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.

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Menu bar missing on second screen after El Capitan update 10.11.5

I was on El Capitan 10.11.4 and just updated to 10.11.5. Now the menu bar is missing on my second screen which is an enormous pain in the apple. I have tried: Searching Google and AskDifferent and ...
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Can I hIde “Documents” from “Apple>Recent Items” menu?

I often use >Recent Items to select recent applications and servers, but I never user it for recent documents. Is there a way to remove Documents from this menu while retaining Applications and ...
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Can the Show/Hide timing of the menu bar be adjusted?

When using a browser with multiple opened tabs in full screen mode, the menu bar is constantly blocking my access to the tabs, because my gesture to the tabs area bounces off the top of the screen ...
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Magic Mouse Battery Plug In

I'm new to mac and everything around, I just want to know if I can code a sort of plug-in to show the batterie of the magic mouse, in the menu bar. What is the type of template i have to choose in ...
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Can't show clock in OSX menu bar

Recently the clock on my OSX menu bar has disappeared for no apparent reason. I'm using OSX 10.10.5 I try to add it again by going to System Preferences --> Date & Time --> Clock --> Show date ...
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Format menu bar time to english words

I saw this screenshot of someone's menu bar and their time formatting is set in readable English. Is this a this party app or a setting / script I can run on OS X?
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Unhide application from switcher and menu bar

Recently one of apps is not showing in the Application Switcher, the Dock or even in the menu bar. The only way that I have found to get to it is via Mission Control or Launch Pad. And even when I do ...
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AirPlay menu bar icon shows up and disappears

When ever I turn on the wifi on my Mac, the AirPlay icon in the top menu bar will appear a few seconds and disappear. This on/off behavior keeps on going for some time after. I find this a little bit ...
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How to get Cascading Folder Browser in Dock or Menu?

Windows offers a cascading folder browser on the menu. It enables very quick drilldown to a buried subfolder. How can the be done on a Mac, from the menubar or dock? This is vaguely similar to ...
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How to show menu bar extras option using keyboard?

Currently I could access menubar extras using Cmd+alt+up (using bartender) and move to each icon by arrow. But, how to show menu on each icon using keyboard? I tried using Enter but the options shown ...
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when does the video app get used in ios 9.2.1

when does the "video" app get used on ios 9.2.1 aside from going directly into it and watching a video? does watching a vid direct from youtube app or a snapchat or a video on facebook use the ios ...
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Refresh the contents of the (right-hand side) menu bar?

After making a change to whether something should appear in the menubar, like so (for example): defaults write "org.pqrs.Karabiner" 'isStatusbarEnable' -bool true I see no change. Nothing shows ...
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What are the color and transparency of the OS X menubar

I want to have an application I'm writing mirror the color and transparency set for the OS X menubar, but there doesn't seem to be any way to find the exact values besides trial and error. Does ...
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How to make menu-bar auto-hide/appear faster? [duplicate]

There is a 0.5s delay and then the animation starts to roll the menu bar down. I know it doesn't sound a lot but in practice it gets annoying when I multitask and trying get tasks done fast. Is there ...
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How do delete menulets added via “Onyx”

I added some menus via Onyx and now I don't know how to get rid of them again. Holding option and clicking on the menus doesn't provide an option to close them and I cannot delete the "iChat.menu" in ...
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What's the “fork” for getting MenuMeters to work on OS x 10.11? [duplicate]

I just updated to El Capitan 10.11, and MenuMeters quit working. In the following thread: MacOSX cpu/mem monitor in system tray (menu bar) You say: It's free and open source and there's a fork that ...
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How to show “time until next scheduled calender” event (in menu bar)

Is there a way to show time remaining until next calendar event? Preferably in the menu menu bar if possible? Maybe some other way to get something similar?
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What iTunes menu bar?

When I open iTunes I don't see anything that says "file" so I can't select "transfer" in order to transfer files from my devices (iPhone or iPad) to my iTunes library, which should be done before I ...
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How to focus and walk through menu bar on OS X using keyboard

I'm using OS X 10.11, How can I navigate through items on menu bar using keyboard, like press Alt + letter with underscored in Windows?
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Why is it that every time I put my mac to sleep it resets the dark menu bar?

As the title says, If I enable the dark status bar and then put my mac to sleep, when I wake it up, the menu bar reverts to the 'normal' color. Does anyone have any explanation for this behavior? I ...
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AppleScript “can't get menu item” error

I am looking for some help on correcting this error: error "System Events got an error: Can’t get menu item \"Clear History...\" of menu \"Safari\" of menu bar 1 of process \"Safari\"." number ...
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Can I disable the menu bar for the laptop screen but not for external monitors?

On my laptop screen I think the menu bar doesn't provide enough info to warrant the space it takes up. When I dock my laptop with a massive external monitor, I'd rather it showed. Is there any way I ...
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How to remove wireless network utility icon from the menu bar?

I installed the driver of TP-Link's wireless network adaptor, and it ships with a wireless network utility which shows an icon on the menubar. It is invalid to click or drag this icon, and I even ...
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How can I get rid of a “MacShiny” icon from my menu bar?

Command and drag will not move it. I've tried looking into library and user accounts but can't find the source. The MacShiny web site only tells how to uninstall the app itself, and says nothing about ...
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“Recent Items” menu item disappears from Apple menu

Disappearing "Recent Items" menu item Since upgrading to El Capitan 10.11.1, the "Recent Items" menu item from the Apple menu disappears. Even during a work session, sometimes "Recent Items" is there ...
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How do I add a menu extra to the menu bar?

