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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Mac menu bar not showing some icons?

I'm running Yosemite 10.10.1 on a MacBook Air (early 2014), and I'm not seeing some icons on menu bar and folder and on browsers too. I have been trying to look for what's wrong on System Preferences, ...
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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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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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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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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?
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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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Menubar and Finder icons missing

Sind about 5 days all system icons in the Finder sidebar (folders, disks), the Finder Menubar (view options, buttons, back and forward) and in the display menu bar (spotlight, wifi, bluetooth) have ...
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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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OSX Yosemite full screen menu bar

Is there a way to always keep the menu bar visible in full screen mode? When developing I like having certain applications take up the full screen but I find the delay in bringing down the menu bar ...
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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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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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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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Make the Menu Bar never show while in Full Screen

Pretty much every application I use in fullscreen, including Firefox, MacVim and the Terminal, has tabs on the top of the screen. The problem is, when I move my mouse to reach the tabs I acidentally ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I remove the Google Chrome notifications bell icon from the Mac OS X menu bar?

This bell icon 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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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 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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“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 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 can I remove this icon from the menu bar?

I am seeing attached icon in the top right menu bar. I tried deleting MenuExtras by going to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extrasbut it didn't help, please help to hide or remove it.
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...