The region of a window or screen where drop down menus are displayed. The menu bar allows for easy access of an application's menus and commands.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

4
votes
2answers
223 views

Remove menu bar apps from menu bar in OS X

What is best method to remove menu bar apps from MacBook Pro Retina running Mavericks? I've tried Broomstick and a few others with no real easy success. I've also tried going through System ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Time Machine menu bar Icon Location

I'm trying to find the Time Machine menu bar icon resource so I can change how it looks a bit. Where is that icon? In Time Machine's package contents > resources, all I see is backup.icns (the Finder ...
3
votes
1answer
38 views

How can I set up a keyboard shortcut for switching input source?

I have to change my language option very often. It is hard when I write something with combination of both "English" & "Bangla", because I have to change that option rapidly. Is there any way to ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Menu bar still present after uninstall

I have been using a Vodafone mobile broadband(modem) and decided to get rid of it then everything went wrong. I dragged the app and dropped it on to the trash but its menu bar is still there but ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Access application submenus with AppleScript

I am trying to learn to access any menu item within an application with AppleScript. I can orient to the actual menu tab, and then access clickable menu items, but I can't access menu items within ...
1
vote
2answers
65 views

Is there a way to rename menu items in Mac?

For example, in Finder, when you CMD+C to copy a file, the Menu for pasting it is called "Paste Item". Is there a way to rename that simply to "Paste" ? I'd like to do this for quite a few programs, ...
6
votes
1answer
337 views

How do I remove the strip above my menu bar?

Recently a strip has appeared above the menu bar on my mac and I have no idea how to get rid of it. Any ideas? The above photograph of the problem is screen shotted.
0
votes
2answers
136 views

Turn off auto-hiding dock and menu bar

Recently I played a TV show on my TV using HDMI and used clamshell mode for my Macbook Pro. Now whenever I'm in Safari, both the menubar at the top and the Dock automatically hide. It only happens ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Different results of running the same AppleScript

The script is: tell application "DEVONthink Pro" activate end tell tell application "System Events" tell process "DEVONthink Pro Office" tell menu bar 1 tell menu bar ...
2
votes
1answer
256 views

Can I change the color of the menubar in 10.9 Mavericks?

Does anyone know how to change the color of the menubar in 10.9 Mavericks? Ideally, I would love it if I could make it black with yellow text. Any ideas?
-1
votes
1answer
31 views

infinite eject buttons appearing in menu bar

My menu bar automatically fills in all empty space with eject buttons. How can I remedy this problem? Is it a sign of a bug?
13
votes
3answers
316 views

Is there a better way to search the menus?

I have always used the help menu (command ⌘+shift ⇧+? /) to search the application menus for something that I don’t have a keyboard shortcut for (or don’t remember it). It’s an awesome feature, but ...
3
votes
1answer
156 views

Simply texteditor accesibile from menu bar for making fast snippets?

Simply texteditor accesibile from menu bar for making fast snippets? Do you know some solution or some clever way how to link some text editor to menubar with some icon in top menubar? The desired ...
2
votes
2answers
194 views

Hide month in menu bar in OS X

On my MacBook Pro the date is shown like this: I'd like to remove the word 'Chaitra' from the menu bar (Chaitra is a month of the Hindu calendar). How can I do that?
10
votes
5answers
7k views

How do I remove the Google Chrome notifications bell icon from the Mac OS X menu bar?

Who invited this icon anyway? This bell showed up in my menu bar one day and there's no obvious way to disable it. How do I get rid of it?
1
vote
2answers
84 views

Is there a program I can install to make title/header bars attach to the window?

I've been using Windows since the 80's. A month ago I got a Mac for a side project I'm working on. Despite my best efforts, I haven't gotten used to the fact that the menu bar of windows aren't ...
1
vote
2answers
177 views

What's the menu area near the clock called?

What is the part of the menu bar called with the time machine, bluetooth, wifi, volume and battery icons called? (Near the clock) I wanted to search how to remove unused icons from it (like ...
2
votes
1answer
93 views

Can I add a status icon for thunderbolt ethernet to the menu bar? (Mavericks)

As the title suggests, I'm using a mac book pro with os x 10.9.2 and I connect to the network through the ethernet adapter thunderbolt. Is there a way to get a reference icon in the menu bar, as is ...
3
votes
2answers
737 views

Disable automatic menubar icon sorting in Mavericks?

In Mavericks the icons in the menubar changed behavior. The sorting is not dependent anymore on the order at which the apps were launched, but rather … something else. The icons jump and I now have ...
0
votes
1answer
129 views

How can you make Mac's Menu Bar hiding?

We all know you can simply click "turn hiding on" in Dock's Preferences, but can you do the same thing to Mac's Menu Bar?
1
vote
2answers
360 views

OS X Mavericks moving notification bar

I just got OS X Mavericks and the new notification bar (as seen in the right of this link) in the top right is bugging me. Is there a way to remove or move it, so the search bar is the first thing in ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

“Menu Extras” folder icons are blank

When accessing the System/library/CoreServices/Menu Extras folder, all of the icons are blank(white page, right corner turned down) and none will open. If I right-click, I have the following options: ...
6
votes
3answers
109 views

What is the VPN icon in the menu bar? [closed]

I have long wondered what the significance of the VPN icon in the menu bar is: Anyone know? Edit: I think people are misunderstanding my question. It is the icon for the built-in OSX VPN. I use ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

dropbox link to their site does not work in contextual menu nor in menu bar

When right-clicking on a file in my dropbox folder in the finder, i get the regular window with (amongst others) the option to "view on Dropbox.com". Clicking this link brings nothing. Neither does ...
3
votes
2answers
593 views

Automator app with a menubar icon

I've created an application with Automator. I want to have a new icon in the menubar like this: Which starts the app when I click on it. Is it possible? (without using Xcode) PS: I don't ...
0
votes
1answer
135 views

Is there any way to access display settings from the menu bar in Mavericks?

