I have two displays: My MacBook Pro and and external display (primary screen). When watching a YouTube video in fullscreen mode, the Menu Bar on the external screen disappears. The Menu Bar contains the clock, which I want to remain visible.

How can I prevent the Menu Bar from disappearing while in full-screen mode?

  • What browser are you using? I get different results in Firefox and Safari, and also different results depending on whether Firefox is already in fullscreen mode or not. Sep 10, 2018 at 13:17

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When using full-screen the application will take over the entire screen space. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a way to make it always display. You should, however, be able to move your cursor to the top of the screen and make the menu bar appear that way.

  • On a multi-monitor system, the menu bar typically stays on the "other" monitor, when an app is full-screened on one monitor. (Though I suspect that this might be affected by System settings -> Mission Control -> Monitors have separate spaces) Sep 10, 2018 at 13:19

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