MenuAndDockless
MenuAndDockless
2.1

4.6

MenuAndDockless free download for Mac

MenuAndDockless

2.1
01 July 2015

Choose whether or not Cocoa apps show dock or menu bar (alpha).

Overview

MenuAndDockless is a SIMBL plugin for OS X 10.6 or later, enabling you to choose for every native (!!!!) Cocoa application whether it should appear in the menu bar and Dock or not. In addition, you can save the default window size and position--which also works for multiple-display setups--automatically adjust window sizes, center and arrange windows, and toggle fullscreen mode individually for each application by customizable shortcuts or menu items.

On smaller screens (on an 11" MacBook Air, for example), this often makes a great deal of sense because you gain a lot more free 'space', and it reduces possible distractions because you don't have to manually position windows again -- one keystroke or click and the window will be adjusted and positioned as you intended.

And because Finder is now also written in Cocoa, MenuAndDockless even works for Finder (just needs to be restarted once).

MenuAndDockless is free and works on every Mac with a 64-bit processor running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later, and is not a hack like other tools -- it's just an addition, and will not cause any trouble.

What's new in MenuAndDockless

Version 2.1:
  • Added compatibility with 10.11 (El Capitan)

16 MenuAndDockless Reviews

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MichaelHaeusler
03 January 2011

Most helpful

Amazing. Easy. Does what it's supposed to… well, almost. When using MAD with Finder, the original dock settings (in my case always show dock) are not restored. I had to manually activate (or rather deactivate) it in the Dock PrefPane. (10.6.5, MPB '10 i7 15'')
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Version 1.0.2
Apfelz
01 July 2015
10.11 (El Capitano) users, please note that you have to disable the System Integrity Protection in order to use SIMBL and some (many like TotalFinder won't work) SIMBL plugins again. You can find a tutorial here: http://createlivelove.com/1048/.

MenuAndDockless 2.1 will work (for now) with 10.11
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Version 2.1
El-Duderino
27 February 2015
I cannot undo a hidden menu bar effect once enabled on the Finder even after trying to undo it using the SIMBL and even after deleting the SIMBL and even after disabling all SIMBL. This is on 10.6 by the way. Does this hack alter something in the Finder files themselves because at the moment I am finding the effect impossible to reverse and I think it is causing some sort of occasional windowserver memory leak issue meaning increased kernel panics. Help?
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Version 2.0.1
Apfelz
19 August 2014
Today Apple released the latest Developer Preview of Mac OS 10.10, also know as Yosemite. Unfortunately it causes problems for the most important piece of software of mine :-( It works for all apps except for the Finder. The moment you restart the Finder it will crash. The last couples of hours I tried to understand what the heck is going on and to find a way how to fix it. To be honest, I still don’t completely know why :-0 If you like you can download a very first and very quick and very, very dirty solution. You will have to manually drop it into your SIMPL plugins folder for now… Download MenuAndDockless for 10.10 (Alpha): http://myownapp.com/downloads/MenuAndDockless_Yosemite_Alpha.zip
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Version 2.0.1
1 answer(s)
GianMarco-Tavazzani
GianMarco-Tavazzani
05 September 2014
I LIKE THIS GUY!!!
I like his taste, philosophy, humor! (see his site!)
Und ich liebe es auch, dass er 'ein Berliner' sei! :-)
Mach's gut, Michael!
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LeMerlot
26 May 2014
That's exactly what I searched for a long time – and for me it works like a charm in native cocoa apps. Thanks sooo much to the developers!
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Version 2.0.1
Jimw
08 February 2013
Unlike its marketing this product is not trouble free. When run with X-Plane Flight Sim the product caused the X-Plane menu to be hidden by the Mac menu bar when in full screen resolution. Given that X-Plane from my knowledge is based on X-11 code, this product may produce issues with other X-11 products, many of which are open source. I am absolutely certain that this product is the culprit because as soon as I removed it and relaunched X-Plane the problem disappeared. Free is not so free when you have to spend most of a day troubleshooting an issue. MenuANDDockless resides in your root library folder:Applications Support Folder:SIMBL folder, not in your user library folder or system library folder. When you find it, just toss it in the trash to get rid of it. The reason I am so annoyed by this is that the developer claims it is trouble free. It is not.
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Version 2.0
2 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
13 February 2013
What is unclear about it is SOLELY for NATIVE COCOA Apps ONLY??? I'd rather not say what I'm often annoyed by :-)
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Island-Preacher
Island-Preacher
03 November 2014
Thanks for the location of the bundle. I thought that I had looked everywhere. The program has some nice features, but I'm not ready for all those additions to my menus.
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Kornichon
12 January 2013
I love it. I wish Apple would implement this as a standard feature, the menu bar looks old and tired, and I mostly use keyboard shortcuts anyway.
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Version 2.0
Sleek
20 March 2012
I love this Application! only wish there was systemwide setting to open all applications in full screen. I have set up MenuAndDockless systemwide to hide Menubar and Dock, when i open application Menubar Hides but leaves toolbar of application at same spot so the space I see on top of Toolbar where Menubar was looks little annoying. I wish Developers fix this Issue By the way this Application Rocks! Running MenuAndDockless on Early 2011 Macbook Pro, Mac OSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard 8GB Memory.
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
26 March 2012
There is nothing I can do about that. But you can enable to start individual Apps with saved window size/position (btw. for different display setups) and they will resize after the Menu bar is hidden - so no space left :-)
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meme12
24 August 2011
Thankyou so much for this utility. I've been looking for something like this ever since i switched to OSX. Thankyou!
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Version 1.1.2
Jimw
11 August 2011
I really would like to use this product but unfortunately the issue with hiding X-Plane menus and not being settable in X11 precludes this possibility in the latest release as of Aug 10,2011. What is needed is an exclusion list so the user can list programs in which the product is disabled,
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Version 1.1.2
ttlcntrlprint
07 August 2011
Absolutely fantastic application. Seems stable too. If the developer added the option to change the default keyboard shortcuts then five stars. totalcontrolprint
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Version 1.1.2
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4.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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