is to it. The change will be applicable with immediate effect. Going forward, the menu bar will continue to be visible in full-screen mode on your macOS device. If you want to hide it again, go back to the same setting and check the box at the end.

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