Category: M1 Pro

Hide the Display Notch on MacBook Pro & Air with TopNotch

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The all new MacBook Air with M2 and MacBook Pro 14″ and 16″ with M1 Pro and M1 Max processors are impressive machines by most hardware standards, but not everyone is impressed with the Notch that takes up a portion at the top of the screen. The Notch holds the front facing camera, and dips down into the top of the display. So, what if you hate the way the notch looks? Are you stuck with it? Not entirely.

Fortunately for notch haters, there’s an app called TopNotch that hides the display notch, using a simple but ingenious method of turning the menu bar black…

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8 Tips for New MacBook Pro 14″ & 16″ Owners

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Get a fancy new MacBook Pro 14″ or 16″ model with the powerful M1 Pro or M1 Max chip? These are feature packed laptops with plenty of oomph, and there are also some unique aspects to the hardware.

Let’s take a look at some specific tips and tricks for the new MacBook Pro 14″ and MacBook Pro 15″ models, with either M1 Pro or M1 Max chips.

1: Hide the Notch with TopNotch

The display Notch is controversial, with some users hating it, and others not minding it. If you’re bothered by the display notch, which houses the camera and impedes into the top of…

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Fix App Menu Bar Hiding Behind Notch on MacBook Pro 14″ & 16″

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If you have a new MacBook Pro 14″ or 16″ with a display notch, and find an apps menu bar items are hiding behind that display notch, which is a fairly common occurrence for many Mac apps, you can use a workaround to shrink the display so the entire screen scales down to fit below the notch and inward.

This basically mimics screen bezels through software, allowing the full menubar to show, hiding the notch, but at a cost of reducing screen real estate and display resolution.

Here is how you can shrink the screen down per app so that the menubar fits on any…

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Fix Apps Crashing on M1 Pro/Max Mac After Migration Assistant or Monterey Update

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Some M1 Mac users may discover that apps like Steam, Minecraft, Lightburn, 0ad, Atom, Skype and any other Rosetta applications are crashing or unable to launch.

This issue seems to happen most often after using Migration Assistant to setup a new Mac, but it can also happen to some Apple Silicon Macs that have downgraded from MacOS Monterey back to Big Sur, or even updated to MacOS Monterey from macOS Big Sur. A common example is something like this; having used Migration Assistant to setup a new M1 Pro or M1 Max MacBook Pro from a previous gen M1 MacBook Pro,…

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