New to Mac, got 14" MacBook Pro 2021 (with notch). macOS 12.5.

Want to have Menu bar visible in fullscreen mode (so that notch screenspace would be in use rather than just left out black) BUT at the same time I want menubar gone in fullscreen YouTube videos (for a more immersive experience). I use Chrome.

Is there a setting allowing for that?

Thank you!

  • How about maximizing the window when you want full screen with menu bar?
    – JBallin
    Commented Jul 23, 2022 at 19:32
  • That's not the same as full screen tho, is it?
    – bige
    Commented Jul 24, 2022 at 11:05
  • It's similar. I'm suggesting an alternative solution to your issue. Tried it?
    – JBallin
    Commented Jul 24, 2022 at 17:20
  • I did, but that's not quite what I was looking for. Thanks for the tip though.
    – bige
    Commented Jul 25, 2022 at 22:17
  • Maybe after a couple of years we will get fix for this from Apple? Commented May 12, 2023 at 12:12

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i'm looking to solve the same issue. I'm looking for UNIX commands to show and hide the bar and perhaps tying it to bettertouchtool. i dunno. I'll let you know if I figure something out.

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