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colinwalker
colinwalker

I think I'm with Bruce in that hiding the Mac menu bar seems strange. I'll persist with hiding the Dock for now.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@vasta Thanks. I do use a combination of the dock and Spotlight to open apps so we’ll see how it goes.

mjdescy
mjdescy

@colinwalker I prefer the menu bar to remain visible, but macOS hides it in full screen mode, so it’s not that abnormal of a state to be in.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@mjdescy I tend not to use full screen so it’s very much a personal thing.

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@colinwalker can’t imagine hiding menu bar. No non-running apps in hidden dock & Alfred here. Occasionally use full screen and then often split. I like a contextual menus and used FinderPop pre OS X. Good to have options.

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cdevroe
cdevroe

@colinwalker when I see a Mac w the Dock visible I immediately want to show them how to hide it.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@cdevroe Haha! I’m coming round to the idea.

vanessa
vanessa

@colinwalker This Mac noob didn't even know it could be hidden! @cdevroe

DaveyCraney
DaveyCraney

@colinwalker I hide my dock, have my essential apps stored on it and section it using the small-spacers terminal command. Couldn't get on with hiding the menu bar tho.

I can't use the dark coloured bar/dock either. Every time I enable it I feel like a heretic. 😂

colinwalker
colinwalker

@DaveyCraney I have to have the dark mode enabled, just can’t stand it without. I like to group apps with spacers as well.

cdevroe
cdevroe

@vanessa I rarely use it. So I keep it small and hidden. I prefer to use the keyboard for most things.

vanessa
vanessa

@cdevroe I think I might have to look into that option. I use Alfred to open apps mostly, so probably don't take need it. I'm relatively new to the Mac, so still in "Start" menu mode. 😇

Bruce
Bruce

@DaveyCraney Do you fear the Iveian Inquistion? :p

colinwalker
colinwalker

@Bruce Well, I didn’t expect the Iveian inquisition. 😆 @DaveyCranet

DaveyCraney
DaveyCraney

@Bruce “our chief weapon is one more thing!” 😄

vishae
vishae

@DaveyCraney what’s the small-spacers terminal command? It’ll be nice to group some of my essential apps

colinwalker
colinwalker

@vishae Have a look at this @DaveyCraney

vishae
vishae

@colinwalker ooh, thanks for that!

DaveyCraney
DaveyCraney

@vishae I see @colinwalker has already sent you a link. (Cheers Colin).

That link shows you how to do full size spacers, but This link will show you how to do Small spacers as well (and a photo of the difference between the two). I prefer the look of the small-spacers for a smaller dock profile.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@DaveyCraney @vishae Ooh, thanks - I didn’t realise you could do small spacers. I’ll have to have a look.

vishae
vishae

@DaveyCraney thanks for the link - the images really help for deciding which spacers to use.
I haven’t tried it yet, but before I do, I guess I should ask how I can remove these/reverse this?
/@colinwalker

DaveyCraney
DaveyCraney

@vishae no problem! Easy to reverse. You can just drag the invisible spacers off the dock and they will vanish like any other app! 😊

vishae
vishae

@DaveyCraney thanks for that!