Apple Explains How You Can Hide the Notch on New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro

Apple, earlier this month, announced the new MacBook Pro. The new Pro laptop from Apple features two new M1 series chips called the M1 Pro and M1 Max. The new models also bring back the much beloved SD card slot and the HDMI port. Despite these upgrades and improvements, the talking point on social media was around the design. Apple introduced a notch on the new MacBook Pro. This drew some criticism as according to some, the notch did not serve the purpose as there was no Face ID tech and that it could cause distraction. For those who do not like the notch on the new MacBook Pro, Apple has announced a solution.

The support page on Apple’s website explains a new “Scale to fit” feature. This particular feature ensures that the menu bar options of an app do not hide behind the notch, aka the camera housing in Apple’s naming world. The company states that users who wish to hide the notch can enable “scale to fit below built-in camera” for any app. This will also result in the menu options of that app move below the notch area.

How to hide the notch on the new MacBook Pro?

To hide the notch, open the Finder app in the Dock and click on Applications. Next, select the app , right click on it and select “Get Info”. Alternatively, click on the app and press Command + I. A new window will open with details about the app. Look for “Scale to fit below built-in camera” and click on the box next to it to enable the feature.

Apple states that apps can be updated to work better with this area of your screen. If a developer updates their app for compatibility with your Mac, the “Scale to fit below built-in camera” setting no longer appears. The notch on the new MacBook Pro models houses a 1080p webcam but does not come with Face ID tech. To know more about the new MacBook Pros, click here.

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