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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Can I change the color of the menubar in 10.9 Mavericks?

Does anyone know how to change the color of the menubar in 10.9 Mavericks? Ideally, I would love it if I could make it black with yellow text. Any ideas?
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Manage /etc/hosts from menu bar

Some years ago, I recall a menu bar application that would allow you to activate/de-activate host entries in /etc/hosts. I can't seem to find it via google. Anyone have recommendations?
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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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Replacement for Isolator

It seems that one of my all time favourite apps Isolator has been abandoned. While it still works, it hasn't been updated in forever, could use some customization features and it isn't ready for ...
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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 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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Menu bar icon disappear

A few days ago, when I start my OS X, I see that a few key icons are gone: including the clock, WIFI, battery and various other things. I did the following: Remove the file ...
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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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How to remove Kaspersky icon on menu bar?

Downloaded the Kaspersky app just for fun and to give it go. It had a trial time so when the time was up, I simply just dragged the app into the trash can and then emptied it. However, the kaspersky ...
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Some applications have grey menu bar

When running (for example) a java application (Minecraft) in it's own space (in Mavericks) the menu bar disappears, but then a grey bar appears on top of the space. Is there anyway to fix this? It ...
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How to get rid of the way Google looks in Safari with the top and left toolbars

All of a sudden, when I do Google searches in Safari 5.1.10, it now has a black toolbar at the top, options in a left handed column, and if I choose to look at the "images" tab there are only images ...
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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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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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infinite eject buttons appearing in menu bar

My menu bar automatically fills in all empty space with eject buttons. How can I remedy this problem? Is it a sign of a bug?
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Mac menubar not showing some icons?

i'm running Yosemite 10.10.1 on macbook air 2014 early, and i'm not seeing some icons on menu bar and folder and pretty much on browsers too., i have been trying to look whats wrong on systems ...
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Menu bar icons disappearing when connecting USB device

If I plug something into one of the USB ports on my Mac 17″ (after upgrading to Yosemite) my Menu Bar at the top of the desktop keeps disappearing and reappearing. The icons keep flashing on and off. ...
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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 disable dock and menubar in fullscreen games with RTS style mouse scrolling?

When playing games that use the newish Mac OS X fullscreen mode (i.e. the icon in the upper right hand corner of the window with two little diagonal arrows), moving the mouse cursor to the top or ...
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Menu bar icons smaller than they should be

I've tried replacing the stock menubar icons in both Meteorologist and Butler with icons of the same size as the ones they were to be replacing and in both instances the replacement icons appeared ...
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How can I analyze and resolve a freezing menu bar?

My menu bar is freezing up. Whenever I put my cursor near it, I get the spinning wheel of death (rainbow ball). I opened spotlight and it's stuck indexing. The progress bar isn't moving. I've tried ...
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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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Yosemite: is there a way to put back Spotlight under the magnifying glass?

I would like to get the Spotlight prompt under the magnifying glass positioned in the top right of the screen under the menu bar. Yosemite shows it in the middle of the screen. Is this configurable ...
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Configure menus to close on roll out

Is there a way to change the behaviour of menus so they close when the mouse cursor leaves the menu? Currently, if I open a menu in an application, and then roll to the bottom of the screen, the dock ...
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Change the menu bar icon of WhatPulse

I'd like to make the WhatPulse icon white to make it match the rest of the icons in Yosemite dark mode. I've looked in the package contents of WhatPulse.app, but I don't find any images in the ...
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Display spaces in menu-bar on Mavericks

How to display the current space number in the menu-bar with Mavericks? Like it had been possible in previous versions of Mac OSX?
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Turning on LED monitor causes menu items to disappear

When turning on my LG LED TV, random menu items disappear (but are still accessible, it's just the icons that seem to disappear). Here is what the menu bar looks like on the newly turned on LG TV ...
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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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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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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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Disabling highlighting of menu items when using a keyboard shortcut

Whenever I use a keyboard shortcut that is accessible using the menu bar, the related item gets highlighted in blue for less than a second - which I find visually annoying. Can one disable that ...
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Show unshortened day of the week @ OSX menu bar

Currently clock menu bar item shortens day of the week like Sat instead of Saturday. Is there any way to change this without additional software? (tried regional formats but it ignores any custom ...
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Shuttle like app but for running any command

I was really impressed with Shuttle app for mac: http://fitztrev.github.io/shuttle/ I want similar app which can manage the frequently accessed folders/files and commands (like start/stop/restart of ...
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Space number in menubar

Is there a way to show the space number in the menubar so you can easily tell which desktop you are on in yosemite?
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How to disable the menubar form showing when hovering with the mouse

It is very annoying that the menubar automatically appears when I hover the upper area of the screen with the mouse. I do not want the menubar to show Just with the mouse, but rather add another ...
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Disable inactive display menubar fading

In Yosemite, at least, when you have multiple monitors attached, the menu-bars on the inactive displays will be muted or grayed out, and the menu-bar on the active screen will be kept at full ...
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How to fix Menu Bar turning black when waking up from sleep?

Anyone else have an issue with the menubar turning black after waking up from sleep and then turning back to transparent/white? Running Mavericks, MacBook Pro Retina 15 Inch 2014
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Is it possible to change the speaker icon (colour) based on output source?

I have multiple output devices connected to my MacBook Pro (internal speakers, Airplay device) Is there a plugin / hack to change the (colour) of the speaker icon in the menubar based on which output ...
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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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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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FileMaker 6 and AppleScript: Deleting a Menu Item

I am trying to write an AppleScript to delete or at least disable certain menu items in FileMaker pro 6. My documentation indicates that it can be done, yet even the exact examples that they give, do ...