Hide menu bar on Linux

Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.

Not much of a problem but more of a UX/UI quality of life improvement. The menu bar breaks the beautiful flow of Anytype and I yet have to actually use it.

Describe the solution you’d like

It would be great to have the option to hide the menu bar just like you do in other electron apps like VSCode for example. Obviously the menu bar has its uses so a shortcut to show it (usually one tap on left-alt is the preferred shrout) would be nice to have too.

Describe alternatives you’ve considered

A couple of gnome extensions that hide menu bars but they don’t seem to work with Anytype (they tend to be a hit or miss with electron apps).

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Did you try installing the required libraries for the menu export extensions like the appmenu-gtk library ( these are distro specific AFAIK) ? I’m on KDE with global menu and with the required libraries installed, the menu from the app hides and gets exported to the global menu instead

The menu is displayed in the global menu

@lynxlove That’s not a working feature for Gnome since Gnome 40 :frowning:

@lynxlove +1 from me

I have same problem in Elementary 6.1

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Will it be possible to hide the menubar and only display it when clicking the ALT key?

I really like the design of anytype, but the bar destroys it :slight_smile: Especially when using it with sth like material shell on gnome

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This would be a nice improvement!

My dream, however, would be to not have the title bar, or rather have it integrated with the Anytype top bar like in the Mac version or typical GNOME apps:

But being able to hide the menu would be a great for now.

I would like to see that on Windows, too! :heart: