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?

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As of OS X El Capitan (10.11), this functionality is built in to the operating system. Go to System Preferences > General and turn on "Automatically hide and show the menu bar."

Here is how it works:

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From my dear friend Google :

You can't hide menu bar without using other apps. See > http://osxdaily.com/2011/02/24/hide-mac-menu-bar/ Note that when you are using a full-screen application, menu bar is hidden and it appears when you move the cursor to the top of your screen

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    That's kind of the problem. I want to make it stop popping up when I'm watching a video on fullscreen.
    – user97778
    Commented Oct 27, 2014 at 1:01
  • @cedeelbe you should add more info about your issue if its the same as the OP one, or post another question Commented Oct 27, 2014 at 7:58

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