9

I'm on an 11.5" Macbook Air, so screen real estate is important to me. I currently have the menu bar set to auto-hide, but I want to be able to show the menu bar with a keyboard shortcut. Any ideas out there to do this without hacking something together?

4 Answers 4

10

System Prefs > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Keyboard
Move focus to the Menu Bar [default Ctrl ⌃ F2 ]

If you wish, you can then navigate the menu with the arrow keys - but it will pop the menu bar into view; Esc to close it without further interaction.

2

If the standard

Ctrl⌃ + F2

does not work try

Ctrl⌃ + F2 + FN

2
  • I could not figure out how to get the buttons to display right. Can anyone fill me in?
    – Chad
    Jul 19, 2019 at 23:14
  • Just place the kbd-tags around every single key (I used five pairs of tags to edit your post). You can just click the edit-button to see how it's done.
    – Pida
    Oct 18, 2019 at 9:37
1

For me, MacOS had it set up with this shortcut

⌃ Control+⇧ Shift+ F2

1

I recommend Shift+Command+/. It's the keyboard shortcut for a menu bar search. So it reveals the menu bar like Ctrl⌃+F2 does, with the added benefit of putting your cursor in the search field so you can quickly type the command you want and hit enter.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.