Remove Multiple Menu Bars and Docks in macOS

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This short guide shows you how to disable the additional Mac menu bars, docks, and toolbars that now come as a part of Apple's macOS.

If you'd like to have them hidden altogether, then check out our guide on how to auto-hide the dock and menubar in macOS.

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System Preference Mac

Select the Apple icon in your toolbar and select System Preferences.

Uncheck "Displays have separate Spaces" and close system preferences

You must close the system preferences window before logging out to save your changes.

You must log out and log back in to apply the change. You will now have only one toolbar and one dock.

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I always keep an eye on my MacBook's battery percentage—especially since, as a developer, I run a lot of resource-intensive applications.