The rumors about the existence of a possible Notch on the screens of the MacBook Pro, were fulfilled. Now next week when you buy one of the new 14-inch or 16-inch models, you’ll see that notch at the top of the screen that houses the webcam but not FaceTime. One of the things that have been known so far is that this Notch can be avoided by developers when creating their applications. Now we also know that if we hover the mouse cursor over the notch, it disappears.
An Apple employee explained how mouse cursors interact with the camera notch or notch on the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros and in doing so answered a nagging question about the unique design of these new and redesigned MacBook Pros. Many users took to social media and online forums to express concern about how the notch affects the overall Mac user experience. Most of the issues could be resolved, although some questions remain.
One of the questions that remained in the inkwell was: Does the cursor move under the notch or go through it? The response was immediate and given by Linda Dong via Twitter.
The cursor moves underneath 🙂
– Linda Dong 🦑 (@lindadong) October 19, 2021
“The cursor moves below”
In this way there is a unique opportunity for users can hide the Mac cursor when not needed. Maybe when they show content in full screen or watch a movie. The choice of design also makes that notch less prominent in everyday wear. The cursor just goes under and out the other side.
This of allowing the cursor to move below the notch fits well with the new compatibility mode APIs. They allow developers expand applications to full screen to the top of the MacBook Pro screen and around the case.