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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Change date in menu bar from “DAY MONTH” to “MONTH DAY”?

The date in my menu bar is in "DAY MONTH" format (e.g. 23 Oct) but I want it in "MONTH DAY" format (e.g. Oct 23). How can I do this? Also, it shows "Tue" as the week day when I'd prefer seeing it in ...
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Hide application menu bar

How can I hide the Menu Bar? I am on mac Osx moutain Lion (10.8) Yes, one can full-screen an app, but it does not solve my problem. Here are 2 scenarios to explain my problem: Scenario 1: I am ...
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Disable Google Play Music menu bar icon

Is there a way to disable the Google Play Music icon in the menu bar, while keeping Google Play Music running?
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Set the date and time in menubar to be in a specific format

I want the menubar to display the date and time in the menubar as follows: 2012-10-03 09.12.14 which translates into Year-Month-Day 24hr.min.second What I've tried: Gone into System Preferences ...
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How to remove your name from the menu bar after 10.7.5 update?

After the 10.7.5 update to Lion, I'm getting my name to appear in the menu bar. I don't particularly like it there. Any way to remove it?
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Stop menu closing when clicked

Im a new OSX user, and coming from Windows if I click a menu item which has a child popout menu I expect it to open the child not close the whole menu. This seems to be system wide This seems to be ...
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How to make the Notification Center menu icon glow, (like Twitter does) when notifications are present?

Notification Center is pretty great, however, it's very annoying that I have to click the menubar icon or make a gesture to actually open the notification pane. How to make the Notification Center ...
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How to get back the missing monitor option in Mountain Lion's menubar?

When plugging in an external monitor on every OS X < 10.8 you could set the monitor options to show up on the menu bar. How do I get this option on Mountain Lion? I connect a DVI monitor via the ...
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Change Menu-Bar Font?

Is there a way to change the menu bar font/font color/font size? I don't want to change the menu bar color, just the font.
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Removing spotlight icon from menu bar persistently

I tried to remove spotlight form the menu bar with the following trick: sudo chmod 600 /System/Library/CoreServices/Search.bundle/Contents/MacOS/Search killall SystemUIServer Unfortunately if I ...
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How to always show “Library” in the Finder its “Go”-Menu without holding a modifier key?

I often use the "Library" folder in my home folder ~/. The Library folder there (~/Library/) is shown (unhidden), and that is not the question. I would like to also always show the menu point ...
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How do I get rid of the clock in the menu-bar in Mac OSX?

I want to get rid of the clock menu display in Mac OSX. How can this be done?
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Can I make Option+click on the Volume icon list all AirPlay output devices?

I would like to make Option+clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar show me all AirPlay output devices. Right now, only "Internal Speakers" and the last used AirPlay device are listed, so either only ...
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Hide username from menu bar in Mountain Lion

In Mountain Lion, my full name is displayed at the right of the menu bar (between the time and the search icon, to be specific). As it takes a lot of space, I was wondering if there is a way to hide ...
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How to hide notification center button in Mountain Lion?

I am using Mountain Lion. The only advantage (for me) over the gesture is that Option + clicking the button enables/disables showing alerts and banners (toggles the switch in the notifications ...
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I am missing the option to see the remaining battery life as time in the menubar?

In previous versions of OS X the battery indicator in the menubar included options to show the remaining battery life as percentage or time (or nothing). In Mountain Lion, there's only an option to ...
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OS X menu bar missing after application crash

The entire menu bar (the white one, that holds the Apple menu, etc) has vanished on my iMac. In this instance, I think it went away when VLC crashed, but it's happened in other situations as well. ...
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Menu bar dictionary search

Is there an app that allows me to search the mac dictionary from the menu bar? I thought spotlight was able to do this but it doesn't seem to work (in Lion) (I noticed Dictionary isn't even listed in ...
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Need menu bar app to show output of Terminal command every 60s

I need a menu-bar app* which will show me the output of a terminal command, and run that Terminal command every 60s or so. Or I need a menu-bar app which will read the contents of a file, and update ...
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Is there a way to access the menubar icons using the keyboard?

I know how to use the menu items using only the keyboard. Is there anyway I can access the icons in the top right as well?
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How do I create a menu shortcut which involves the delete key?

In Addressbook I want to create a keyboard shortcut for the Menu entry Delete Group using the key combination option-command-delete. So I went to System Preferences --> Keyboard --> Keyboard ...
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How do I move a third-party application's menulet from one location to another in the menu bar?

I bought QuickCal 3 from the Mac App Store recently. Now, when I boot my Mac, the QuickCal menu icon shows on the menu bar, and where it wants to by default, I suppose. Since QuickCal has the ...
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Menu bar icons get hidden by long menu bar items

Sometimes on my Macbook Pro when I have a lot of icons in the menu bar, if I start an application which has a lot of menu items, some of these icons get automatically obscured by the menu items. For ...
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Change mac menu bar color

Is there a way to change the color or appearance of the mac menu bar from the standard gray?
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Can I move the top menu bar?

As a Windows/Fedora/Mac/Ubuntu user, the menubar at the top of the screen has always bugged me. It doesn't go away and you can't move it. I've tried dragging it away in vain several times. It would ...
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None of my apps are keeping a list of recent documents?

