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How to hide the Notch on the new MacBook Pro

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If you’ve just bought a new MacBook Pro and don’t know (or are annoyed) by the notch at the top of the screen, you need an app to temporarily hide it.
The fact that Apple added a notch to the new MacBook Pro came as a surprise to most people, even rumors of a new MacBook Pro with a notch surfaced around the time it was ready for release, and many people still think it’s just gossip. real.

Many criticize the new design of the MacBook Pro
especially the notch screen, but Apple objected, saying it was a “smart way” for users to get more room for their content.
because it makes the black screen bezel thinner to make room for a larger screen.

If you’re still not happy with Apple’s explanation, there are several apps below to help you hide the notch.
Of course, these apps will not be able to completely remove the notch from the new MacBook Pro.
but at least they’ll make the cutout no longer stand out, causing the menu bar to turn black, similar to how macOSMonterey adds a black border to the top of the screen when apps are in full screen mode.

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Hide Notch on new MacBook Pro 1

Forehead (free)

This application has the main function of hiding the notch or showing the notch, in addition, it also has the ability to round the corners of the screen,
Similar to the rounded top left and right corners of the new MacBook Pro.
This developer even said that in an upcoming update, you will be able to simulate a notch on a MacBook that no longer has it.

Hide Notch on new MacBook Pro 2
Hide Notch on new MacBook Pro 2

TopNotch (free)

This app is similar to Forehead and supports more dynamic wallpapers,
it also works when the MacBook Pro is connected to another external display while still running in the background and detecting other wallpaper changes.

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Hide Notch on new MacBook Pro 3

De-Notch-ifier ($9.95)

Has the same functionality as TopNotch, but it is an application that only appears as a menu in the menu bar.
De-Notch-ifier is not a new app, but a pre-configured version of Boring Old Menu Bar.
gives you the old (opaque) menu bar in macOS Big Sur and later.
If you buy an app, you get another app for free.

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Hide Notch on new MacBook Pro 4
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