This guide will show you how to hide or toggle the menu bar in Atom. This is a preference setting for most. Sometimes I like to hide the menu bar when I am trying to maximize my display on my old MacBook Air. Sometimes as small as this can make a huge difference will my older and smaller screen.
If at this point you are wondering “Menu Bar”? What are you talking about? You can see it boxed in red below.
And here you can see what it looks like when the menu bar is hidden. Definitely cleans up a little extra space for you. Which is huge on smaller screens.
- To toggle the menu bar off, on the main menu, select
Toggle Menu Bar.
- If you would like to bring the menu bar back, simply hit the
Altkey to bring it back. This will only bring it back though for a brief amount of time.
- To make the menu bar stick permanently again, hit the
Altkey to bring the menu back up, then
Toggle Menu Barand it will be fixed to the top again.
As you can see it was easy to hide or toggle the menu bar in Atom. Can’t hurt to give it a shot and see if it is something you enjoy or benefit from.
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