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TopNotch, the app that hides the notch in the new MacBook Pro



TopNotch, the app that hides the notch in the new MacBook Pro

Many users have complained about the presence of the notch in the new ones MacBook Pro announced by Apple. But a very simple trick is enough to hide it. He thinks about it TopNotchthe free app that allows you to hide the notch of the new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

TopNotch, the app to hide the notch of the new MacBook Pro

Apple has already explained the reason why it has inserted the notch, so far only seen on iPhones, even on new laptops. It’s all about maximizing the display size without giving up on the built-in webcam. The manager Shruti Haldea explained that “What we have done is make the display taller. As with the 16-inch notebook, you still have a 16.0 diagonal active area in that 16:10 window. And we just made the display bigger and put the menu bar up. We moved it up and away from the work area. So it’s a really smart way to give more space to the contentsthe. And when you’re in full-screen mode, you have a 16:10 window and it’s big. It is not noticeable“.

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But someone, on the other hand, has noticed the difference and wants to eliminate it. To do this, the TopNOtch developers came up with a simple but effective idea. They decided to color the top status bar black, making the notch invisible. As if the charge rate and connection status were etched into the edges of the MacBook. See for yourself the effect.

A really simple solution. So much so that one wonders if Apple doesn’t could have inserted it, if not by default, at least as an option for those who don’t like the iPhone-style look. A bit like Microsoft, which while moving the Windows 11 Star menu to the center, gave the possibility to change and go back to the left. Maybe knowing that, in no time at all, some developer would have remediedor the situation in any case.

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You can download the application here, as soon as you have purchased your new and powerful MacBook with the new M1 Pro and Max chips.