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Any idea how to remove the top bar saying

"Wolfram Mathematica .... Demonstrations MathWorld Studenforum Help"

from the Mathematica main window (see screenshot). It has no use to me and it steals real estate from my laptop sreen.

Also: How do I remove the bottom bar with the zoom button?

Appreciate any help!

Edit: Added bottom bar question as well...


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You can upload images to an upload server. Post the link here and we'll include the image in the question. – stevenvh Aug 15 '12 at 18:20
I think that's part of the student version. When I upgraded to the full license, it disappeared. There was a very brief discussion about this over at the Student Support Forum, and the official line is that you can't remove it. – programming_historian Aug 15 '12 at 18:20
SetOptions[InputNotebook[], "DockedCells" -> None]
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The structure of notebooks in the student version is the same as the full version, but I'm not sure how to automatically remove them for all new notebooks, shouldn't be too hard – M.R. Aug 15 '12 at 18:45
Nice...if that could be automatically... – n3rd Aug 15 '12 at 19:01
try to put in an init.m file, but careful this may interfere with slide mode that has docked cells. – user21 Aug 15 '12 at 21:14
Looks like this method doesn't work for Mathematica 9 for Students, any ideas on a fix? – DumpsterDoofus Jan 6 '14 at 2:20

In Mathematica catalog, in subfolder TextResources you'll find a file called

Simply replace "StudentBar"-> Cell[BoxData[...]] with "StudentBar"-> Cell[]

There are two things to remember though:

  1. This might not be a legal thing to do.
  2. It's best not to modify the original file, instead save the modified file in your Mathematica $UserBaseDirectory under the same directory structure as the original file. This will make Mathematica use your new file, leaving the old one untouched.
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Top bar case solved so about the bottom bar, you can drop some things from:

Options[EvaluationNotebook[], WindowElements]
{WindowElements -> {"StatusArea", "MemoryMonitor", "MagnificationPopUp", 
    "HorizontalScrollBar", "VerticalScrollBar", "MenuBar"}}

Like "StatusArea","MagnificationPopUp", "HorizontalScrollBar":

SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], WindowElements -> {
   "MemoryMonitor", "VerticalScrollBar", "MenuBar"}

There is also WindowFrame option for a notebook and some of them have less elements included. Edge example is "Frameless" but it behaves strangely according to my experience.

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You can also drop "MemoryMonitor". "It is obsolete, ...". – Karsten 7. Dec 4 '15 at 12:02

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