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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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 ...
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can you make Mac's Menu Bar hide?

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?
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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 ...
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How can I turn my top menu bar and all the window bars dark?

Is there a way to invert the colors on the menu bar at the top of the screen, as well as the title bars of all the windows is OS X? I have a lot of Terminals open usually, and the the light menu bar ...
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“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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 :-(
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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; | | ...
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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, ...
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How do I move a window vertically 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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Does anyone know what this menu bar app is?

Does anyone know what this menu bar app is?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Create hotkey to open a menubar app?

Is it possible to create a hotkey (or other trigger) that opens a menubar app? I don't mean launch. I mean, cause the menubar app to display its contents. Let's say, for example, I wanted to create ...
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How can I analyze and resolve a freezing menu bar?

My menu bar is freezing up. Whenever I put my cursor near it, I get the spinning wheel of death (rainbow ball). I opened spotlight and it's stuck indexing. The progress bar isn't moving. I've tried ...
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Remove file icon from toolbar

I don't know how the shortcut file icon got stuck on the toolbar Any idea how to remove it?
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FileMaker 6 and AppleScript: Deleting a Menu Item

I am trying to write an AppleScript to delete or at least disable certain menu items in FileMaker pro 6. My documentation indicates that it can be done, yet even the exact examples that they give, do ...
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How to customize Finder's Share menu?

Is there a way to add custom services to Finder's Share menu? I have created an automator service to copy selected files to my Dropbox directory (similar to this). I enabled this service in the ...
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Cannot remove DevonThink Pro from menu bar

I installed DEVONthink Pro, then uninstalled by removing the App from the Applications dir, but I can not get rid of the icon/menu in the menu bar. I've removed every file anywhere that has the ...
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How do I prevent a menu extra from appearing at login?

Recently I reinstalled OS X 10.6.8 and afterwards I removed my DVD drive since it was no necessary. However, upon booting the 'eject' menu extra appears. Dragging it off does not help as it reappears ...
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Manage /etc/hosts from menu bar

Some years ago, I recall a menu bar application that would allow you to activate/de-activate host entries in /etc/hosts. I can't seem to find it via google. Anyone have recommendations?
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OS X Mountain Lion shortcut menu

I just switched from a PC (Ubuntu 12.10) to a Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion). I'd like to know if there's a way to have a similar shortcut menu on the dock as I had on Ubuntu's sidebar? Basically I made ...
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open iTerm drop down console on different screen

I use iTerm since a few days, and when i press my hotkey, it'll drop down nicely, from top of the screen, but ... on the wrong one. I have a macbook pro with mountain lion, and i connect it to a 24" ...
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How to get menu bar on both of my screens? [duplicate]

Is there anyway to get my menu bar to show up on both of my screens? I don't want to use display mirroring, I just want the menu to be mirrored on both screens. I'm using 10.6, but if this is a ...
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Reload menu bar from terminal (not SystemUIServer)

I am looking for a way to reload/refresh the "apple symbol" menu in the upper left corner from the terminal. Searching for ways to refresh the menu has only led me to find the command killall -KILL ...