I just bought a second monitor which I've placed on a stand above my macbook. It seems to be working great but I can't move any application windows on to it because it's also above the menu bar. Is there a way to be able to move windows above the menu bar to the secondary monitor without having to put the menu bar on it too?
SOLUTION: Move your mouse, while dragging a window, up through the menubar faster.
- Go to System Preferences -> Display.
- Select the Arrangement tab, and arrange the secondary monitor so that it sits on top of your MacBook monitor.
You should be able to move your application window up to the secondary monitor now.
As mentioned in the comments, if the menu bar is blocking you from moving windows up to your secondary monitor: go to the Arrangement tab and drag the little menubar representation from one screen to the other. (The solution says drag the window THROUGH the menu bar FASTER i.e. quickly. This works!!)
I had the same problem with a secondary display that was at a lower resolution than my MBP display. OS X would not let me drag a window above the menu bar UNLESS I resized it so that it was small enough to be entirely contained within the smaller resolution of my secondary display. When I did that, it worked every time.