Im using Monterey with new MBP16 with notch

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Is there a way to allow the apps to be displayed behind the notch when a menubar is hidden

I know about "scale to fit" feature, but i want to use all active size of screen. I understood, that center of my window will be hidden by notch, its absolutely ok

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    oh man, finally hunted down the right question. no solution, that's sad :/ Sep 2, 2022 at 22:32
  • What's the point of even hiding the menu bar if you can't maximise the program windows :/ Sep 2, 2022 at 22:38
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    i've looked everywhere, but still no solution (
    – Evgeny
    Sep 5, 2022 at 9:29
  • that's THE question. Thanks for bringing that up: let's hope some programmer addresses this issue anytime soon Nov 27, 2022 at 10:39
  • can somebody finally fix this)
    – Evgeny
    Nov 29, 2022 at 14:30

1 Answer 1


If you are using multiple monitors you can drag a window from another monitor to the area behind the notch, and it stays there.

But as soon as you move the same window on the laptop screen even a tiny bit, it will be automatically moved below the notch (your red arrow).

This is crazy ... I hope they fix it in an upcoming macOS release ...

  • Wow, i dont know about multiple monitors. It looks like more llike bug. Please let me know if you find a solution
    – Evgeny
    Jul 21, 2022 at 18:38
  • Still the only way as of Sonoma 14.2! Dec 18, 2023 at 15:14

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