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On a 24" display, there is enough space to display all the toolbar icons of my applications.

But on the MacBook 13" display some of them are not displayed.

Is there a way to scroll the tools bar in order to see the entire set of icons?

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I use AccessMenubarApps which works on the basic principle of temporarily replacing the current menubar with a shorter one to allow all the menubar icons to be visible. It can be accessed by clicking on the icon, via mouse gestures, or a configurable hotkey.

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Not exactly what you are looking for (not a scrolling solution), but you could have a look at Bartender. By putting the least important icons in there, and leaving the most important ones in place, you could have 2 levels of icons, hopefully giving enough real estate to display all of them in your 13" display.

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