28 comments

  • Braden HammBraden Hamm, over 5 years ago

    I like this as an option, but I do worry about quickly checking time and battery.

    3 points
  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, over 5 years ago

    If this is real, it sounds like such an awesome option. Though I wonder how this would play out in practice (would no longer be able to get the small but helpful bits of information about time, battery, active app info, wifi connection, etc.)

    2 points
  • Dean HaydenDean Hayden, over 5 years ago

    This would send me into a panic; I like the consistency of the menu bar, having it disappear and reappear will make me feel like something is broken or I'm in a full-screen.

    FYI I'm not a fan of spaces or expose, that might say more about me though

    1 point
  • E BensleyE Bensley, over 5 years ago

    I'm a bit confused about the motivation for this. Clicking what used to be the 'Maximize' button already makes the program go fullscreen, hiding both the dock and menu bar in the process. What advantage does hiding the menu bar in normal use have other than increasing the effort required to get to options and information in non-fullscreen programs?

    1 point
    • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, over 5 years ago

      Less cognitive load throughout your daily usage?

      My menubar is pretty crowded, but I guess I would freak out for about 2 weeks while I get used to it

      4 points
    • Neil Pullman, over 5 years ago

      I think the full screen mode you're describing is Spaces-level of full screen. That is, you won't have two apps sharing the same desktop. All or nothing.

      I think this allows you to position multiple app windows however you need while reclaiming that eighth-ish inch of space and/or removing the visual/mental burden of your menu bar.

      1 point
  • Mike Wheaton, over 5 years ago

    Does anyone have a shot/video of this in action? I maximize my windows so they're right under the menu bar. Hide the menu bar and I'm just going to see a strip of desktop. And going full-screen on an app already hides the menu bar.

    1 point
  • Ricard Panadès NadalRicard Panadès Nadal, over 5 years ago

    Nice option! In addition I will like to choose the transparency %, I think it can be nice set it to full transparent.

    0 points
  • Namor VotilavNamor Votilav, over 5 years ago

    Has the beta rolled out yet?

    0 points
  • Raffi MaurerRaffi Maurer, over 5 years ago

    It's been hidden on full-screen apps since Lion so I guess this is pretty consistent.

    0 points