The biggest change of the new MacBook Pro in 2021 is the removal of the Touch Bar and the introduction of the bangs design of the iPhone series. Many users and observers have expressed potential problems with third-party applications that put extra content in the entire menu bar in the form of a drop-down menu extending from the left or menu items extending from the right.
People worry that the expanded menu or menu item in the menu bar will be hidden behind the groove inadvertently. According to the new video evidence, at least for non-updated applications that heavily use menu items, this seems to be the case, but for applications with extended drop-down menus, this is not the case.
The YouTube channel Snazzy Labs anchor Quinn Nelson recently shared two videos on Twitter, complaining about the influence of bangs design on third-party applications. In the two apps on display, none of the newMacBookPro is optimized.
In the first video, the menu bar items of the popular application iStat Menus are shown partially hidden behind the bangs, but they can still be accessed with the mouse pointer.
In the second video, when Nelson launched the old version of DaVinci Resolve, he found that the extended drop-down menu of the video editing application avoided the menu bar area covered by bangs, and the mouse pointer was prevented from entering the covered space.
The latter behavior seems to beAppleThe company did it intentionally. By disabling the active space under the groove area and blocking the mouse pointer, this ensures that older applications cannot display menus in this space. In fact, DaVinci Resolve has been updated to version 17.4 on Monday, and provides full support for the new MacBook Pros, so the mouse pointer should be able to enter the notch area in the application’s native full-screen mode to hide it.
In the second video, Nelson continued to complain that the bangs caused DaVinci’s expanded menu to occupy the iStat Menus menu item on the right side of the menu bar. However, this is completely normal behavior of macOS running on any Mac, and has nothing to do with the presence of bangs.