autohide

autohide

Hiding a particular element on screen automatically. For example, when the Windows Start menu is set to autohide, the Windows Start button and Taskbar disappear when the cursor is no longer over the area. When the cursor is brought into that side of the screen, the Start menu and Taskbar reappear. The Mac Dock can also be set to autohide.
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Also in tablet mode, the taskbar can autohide without being autohide in desktop mode.
A new user interface offers improved ease-of-use with a larger clinical image display, autohide of imaging parameters, preset display customization, and an up-to-60-second clip playback feature.
In addition, mobile browsers tend to autohide the address bar when you go to a site so as to maximise screen real estate.
Also included is the ShellObjects set of components from LogicNP for creating quick launch-like appbars with drag-docking and autohide support, displaying multiple MSN/Office2003 style popups, wizard UIs, animated tray icons with balloon support, OK-like progress dialogs, automatic form resizing, Vista-style task dialogs, system-wide hotkeys, task scheduler library, SingleInstanceComponent, shell file operations, system idle notifications and create and read shortcuts and internet shortcuts.
A simple status bar adorns the bottom of the interface, and even it can be set to autohide.