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How to Hide Mac Toolbar?

A programs or a windows toolbar can be big, ugly and depending on what you are doing, just plain old useless. Especially if you work on a Mac machine that has a rather modest screen size i.e. an 11 inch MacBook air, to a 13 inch MacBook Pro, the toolbar really can dominate the space.

Did you know that the busy creators behind Apple have a nifty action that allows you to hide your Mac toolbar – ingenious I know!

how to hide mac toolbar

How to Hide Your Mac Toolbar

Just like with your traffic light colour Exit, Minimize and Maximize buttons perched on the top left hand side of your toolbar, there is an equally crafty button located on the opposite side. Slightly camouflaged and easy to miss, you’ll find this white oval shaped button sitting in a solitary position to the right.

Press this button and your bulky window toolbar will instantly disappear!

But (now that’s a big but) not all browsers are built the same and this nifty little button may not exist. Most browsers have a section titled ‘View’ and is usually where you will find the action to hide and show Mac toolbar.

For example, if you are currently surfing the web on Safari and want to hide your Mac toolbar this is what you have to do…
1.) Click on ‘View’ in the toolbar.
2.)A drop down menu will appear. Scroll down until you reach ‘Hide Toolbar’. Tap this and “Hey Presto”, your Mac toolbar should disappear.

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How to View Mac Toolbar

Fancy bringing back your toolbar? simple re-click the same white button and it will instantly reappear.
Or on a browser such as Safari where you have to go the ‘View’ route, select an option like ‘Show toolbar’.

Lovely jubbly!

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Chef Author at MacNerdy.com
Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly 🙂
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Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly :)