How to Hide Toolbar on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of the cluttered look of your Mac toolbar? Do you wish to have a more streamlined and focused workspace?

If so, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to hide the toolbar on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To begin, click on the Apple logo in the top left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can use the Spotlight search by pressing Command + Space and typing “System Preferences”.

Step 2: Access the General Settings

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the “General” icon.

Step 3: Customize Toolbar Options

Within the General settings, you will find various options to customize your Mac’s appearance. Look for a section labeled “Appearance” or “Show scroll bars”. Here, you can choose between three options:

  • Automatically based on mouse or trackpad: This option will hide the toolbar when not in use and display it when your mouse or trackpad is near.
  • When scrolling: With this option selected, the toolbar will disappear as soon as you start scrolling through a window’s contents.
  • Always: If you prefer a minimalist approach, selecting this option will keep the toolbar hidden at all times.

Note: The exact wording and available options may vary depending on your macOS version.

Step 4: Apply Changes

Once you have chosen your preferred setting, close the System Preferences window. The changes will take effect immediately, and you can enjoy your clutter-free workspace!

Reverting the Changes

If you ever wish to revert to the default settings and bring back the toolbar, simply follow the same steps outlined above and select the appropriate option for displaying the toolbar.

And that’s it! By following these simple steps, you can easily hide the toolbar on your Mac and create a more focused working environment.

Experiment with different options to find what works best for you. Happy customizing!

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