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Possible to hide the App Bar?

The app bar takes up a significant percentage of Hololens screen real estate.

As a user, I would love to be able to hide it in order to get a larger view for existing UWP apps, like Terminal apps I use to ssh into servers.

As a developer, I would love to be able to give maximum viewability without my user realizing they can vertically stretch the window.

As a designer and user, the app bar breaks the suspension of disbelief that I am in a virtual world, reminding me always that I am in Windows.

It would always be possible to say, "Hey Cortana, show me the app bar". Is is possible to hide the app bar in any of these situations (i.e. without going to a fully immersive holographic app)?


  • This is very much needed. The current app bar is enormous. I would prefer an autohide feature that brings the bar back if you perform a specific gesture.

  • These are all great suggestions and reasons. Please file this feedback with the Feedback Hub application. That is the absolute best way to be sure the product team sees it.

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