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This menu bar icon is useless and takes up space.

Sync icon

I use iCloud on Mac OS X Lion to sync contacts, calendars, and the like. On Snow Leopard I could use an option in the iSync preferences to remove this icon from my menu bar, but iSync isn't around anymore. Is there any way to get rid of it?

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To get it back, open and type open /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/ – Luigi R. Viggiano Dec 6 '12 at 20:10
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Just ⌘ Command-Drag & Drop it away from the menu bar, this way you can also re-arrange your icons. This trick will only work for OSX icons (e.g. Time Machine or WiFi), for non OSX native icons (e.g. Dropbox or GeekTool) you need a third party app like Bartender or Menu Bar Rearranger.

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Wow, that was easy. Thanks! – Brant Bobby Nov 7 '11 at 5:12
Same here! It took up some really valuable menu bar real-estate. – abc905 Nov 7 '11 at 9:01
works just as great on ML – Antony Sep 14 '12 at 21:57
Cmd click/drag also works for your folder navigations icons. – CousinCocaine Sep 27 '13 at 18:39
Great tip. How would you get it back if you wanted it? – Senseful Oct 1 '13 at 20:14

That sync icon is also used by MobileMe and another way to get rid of it is to log out of mobileme after migrating to iCloud (System Preferences/MobileMe). I had the same question and finally logged out of mobileme (which wasn't being used anymore) and it disappeared.

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