OS X Yosemite :: Keep Menu Bar Visible In All Full Screen Apps?

Nov 30, 2014

Where is the system-level setting to ensure that, even when I maximize an application, the menu bar is still visible. I don't like having to move the mouse to see the battery life, wifi signal, date etc. I'm on Yosemite, if it matters. To be clear, I'm not looking for a workaround that will provide these various bits of information elsewhere. I want to know how to mandate the menu bar stay visible.

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MacBook Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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OS X Yosemite :: Title Bar In Full Screen Mode When Using Certain Apps

Dec 2, 2014

When using certain apps in fullscreen hovering the mouse over the top of the screen produces the menu bar, AND a title bar which is interfering with screen real estate. 

How do I remove it? 

The screenshot below is with a youtube video playing in fullscreen, and the menu bar popped down.

The title bar saying "Safari" and with the green button is the one I want removed. This title bar seems to pop down in Java and Flash apps, and it's particularly irritating when the pop-down steals screen real-estate (photoshop, bitwig, Flas-player, etc.). Ideally I would like to stop the menu bar from popping down as well but it doesn't seem possible. 

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MacBook Air, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Then I make the movie window full-screen. So far so good.

Then I move my mouse back into a DIFFERENT screen and type something into the terminal APP.

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MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9)

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1) Is there some way to have the bios remount the drive and
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May 12, 2010

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Nov 18, 2010

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Nov 30, 2014

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Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Nov 30, 2014

Since the installation of Yosemite, Mail context menus no longer work. Control-clicking on a hyperlink in a mail messages opens a context menu containing these items:

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MacBookPro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1), Mail 8.1, Safari 8.0

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to why it is staying checked and how to force it to go back to light menu bar mode? It's only an inconvenience, but one that should not be.

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MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Dec 12, 2014

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Just recently purchased at Thunderbolt hard drive enclosure (Akitio Thunder2 Quad enclosure) and the error happened while renaming files on the Thunderbolt drive. Now the rename feature is missing from all drives. 

I've tried:

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iMac (27-inch, Late 2013), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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MacBook Pro with Retina display, iOS 7.1.2

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If I manually open the same message, the menu items are enabled. 

Try this script, by resetting the mailbox name to one of your own mailboxes, and you'll see what I mean. 

(I've lodged a bug report). 

Regards set SaveAttachmentsMenu to truetell application "Mail"  activate  set WindowCount to count of windows  open item 1 of messages of drafts mailbox  set x to 0  repeat # wait until the message is really open.  tell current application to delay 0.1  set x to x + 1  if x > 40 then exit repeat  if (count of windows) > WindowCount then exit repeat  end repeat  tell application "System Events" to tell process "Mail"  select window 1  tell current application to delay 0.2  if exists menu item "Save Attachments…" of menu 1 of menu bar item "File" of menu bar 1 then  keystroke "a" using command down  if not enabled of menu item "Save Attachments…" of menu 1 of menu bar item "File" of menu bar 1 then say "attachments disabled"  click menu item "Select All" of menu 1 of menu bar item "Edit" of menu bar 1  set x to 0  try  click menu item "Save Attachments…" of menu 1 of menu bar item "File" of menu bar 1  end try  repeat until exists sheet 1 of window 1  tell current application to delay 0.1  set x to x + 1  if x = 40 then  set SaveAttachmentsMenu to false  exit repeat  end if  end repeat  end if  end tellend tellSaveAttachmentsMenu

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iMac, OS X Yosemite (10.10), Late 2014 i7 iMac, Epson 730, FX C1110

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