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 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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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 ~/Library/Preferences/...
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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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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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How to remove the spacing next to the last icon at the right of the menu bar that appeared after upgrading to Bartender 2

A spacing next to the last icon at the right of the menu bar appeared after upgrading to Bartender 2 (see the screenshot below). It was not there before. How can I remove it? I already tried: ...
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change flag in menu bar to Indian flag

For India they have Hindi language but it does not have an Indian flag on it. Is there any way to add custom flag images in menu bar? even if its a hackish way to do it. I am ready for it. I just ...
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Change delay for auto-hide on menu bar

In 10.11 is there a way to change the delay for showing the menu bar when auto-hide is enabled? I know for the dock you could use terminal and defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -int 0
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Create Custom Drop Down Menus in the Finder Toolbar

Happy (belated-ish) new year! Hope it's been a great one. Any Dropbox users out there will recognize the drop down menu that one can add to their Finder toolbar. Upon discovering that this existed,...
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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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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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How to disable auto menu showing on fullscreen on Yosemite?

So when using full screen on any app is there a way to disable the top menu from auto showing when you hover over it? It's pretty annoying because when it pops open it shifts down the entire screen. ...
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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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Restore Time Machine spinning Menu Extra

In Previous version of Mac OS X the Time Machine menu-extra would spin while a backup was in progress. Since upgrading to Mavericks that has been replaced with a static icon that adds a second arrow ...
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Close Dock and top bar

Is there a way to keep the application Dock closed. Every time I do: killall dock It closes for a bit then automatically reopens. I want to be able to make an AppleScript program that keeps it ...
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Can I hIde “Documents” from “Apple>Recent Items” menu?

I often use >Recent Items to select recent applications and servers, but I never user it for recent documents. Is there a way to remove Documents from this menu while retaining Applications and ...
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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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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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One frame of my WiFi searching animation is wrong

My WiFi loading animation is messed up. The frame where the second-longest bar is filled doesn't match with the other frames! This is mildly infuriating — have I done something to mess this up or ...
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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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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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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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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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Annoying shift of chrome toolbar in fullscreen mode

I recently was forced to notice a pretty annoying problem in Chrome (tested with 51.0.2704.103 and the newest 51.0.2704.106 (64-bit)) in full screen mode under El Capitan (10.11.5 (15F34)). By ...
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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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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 up,...
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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 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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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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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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Can't bring up the menu bar while in full screen mode in El Capitan

In Yosemite I could move the mouse to the top of the screen and the menu bar would show but under El Capitan it remains hidden. Is this a bug or is there a new way to display the menu bar while in ...
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Is there a way to convert apps into menu bar apps hidden from the dock?

I have a number of apps that I run daily in the background (e.g. midipipe for using a midi controller to control my computer, and a pomadoro productivity app). I would like these apps to appear in my ...
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Grayed out “Redirect” option in OSX Mail.app

Running recent Mavericks (10.9.5) I am wondering why I can only sometimes redirect messages, as opposed to forwarding, as in principle being offered via "Message > Redirect". Sometimes this works, ...
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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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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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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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Ultrafan - menu bar temperature stays black in dark mode

The "Ultrafan" fan control app displays the CPU temperature in the menubar (in text, not an icon). When the menu is switched to dark mode, this text becomes unreadable, since it remains black on a ...
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Clipboard problem on my Mac? Invisible ClipMenu & CopyQ

I used to have ClipMenu working on my Mac, and one day it stopped working. It's running in activity monitor, but doesn't show in the menu bar. I tried un/reinstalling, which has been unsuccessful. So ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How can I make auto-hide/show for the menu bar faster?

This question shows how to make the dock reappear faster when you have it set to auto hide. Now that you can hide the menu bar too, how do I make the menu bar reappear faster?
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Menu CalledndarClock iCal Functionality in OSX Yosemite

In OS X 10.8.5 there was a native menu item called Menu CalendarClock iCal. It let the user select the clock on the menu bar and it would the show a drop down of an essentials of your calendar to come....
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Can I display alerts in the menu bar?

I would like to hide the dock, but the alerts that appear in the dock are useful. Is there a way to display something in the menu bar that tells me that an app has an outstanding alert? Preferably, I ...
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Menu bar on web pages not visible in Safari

I am facing this problem when ever I am visiting any website that has go a Menubar on the top, then the part remains half invisible in Safari. See below: Here is screenshot of SoF site on Safari: ...
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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 ...