I used to always have an icon, but now it's gone unless mirroring is available :-(
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Background menu bar stuff visible through current menu bar

So this is happening to my menu bar(Look carefully at the menu bar).Looks like menu bar of other apps is visible through it. Making the menu bar opaque solves it but I liked the transparent ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

Activate some menu using single key without pressing enter

I want to minimize number of keystrokes to access menu items. One needs to press enter after activating some menu using keyboard. Is it possible to open the menu items in a menu without pressing ...
1
vote
0answers
68 views

Battery value in terminal different to battery value in menu bar

My MacBook Pro Retina is currently reporting 100% battery in the menu bar, however if I run the following command in terminal; ioreg -l -w0 |grep Capacity The following is returned; | | ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

In Fullscreen, disable auto-hiding Mac menu bar

(on latest Mavericks) While in VirtualBox (Ubuntu) fullscreen, on a Mac host, each time the mouse goes near the top, the Mac auto-hide menu bar appears - and I want to prevent that, or at least, ...
8
votes
3answers
226 views

How do I move a window above the menu bar?

How can I move a window so that the title bar of the window is above the menu bar? I've tried using AppleScript… tell application "System Events" to tell process "System Preferences" set ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Gray Bar in fullscreen mode multidisplay

OSX mavericks added support for having the menu bar available in multidisplay mode, which is nice, but now whenever I try to watch a movie in fullscreen on the other display it seemingly leaves a ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Which apps do these menu bar icons belong to?

I've seen a few of these icons before, such as the cursive "L"; however, I can't figure out which applications they belong to.
7
votes
2answers
188 views

Is it possible to have one menu bar while having displays as separate spaces in Mavericks?

The Mavericks feature "Displays have separate spaces" is nice except for one thing: With vertically arranged displays, you need to aim for the menu bar in the lower display. This breaks the primary ...
8
votes
1answer
278 views

Where that icon on my OS X menu bar comes from?

Anyone could tell me which application stands behind this icon on the menu bar? I tried to figure it out but I couldn’t. Nothing happens when I click on it.
8
votes
2answers
1k views

How to keep both Mavericks menu bars opaque in two monitor setup

Mavericks shows the menu bar in both monitors when you have two. That's great, but the menu bar in the passive desktop turns translucent, which is a bit annoying. Is there a way to keep both menu bars ...
1
vote
1answer
173 views

Menu with categories like MATE/Cinnamon Desktop Enviroment

I have a question about menu with categories. You can see this menu here: Does OS X Mountain Lion support somekind of this menu?
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Windows draggable under menu bar after second display

Using OSX 10.8.5, I recently attached a second display to my 2013 Mac Air via the Thunderbolt port. Since removing this display I can now drag Finder and other windows under the menu bar. They pop ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

How To Remove iMessage Icon On Toolbar (MacBook Pro)

How would i remove this icon in my toolbar on my MacBook Pro? I have never really used it and would like to remove it from the toolbar. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
2
votes
1answer
185 views

Hiding Inactive Menubar Items

I am curious if there is a way for me to hide certain objects in the menubar when they are "inactive." Some examples: Bluetooth hides when Bluetooth is off Wifi hides when wifi is off Audio/sound ...
0
votes
0answers
235 views

How can I restore Spotlight to menu bar?

I removed the Spotlight icon from the menu bar. I would like to restore it. I tried the recommended method: sudo mdutil -a -i on sudo chmod 755 ...
1
vote
0answers
122 views

How to disable autohidden menu opening with full screen apps?

I'd like to disable the menu-bar when in a fullscreen app such as Firefox. It's getting in the way when I try to click on tabs with the mouse. How can I do this? Any reasonable alternative, such as ...
4
votes
1answer
86 views

Menu Bar Maintenance

I grow weary of all of the icons running in my menu bar. At this point, most of the menus on the left side are overlapped by icons from the right. Is there a good app for fixing this? I know I can ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Stop dual screens from swapping over

With my Mac Mini (10.8.4) I have two non-apple DVI screens. One plugs into the HDMI port using an adapter. The other into the Thunderbolt port using an adapter. On bootup, DisplayA normally boots to ...
0
votes
2answers
78 views

Does anyone know what this menu bar app is?

Does anyone know what this menu bar app is?
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Disabling highlighting of menu items when using a keyboard shortcut

Whenever I use a keyboard shortcut that is accessible using the menu bar, the related item gets highlighted in blue for less than a second - which I find visually annoying. Can one disable that ...
1
vote
2answers
411 views

Why does this Applescript often fail the first time, but always work after that?

The following Applescript opens a menubar app called QuickHue and then clicks a specified item in the menu. Often, when I use the applescript, it does nothing. But if I wait a moment or two and try ...
1
vote
1answer
116 views

What is this flickering menu bar icon?

Can anyone identify this menu bar icon? Every minute or so, it quickly appears and disappears in my menu bar, just for a few seconds.
1
vote
1answer
91 views

Pastebot Mac software says Disabled in menu

I don't use Pastebot on this computer very often, but it has worked previously without difficulty. Today, the menu shows "Disabled..." in grey text, and Pastebot doesn't allow me to copy & paste ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Ethernet indicator in OSX menu bar

I am using OSX 10.7 When I move between different ethernet networks (e.g., at work using ethernet on an external display, at home using thunderbolt ethernet), the ethernet does not always connect. ...