I had this app called Spark for working environment communication.

However, the status bar icon of this app is so ugly that I avoid look at it every time when I glimpsing over status bar.

The worst thing is there is no option for hide it in the settings. Is there anyway that I can forcefully remove it?

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    Have you tried pressing cmd + dragging the icon out of the bar? – ohboy21 Apr 4 '14 at 14:04
  • @2DD8847 Yes, I have, it doesn't work. – David Liu Apr 4 '14 at 14:20
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    Please check the options within Spark. Apps often have an checkbox to hide icon from status bar. – Rob Apr 4 '14 at 14:22
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    As Spark is an open source project, consider logging a bug or requesting the ability to turn off the status bar icon. It may already be possible but poorly documented. – Graham Miln Apr 4 '14 at 14:29
  • @Rob It doesn't have this option – David Liu Apr 7 '14 at 13:23

Try Bartender. This lets you hide (as well as re-arrange) menu bar items, as well as providing a secondary menu bar so that you can hide icons from the main bar but still have access to them on a keyboard shortcut or menu bar item.

  • Looks good, however, it costs $15. Do you have any cheaper or free alternatives? – David Liu Apr 4 '14 at 17:45

There is an app called Broomstick. It's free and can hide any app icon in the menubar.

  • Please note it's not officially compatible with Mavericks. – Rob Apr 4 '14 at 14:23
  • Broomstick also doesn't support the app that I want to hide, and I need to submit a request for hide that app. – David Liu Apr 7 '14 at 13:23

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