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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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 center)...
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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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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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Making the auto-hidden menu bar show up faster

I have recently switched back to Mac after Linux Mint and there is one thing I find very cumbersome: In fullscreen mode the menu bar at the top goes into auto-hide mode, so it animatedly rolls down ...
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Prevent redraw of menu bar icons Yosemite

When switching between two screens, all the icons in the menu bar appear to be re-drawn, causing an annoying jittery effect. This started happening after upgrading to Yosemite. Is there any ...
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How do I hide the Spotlight icon on Yosemite, but keep the Spotlight functionality?

I use Spotlight in OS X, and I have long disliked its attachment to the menu bar. Now, in Yosemite, Spotlight shows up as an overlay in the middle of the screen when summoned, much like other ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Any way to have CPU temperature in the menu bar?

I tried SMC fan control and Temperature Monitor but it does not update the temperature and I do not wish to change the fan speed.
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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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“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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to change date format on menu bar without extra apps?

This is how it looks right now These are my "Language & Region" settings There is clearly a bug involved. I don't want use an app to solve such ridiculously simple prolem. It should be ...
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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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Icons disappearing from menu bar

I have the problem that occasionally on startup, icons are missing from the menu bar. This includes e.g. Clock, User name, Wi-Fi, Menu Meters and Notification Center. It does not apply to e.g. Little ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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 can'...
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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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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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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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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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What is the icon next to Spotlight in menu bar, and how to remove it?

What is this icon in OS X menu bar and how do you remove it?
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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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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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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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Hotkey to menubar app in Mavericks

I have Mountain App running in my menu bar (it is an app that allows you to quickly mount and unmount drives attached to your computer). I would like to create a simple script that calls up the menu ...
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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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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 ...