How to remove IDEA's titlebar?


(Note, not the file menu bar, but the titlebar of the window itself).

Firefox and some other apps seem to be allowing this, and I could use the extra vertical space.

Any IDEA ideas?

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"Preferences | Appearance & Behavior | Menus and Toolbars" check the "Main menu" and "Main Toolbar" here to remove needed elements. 

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No, that's the Main Toolbar, not the Titlebar of the Window.  The thing that the windowing system gives windows unless the window requests an "undecorated window".

This top rectangle that is showing the project name and currently open java file:


For example, here is how Firefox does it.  Note, the File Menu (Main Toolbar for you) is on the same line as the minimize/maximize/close buttons.

(This Firefox is on Linux Mint / MATE):


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See Appearance & Behavior → Appearance Settings page

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Is this a new thing?  I'm using 2021.3 (fairly recent), and I don't think it's in the settings UI.  Searching for merge or title bar doesn't yield it either.

This is what I'm seeing (machine is Linux Mint MATE):

IntelliJ IDEA 2021.3 (Community Edition)
Build #IC-213.5744.223, built on November 27, 2021
Runtime version: 11.0.13+7-b1751.19 amd64
VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o.
Linux 5.8.0-63-generic
GC: G1 Young Generation, G1 Old Generation
Memory: 2000M
Cores: 4

Non-Bundled Plugins:
    com.jetbrains.plugins.ini4idea (213.5744.190)

Kotlin: 213-1.5.10-release-949-IJ5744.223
Current Desktop: MATE



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Sorry for the misunderstanding. The feature is being implemented. You can track the status at


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