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Here we fix the annoying ‘notch’ of the MacBook Pro – Guide

Here we are fixing the annoying ‘notch’ of your MacBook Pro

Hide screen lip with two clicks.

In the right part of the image, the screen lip is hidden in the menu bar of the

We thought Apple’s new MacBook Pro was reasonably great when we tested it recently.

However, Apple has given it the same controversial “lip screen”, or “Notchen”, known in newer iPhones and iPads. This lends itself to a camera that shoots in Full HD, which is among the best in its class.

And while we didn’t think a screen lip was in the way, there were several who expressed dislike of the way it’s etched into the center of the menu bar at the top of the screen. It roughly divides it into two parts.

It can be especially annoying if you’re using macOS in light mode and have a light background. Then the black screen lip becomes more noticeable.

Fortunately, there are savvy programmers who find solutions to such challenges.

Some of them created the app either with the very honest or slightly sarcastic name “TopNotch”.

The app has quickly become a favorite of many MacBook Pro users, and it hides the edge of the screen by coloring the menu bar the same black. This is how the edge of the screen and the menu bar work together.

Because of the black color, TopNotch will probably work best for those using macOS in dark mode, but some may prefer it in light mode as well, just for a more consistent menu bar.

TopNotch is completely free Download from the developer’s website.

It can be installed without administrator privileges, and it is very easy to use.

After you install and launch the program – located in the “Applications” folder – you’ll find a small activation key at the top of the menu bar.

As shown in the image below.

“Off or On”. Easily.

You also get the option to select the rounded edges in the menu bar, so it fits better in the Dock and Finder windows.

You can see what the result would be like with and without TopNotch by scrolling on the ‘line’ in the comparison gallery below.

Without TopNotch

With TopNotch

Note: Software downloads and operation from external websites are done at your own risk.

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