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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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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Turn off auto-hiding dock and menu bar

Recently I played a TV show on my TV using HDMI and used clamshell mode for my Macbook Pro. Now whenever I'm in Safari, both the menubar at the top and the Dock automatically hide. It only happens ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...