New MacBook Pro Display Notch

HENRY LOWE hlowe at
Tue Oct 19 04:55:01 EDT 2021

The new 14 and 16 inch MacBook Pro models announced by Apple yesterday include a display notch to house the 1080P front facing camera. Clearly this may cause problems for apps that display content in the screen area occupied by the new notch.

In response Apple has created a new “compatibility mode” for apps running on Macs with a notch. When this mode is active, the system changes the active area of the display to avoid the camera housing. This mode can be turned on/off by the user via a checkbox in the app’s get info panel or it can be activated or deactivated by the developer via a new ‘info.plist’ key.

Link to Apple developer documentation on how to turn on / off this mode using the new ‘info.plist’ key is below:


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