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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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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 ...
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MenuBar doesn't show up in full screen mode

I'm trying to use the full screen mode in Lion, but I can't get the menubar to show up at all. I push my cursor up to the top of the screen, wait a second, and nothing. Some apps will seem like ...
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Add info to Dock/Menubar from Shell in macOSX

I'm working on MacOSX environnement, but I would like to tweak it a bit. I have a few bash scripts I used in Linux to retrieve infos such as IP, average ping and so, that I would like to be displayed ...
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Spaces: visualization in menubar, and arbitrary keybinding for 'goto next space'

I'm looking for a tool or tools to (1) switch to the next (or previous) space using an arbitrary keybinding, rathern than the modifier+arrow keys allowed in the preferences, and (2) show a (very) ...
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Any app on mac os x can hide icons on menu bar?

I'm seeking software for Mac OSX that can hide any icon on menu bar. Some apps leave an icon on menu bar, but don't have a option to hide its icon from menu bar, are there any applications that hide ...
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Run iTunes without it being in the dock

I'm trying to keep my dock simple - just Chrome, MacVim, and the terminal. Is there a way to run iTunes without it being in the dock (i.e. just show the icon in the menu bar)?
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Change the location of an icon in the menu bar?

Every time I start up Radium the menu bar icon for the application shows up in the same place: dead smack in the middle of all my other menu bar icons. Doesn't matter if it's the last menu bar ...
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Sugar Sync & menu bar icons

I'm wondering if there's a way to stop SugarSync (or any app) putting itself in the OS X menu bar (top right) when launched. Sugar Sync doesn't have this option in it's preferences. I've managed to ...
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Removed Spotlight, now there's a gap I can't get rid of

I disabled and removed spotlight from my menubar to save performance and space. Now except for saving some space, I have a gap in my menu-bar I'd like to get rid of: Anyone an idea how to get it ...
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Resetting a black menubar to white?

When I run Hulu Desktop (and certain other programs), they turn the menubar dark (and turn on auto-hide), but they don't put it back to normal when they are done. Is there a way of resetting the ...
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How can I make preferences boxes open in correct display with SecondBar?

I've just started using SecondBar to provide a menubar for applications that I display in an external monitor. It's a big help, except for one thing: dialog boxes (like Apple Menu -> System ...
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Mac Dictionary improvements

I tend to use the dictionary a lot on the mac. Its annoying to launch the app everytime i need to lookup a word. Are there any other apps/hacks to avoid this annoyance? Spotlight lookup is awesome, ...
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How do I remove the WD Quick view icon in menu bar?

I install some app from WD external Hard and it add some incon in my menu bar but I don't know how can I remove it, I try to drag it out of the system bar while holding the "command" key (but it ...
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How can I make Apple menu shortcut keys work more like Windows?

I recently converted from Windows to Mac, but one thing that I really liked on Windows was how easy it was to traverse the menu bar and the associated submenus with the keys. Effectively, I would ...
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Slow loading/transparent menu bar during startup

Sometimes when I startup my Mac, I notice that the menu bar doesn't load fully. It remains completely transparent and doesn't have a title (or any menu options) for the current application. It doesn't ...
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Is there an application that moves menulets from the menu bar, and shows them in a little window?

Is there a utility that shows the menulets in a window in the style of the old Control Strip (which means a window that automatically shows and hides)?
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How to access ProXPN's settings?

I installed ProXPN on my Mac and successfully used it. It installs an icon in the menu bar which you can use to enable and disable the application. I was messing around with the settings and clicked ...
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How do I remove the MobileMe icon in the menu bar?

If I try to go to the settings in System Prefs > MobileMe, it asks for a username and password. Is there any way to remove the menu bar icon without needing to either login or create a MobileMe ...
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Can I display only battery percentage in menu bar?

I'd like to only display the percentage left in the menubar. It seems that it is more useful than any other battery display option, but it isn't available. Is there a work-around?
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Menus overlap/hide Menu Extras. How to access?

If I have a bunch of menu extras (the things on the top right side of the menu bar, such as time, date, battery status, and other OS X icons, plus 3rd party icons from QuickSilver, DropBox, etc.), ...
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How can I hide my top menu bar on Mac OS X?

I need to temporarily (5 min) hide my top menu bar. Is there a glitch, or something that will let me do that?
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How do I move my menubar to an external monitor?

I just asked this question (Using External Monitor and Spaces. Want Mouse to move Up/Down, not Left/Right?) and @calavera gave me a great answer, thanks! But now I have another question. It seems ...
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Can I open the menu with keyboard?

With PC, alt-something opens the something in the main menu. Does Mac have similar function? For example, is there a way to open View menu as if I click it?
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Can I see my CPU and memory usage meters in the menu bar?

I'd like to be able to view my cpu and memory usage in real time. Not as a desktop widget or window application, but as a widget in the menu bar. Is this possible?