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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Is there a better way to search the menus?

I have always used the help menu (command ⌘+shift ⇧+? /) to search the application menus for something that I don’t have a keyboard shortcut for (or don’t remember it). It’s an awesome feature, but ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How can you make Mac's Menu Bar hiding?

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 move a window 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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to access user installed menubar icons with the keyboard?

I understand that Ctrl + F8 can be used to access the built-in Apple menu and Ctrl + F2 can be used to access program menus (e.g. this existing answer). However, I have a bunch of user-installed ...
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How to get rid of a second CrashPlan icon in the menu bar?

Everytime I restart, I get two crashplan icons in the menu bar. If I close one of them, the other still remains. How can I get rid of one of them?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Stop dual screens from swapping over

With my Mac Mini (10.8.4) I have two non-apple DVI screens. One plugs into the HDMI port using an adapter. The other into the Thunderbolt port using an adapter. On bootup, DisplayA normally boots to ...