Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

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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