From the terminal window I frequent run this command to strip formatting from copied text. pbpaste|pbcopy How can I wrap this up in something so I can have a menu button to click that will do the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to access a function in a menu bar app?

I have MacID on my Mac (El Capitan 10.11.2 Public Beta) and my iPhone, and I'm trying to make a shortcut to MacID's "Send clipboard text" command. Since MacID is a menu bar app, though, the computer ...
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Disappearing dock and menu bar only on other desktops

The dock and menu bar auto hide only on desktops other than DT 1. The preference button has no effect. OSX 10.11.1
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Setting Option+[WIFI ICON MENUBAR CLICK] as default action when clicking the wifi icon in the menu bar

Clicking on the Wifi icon in the menu bar while pressing and holding the option key presents the user with a different and detailed view. The option-key is a nice feature. It works on a lot of the ...
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White bar over menu bar?

I'm experiencing this weird bug on OS X El capitan. There is a white bar over most of my menu items in the top right of my screen. The items are still there and are interactable. Anyone got any ...
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Auto hide bluetooth icon

I've set the system to not show the bluetooth icon in the menu bar. When the magic mouse's battery is low, the mac displays a warning and the bluetooth icon shows up in the menu bar. After replacing ...
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Is there any way to adjust the automatic appearance of the menu in a full screen application on Mac 10.10.4

I'd like to adjust the automatic appearance of the menu bar on my MacOS 10.10.4 so that it doesn't repeatedly show itself when it isn't wanted and I'm just aiming for an in application tab and ...
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No menu bar until app or window opened

I can now only force quit when I want to shut down. Menu bar disappears when all windows closed only way to shut down MacBook Pro is to press startup button, is there an alternative way to close ...
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App to display IP address in menu bar?

I deal with a lot of external servers where the firewall must be configured to allow SSH access. I frequently need to know my external IP address, and it changes often. Does anyone know of an ...
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Programmatically 'auto hide menubar' in El capitan

I really love the 'auto hide menubar' option in El Capitan, but sometimes I like it (private) sometimes I don't (work). Is there a way to show/hide it programmatically by changed it's value in a plist ...
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How can I make auto-hide/show for the menu bar faster?

This question shows how to make the dock reappear faster when you have it set to auto hide. Now that you can hide the menu bar too, how do I make the menu bar reappear faster?
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Can't bring up the menu bar while in full screen mode in El Capitan

In Yosemite I could move the mouse to the top of the screen and the menu bar would show but under El Capitan it remains hidden. Is this a bug or is there a new way to display the menu bar while in ...
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Change delay for auto-hide on menu bar

In 10.11 is there a way to change the delay for showing the menu bar when auto-hide is enabled? I know for the dock you could use terminal and defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -int 0
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How to remove the spacing next to the last icon at the right of the menu bar that appeared after upgrading to Bartender 2

A spacing next to the last icon at the right of the menu bar appeared after upgrading to Bartender 2 (see the screenshot below). It was not there before. How can I remove it? I already tried: ...
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What happens when the Mac OS menu bar fills up with too many icons?

When the Mac OS menu bar fills up with too many icons on the upper right side, and begins to encroach on the space of the menu text, will the OS begin to make the menu bar taller and wrap the icons? ...
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How to remove the download tab still appearing on videos after uninstalling Wondershare AllMyTube

I've downloaded and installed Wondershare AllMyTube for Mac for a quick look to see if it was any good. Then I decided that I didn't want it and uninstalled it. However on all website videos (news) ...
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Menu CalledndarClock iCal Functionality in OSX Yosemite

In OS X 10.8.5 there was a native menu item called Menu CalendarClock iCal. It let the user select the clock on the menu bar and it would the show a drop down of an essentials of your calendar to ...
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Mystery “Menu Extra”

Can anyone identify this menulet please? I can't drag it off the menu like others and I can't see it in any of the locations that a google search has suggested like /System/Library/PreferencePanes/. ...
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Change how many 'recent' files are shown in Preview's “Open Recent…” menu

I cannot find anything in the preferences to do this, but I would like to be able to lengthen the list that Preview offers in the "Open Recent" menu. Right now it displays the 9 most recent files. I ...
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How to add an application specific service contextual menu for an automator created service

I have just created a service for my text editor. I would like to be able to add a services item in the text editor contextual menu when right clicking. Can this be done?
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Making the auto-hidden menu bar show up faster

I have recently switched back to Mac after Linux Mint and there is one thing I find very cumbersome: In fullscreen mode the menu bar at the top goes into auto-hide mode, so it animatedly rolls down ...
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Can I display alerts in the menu bar?

I would like to hide the dock, but the alerts that appear in the dock are useful. Is there a way to display something in the menu bar that tells me that an app has an outstanding alert? Preferably, I ...
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GitSupport.sh permanently running, apparently hangs

I have a niggling process that sometimes runs persistently, somewhat randomly, and sometimes cannot be cancelled. In the screenshot, there are three processes of the same running simultaneously. I'm ...
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How do I restore missing menu extras (clock, wi-fi, etc)?

When I log in to Mac OS X (10.10.5) I sometimes find that most of my menu extras are missing (clock, wi-fi, sound, bluetooth, etc.). If I logout and login, they almost always come back, but this takes ...
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Should Mac menu items be title case?

Should Mac menu items be title case? "New from Clipboard" vs "New From Clipboard"? Gus Mueller asked this question on twitter and I am curious as well. If it is title case does it follow a ...