Example: If I open an image in Preview, the "File/Open Recent" menu lists the name of the file. If I then close the file, but still leave Preview running, the "Open Recent" menu still lists the file. ...
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Is there a way to have AppleScript output displayed in the menubar?

Before reading further: I know about butler and similar programs. I am looking for a BUILT-IN way to do this without a third party app. Anyway, I wrote an AppleScript that runs a shell command. I ...
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How can I remove the “Eject” icon from the menubar?

How can i remove the "Eject" icon from the menubar? It's an icon that starts on login. It ejects all mounted disks (dmg/usb/etc...).
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Is there a way to hide, stack or collapse menubar icons?

Right now I have far too many icons on my menubar. I know I can command drag them off of there. But I do need to use them on occasion. Is there any app that will combine menubar items into one such ...
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Is it possible to switch to a specific keyboard layout via `defaults`, *.plist or similar?

I have figured out a workable shell script using osascript (AppleScript) to automatically switch to US keyboard layout when MacVim activates (triggered by Keyboard Maestro), and Swedish layout when it ...
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What should I do when the menu bar seems frozen/unresponsive?

Several times the menu bar on my Mac has frozen and I've had to restart the whole computer. I know that there must be a better way to fix a frozen menu bar than restarting. How can I kill the menu bar ...
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Translucent menu bar option is simply gone after system reboot / freeze (Mac OS X Lion)

I'm on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2. I just had one of the infamous 'blue screens' when the MBP freezes (known for the early 2011 models). After my system booted up again, my menu bar isn't translucent ...
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Add a delay to menubar dropdown in fullscreen apps

In Lion, the menubar drops down way to fast when I'm in a fullscreen app. This mostly becomes a problem when I have multiple tabs open in Terminal. When I move to the top to change tabs, the menubar ...
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How can I have a fixed order of the menu-extras?

Like the OSX menu items for wifi, battery... I would like to be able to have a permanent order of the third-party menu bar items. I do not want to mix OSX with third-party menubar items, I simply ...
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What are your favorite menulets (or Menu Extras as Apple calls them)? [closed]

Yes, I know, it's another list, but here goes: What is your favorite menulet and what is it used for? Please one post one menulet per answer. Add a link to the developer's website, if possible. ...
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Why does the menubar hide when I'm in iTunes?

Often when I'm using iTunes 10.4, the menubar will hide and show like the dock does when you set it that way. I don't know of any settings that allow for that to happen on the menubar. Is it a bug or ...
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Removing modem icon from menubar

I had borrowed a USB modem which I used briefly with my Snow Leopard MacBook, and while setting it I had told System Preferences to show modem status in menubar. Now I have removed the modem services, ...
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Using the keyboard to bring up the File, Edit, View… menus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I open the menu with keyboard? In windows, in most applications, if I hit Alt+F it opens the "File" menu. If it hit Alt+E, it brings up the Edit menu. Is there an ...
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Keeping the menu dropdown open after clicking?

Suppose I wanted to open a couple of bookmarks in my browser. To do this, I use the menu bar. I click on «Bookmarks» to reveal the dropdown with all my bookmarks and then select the bookmark. The ...
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No ethernet icon in Lion?

I remember having an ethernet icon in Tiger and Leopard in the menu bar. This was very convenient since it gave quick access to the settings just like you need it for airport: In Lion I do not see ...
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Can I hide the sync icon in the menu bar on Lion?

This menu bar icon is useless and takes up space. 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 ...
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How do I remove the sync status icon from the menu bar after migrating to iCloud?

How do I remove the sync status icon from the menu bar after migrating to iCloud? Prior to iCloud the Sync pane of MobileMe preferences had a simple setting for this, but after migration it is ...
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How can I get rid of this icon in my menu bar?

I have this icon (which I never use) in my menu bar: What is this icon for and how can I get rid of it?
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How do I change the Lion menubar selection color?

I really hate the blue-purple color of the Lion (and Snow Leopard before it) menu bar selection. Isn't there some way to change this? I've tried tweaking everything, but Apple seems to have decided ...
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How do I change the menubar transparency in Lion?

So I love the login screen in OS X lion, and I want to make my desktop look like that. I found the background image they use, but now I want to make my menu bar completely transparent like it is in ...
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App that turns the menubar black/dark?

Is there an app that can change the color of the menubar? I saw one that I'm pretty sure wasn't Nocturne.
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Randomly order menu-bar-lets? [duplicate]

I know it is impossibly to manage the order for the applets in the menubar (those which aren't apple's own). Yet is there an application or trick that enables this? Eg. I have a calendar barlet that ...
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Can I have a second menu bar on my secondary display?

Is there software that will allow you to add a second menu bar to a secondary display? I am using Second Bar, but I was wondering if there was other software out there that would do this. Note that I ...
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How to get back the “Login Window…” icon in the menu bar?

Once I've upgraded to Lion I had a new icon on my Menu Bar next to Spotlight. It was an outline of a mugshot similar like one of the Guest account. When I clicked on that icon I was able to select ...
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Remove rogue app from menu bar

I have a rogue item on my menu bar from a terrible piece of printer/scanner software. I long ago removed the app, but the button for the app remains in the menu bar. Is there any central way for me ...