Auto-Hide the Menu Bar and Dock on OS X

September 2016

This tip will walk you through how to set your Mac OSX's Menu Bar and Dock to auto-hide when the features are not in use. This procedure is applicable for all versions of Mac OS X.


Setting Dock and Menu Bar Preferences on OS X

How To Auto-Hide Your Dock

Click on the Apple menu > System Preferences > Dock. Tick the Automatically hide and show Dock checkbox to set your new settings.

How To Auto-Hide the Menu Bar

This new built-in feature is exclusive to computers running on Mac OS X El Capitan.


Click on the Apple menu > System Preferences > General. Tick the checkbox that reads Automatically hide and show menu bar to apply your new settings.

With these new settings, your menu bar will now only appear when you move your cursor to the top of your screen.

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