Use the TopNotch app to hide the notch on 2021 MacBook Pro

The notch on the 2021 MacBook Pro is the second most talked about feature of the new pro notebooks, after the powerful M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. The notch or the camera housing (as Apple calls it), designed to give users more real estate, becomes unnoticeable for some users and irksome for some. To resolve that issue, the team behind the CleanShot app on Mac offers a new ‘TopNotch’ app to hide the notch on the 2021 MacBook Pro.

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The TopNotch app makes the bezels bigger to hide the notch on 2021 MacBook Pro models

Apple made the display larger by making the bezels thinner and placing the webcam in a notch. As the MacBook Pro’s notch does not have FaceID support like iPhone X or later models, the company calls it camera housing. So, if the notch bothers you, download the TopNotch app to conceal it. As detailed on its website, the app offers the following features:

  • TopNotch supports macOS Dynamic Desktop Wallpapers.
  • The app works well with multiple displays and spaces.
  • TopNotch stays in the background and watches for wallpaper changes.
  • Enable this option and TopNotch will add rounded corners to your wallpaper.

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Apple also provides ways to hide the notch in macOS Monterey like opening apps in full-screen mode and offering exclusively designed wallpapers with a darker color theme on the top to blend it in. Download the TopNotch app from for free and it requires macOS 11.0 or later.

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