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I have a Macbook running OSx and have two external monitors plugged in. Unlike for all my colleagues, whichever app I use, in whichever monitor, the menu bar will always be in the top of the lefthand monitor.

This is obviously very annoying when using an app in the right-hand monitor or Macbook screen.

How do I get menu to appear on the same monitor as the app? I've found reference to something called Secondbars but supposedly the need for this was going to disappear in Mavericks.

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It depends entirely on one pref...

System prefs > Mission Control > Displays have separate Spaces.

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This will, however, completely change other aspects of your workflow.
The dock will always be present on each screen; you can no longer use screens in pairs, each is independent, so changing Spaces on one screen doesn't take the other with it; you can't have the same Space on both screens at once, but you can invert the left/right order of Spaces by swapping each on the other screen, via a 3rd Space.

Personally, as you can probably tell, I hate it ;-)

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    +1 for hating it... of all the ways they could have made Spaces work better on multiple displays, they had to pick this one :/ – calum_b Feb 9 '17 at 17:10
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    Thanks. I don't really use Spaces (unchecking the option you mention was probably my attempt to disable them) so ticking this causes me no problems and solves the original problem! – matt freake Feb 9 '17 at 18:09

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