Missing Traffic Light on MacOS fullscreen

Missing Traffic Light on MacOS fullscreen

I am using Spotify on macOS.


I recently (ie just now) updated Spotify (to ver. ) and as a result when in fullscreen, the traffic light for controlling the window has disappeared from the top left:

 Screen Shot 2018-09-16 at 18.46.09.png


It did not used to be this way in prior versions and since I have not updated the app in a while I can't say which version inbetween where it may have changed.


Now, you must hover your pointer at the top of the display to bring down the macOS toolbar and an unsightly grey bar:

Screen Shot 2018-09-16 at 18.52.02.png



This has also the added effect of covering part of the Spotify window.


Other applications such as Discord, and, older versions of Chrome (prior to ver. **bleep**, so 68 and earlier) always show the traffic light similar to how Spotify used to, in example Discord:

Screen Shot 2018-09-16 at 18.22.17.png


Please bring back the old functionality.




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Hey @xkf1, welcome to the Community.

Hope you're doing great!


All apps, almost eve all of the third party ones, hide the Menu Bar as well as the "trafic lights" buttons. That's is a completely normal and expected behaviour.


However, if you would like, you can submit your idea about it in Idea Submissions board or support it if this idea has been already submitted.


Have a nice day 🙂

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