How to Hide the Toolbar on a Macbook Air

Is the dock on your Mac hidden? Or are you finding that it is getting in the way when you are trying to work? The dock on the Mac can be a useful way for you to launch the applications that you use on a regular basis, but sometimes it would be nice if it weren’t there.

Fortunately it is possible to hide the toolbar on the Mac. There are a couple of ways to do it. One involves a keyboard shortcut that can be used to hide or display the toolbar, while the other will change a setting in the System Preferences menu that controls whether or not the dock is visible.

 

How to Hide the Dock on a Mac

The steps in this article were performed on a MacBook Air running the macOS High Sierra operating system. We are going to show you how to change a setting in the System Preferences that controls the display of the dock. Note that you can also hide or show the dock by using the keyboard shortcut Command + Option + D.

Step 1: Click the System Preferences icon in the dock, or click the Apple icon at the top-left of the screen and choose the System Preferences option.

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Step 2: Choose the Dock option.

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Step 3: Click the box to the left of Automatically hide and show the dock to put a check mark in the box.

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The dock should now be hidden. You can make it appear by dragging your mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen.

 

Did you know that you can open an extra menu for many of the apps that you use on your Mac? Find out how to right-click on a Mac and gain access to some helpful utilities.

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