When you hold down the option key before clicking on the wi-fi menu, you get all sorts of detailed stuff about your current connection.
Is there any way of making this the default behaviour? A terminal command perhaps?
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This is quite a workaround to go through and unfortunately involves paying for a software (unless you're aware of free alternatives) but thought I'd throw it out there while looking for more details:
Using a program like Keyboard Maestro, you can record a Macro that will be the result of a string/hotkey.
I recorded as follows:
I then set up the trigger to be a hotkey (like CMD+,) or a string like
wifio. Both worked. Detailed Wifi menu was opened and waited for my choice.
Another workaround for trackpad users is using BetterTouchTool (fortunately free):
To configure a gesture:
In my example below I have chosen a single finger tap at the top right of the trackpad to initiate an option-click.
This only works if BetterTouchTools runs. You may enable "Launch BetterTouchTools at start up" in simpe mode in the basic settings or in advanced mode in the settings.