How to Turn On/Off “Automatically hide and show the menu bar” in macOS Big Sur

Where is the option to hide and show the menu bar in macOS Big Sur? This might be the question when you start to try to modify this option and couldn’t find at the place where it was available in the previous versions os macOS.

Before the macOS Bug Sur, the option to automatically show and hide the menu bar was available under the System Preferences > General section. Now in Big Sur, Apple moved it under the System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar section. If you want to change the menu bar settings follow the given steps below.

What is the “auto-hide and show menu bar” option?

Do you know what will happen when you turn this option on? When you turn on this option from the system preferences, you can view the complete screen without the menu bar on the top. In case you need to menu bar while working on something else, just take your cursor to the top of the screen, and the menu bar will appear again. Anyway, you might like the full-screen view without the menu bar or just want to see the menu bar all the time on the screen. You can modify this option and here is how to do that.


How to Turn On “Automatically hide and show the menu bar” macOS Big Sur

  1. On macOS Big Sur 11, click the Apple menu on the top-left corner of the screen.
  2. Click the System Preference option from the menu.
  3. Now, select the “Dock & Menu Bar” option to view all the related settings.
  4. Here, on the right side you can see the Menu Bar section at the bottom. Just turn On the “Automatically¬† hide and show the menu bar” and changes will reflect instantly. Take your mouse curose to the top corner and you will see the menu bar again.

If you want to stop menu bar from disappearing or always show the menu bar, just follow the above given steps from 1 to 3 and turn of the option and alway view the menu bar on the screen.


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