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    apple menu bar

    i found the other thread which doesn't really address what I'm looking to do... The Apple Menu... File Edit.... clock, BT indicator... that ugly white bar across the top. How to hide that? I found a program that dims it... not what i want... and there's some SetSystemUIMode thing that i can't really make heads or tails of. Any kiosk designers or applescript guys know their way around well enough to make this happen at startup?

    I'm a total mac noob and find some of the terminology foreign... but i think with a little push in the right direction i could work this out.

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    Lifehacker listed this as a utility that does just what you've asked for: Menufela

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    I can give you code to do it in Cocoa, but I don't know about AppleScript or whatever..
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    In a Cocoa app, just use:

    [NSMenu setMenuBarVisible:NO];

    However it only affects the application in which this codeis called. When you switch to another application, the menu bar is back.

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    In Applescript, you use the "call method" command and name the method, the item, and the parameter. I haven't tried the following but I think it will work:

    call method "setMenuBarVisible:" of (main menu)
    with parameter {NO}

    You may have to play around with getting the name of the main menu bar right or look on MacScripter for an example of getting rid of the menu bar.
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    I tried menufela... looks good with one exception. When the mac boots, the mouse pointer defaults to the upper left corner of the screen, which sure enough shows the menu bar. Kind of defeats the purpose. I spent a good amount of time looking through dictionaries and google trying to track down cursor control thinking i could get it to default to the lower right... or just move it there quickly, and got nowhere. I think i'm missing something.
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