No "close, minimize, maximize" buttons in full screen mode on mac

Bug report

Hi Takuya,

I guess I see a bug.
I don’t see “close, minimize, maximize (red, yellow, green)” buttons when I use Inkdrop in full screen mode on my mac. They don’t seem to appear even when I hit the top of the screen with the cursor.
This happens only when I open certain topic in full screen mode, not the entire app.

Thank you.


  • Platform: (macOS)
  • Platform version: (Catalina 10.15.2)
  • App Version: (4.4.1)

Hi Dscat,

Thank you for the report.
Don’t you see the title bar shows up when you moved the cursor to top of the screen?

Hi Takuya,

Thank you for your reply.

The image you showed is the title bar on the main window of the app, right?
This happens only when I open a certain note as an independent window and make it full screen.
It’s like this. You don’t see the buttons under the title bar.

This doesn’t happen if the note I open goes full screen spontaneously. Just after I click the “green” button to make the note full screen.

If you don’t know what I mean, please let me know. It can be because of my poor English.
Then I’ll write in Japanese, haha.

Thank you,



Thank you for the clarification.
That’s weird.
I get the title bar as expected even on the separate note window like so:


I guess that’d be an Electron’s bug but I can’t reproduce at the moment.
How do you make the window fullscreen?

Hi Takuya,

I make the window full screen by clicking the green button on the bar.

Yes, this is weird.
I found that the title bar appears normally when I solve the situation by clicking “View -> Toggle full screen” and make the window full screen again.
I also found that, when I open two notes as separate windows and make them both full screen by clicking the green button, the first one I make full screen doesn’t have the three(red, yellow, green) buttons on the title bar, and on the other hand, the second note I make full screen has those buttons like the image you put.

I hope I’m making sense to you.

Anyway, this doesn’t trouble me a lot, because I don’t need to shrink the windows very often, and I can do that by clicking “View -> Toggle full screen” if necessary.

Thanks for your help.


That makes sense but yeah, that’s a strange behavior.
The app itself does nothing special on this and just leaves it to Electron.
So let’s see Electron will solve it.
Thanks again for the report.

Just rolled v4.6.0 out which is built with newer Electron (v7.1.13).
I don’t see any issues on traffic buttons in this version.
If that’s still the case for you, I guess it would be your environment issue.
So I’m marking it as resolved for now.
Thanks again for reporting this!