This Adobe Creative Cloud menu bar item is not making my life any better. How can I remove it permanently?

Adobe Creative Cloud macOS menu bar icon

  • I tried right-clicking it. That did nothing
  • Tried command-dragging it. That failed.

When I click the menu bar icon, it brings up a modal dialog for signing in to the Adobe Creative Cloud app. But it does not show an way to hide the menu bar icon.

  • You would need to look around adobe preferences and see if adobe has a option to get rid of it. May 6, 2019 at 23:04
  • Why don't you just quit the app?
    – airsquared
    May 7, 2019 at 1:28
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    There is not quit option. I am not aware of any Adobe Preferences app. May 7, 2019 at 15:43

2 Answers 2


In v5.6.5.58, make the Creative Cloud app active by clicking on the icon in the menu bar. Select Creative Cloud > Preferences > General, then in the lower right-hand side of the window under Settings deselect Launch Creative Cloud at login.

This will keep the Creative Cloud icon out of the menu bar. I need to confirm this, but I don't think that your Adobe apps will be updated automatically. You will need to periodically launch the Creative Cloud app and check for updates manually.

Screenshot of the Preferences window in Creative Cloud with the Launch at login option highlighted

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    This toggle is already turned off. Still it appears in the menu bar Sep 21, 2023 at 8:27

You can use Bartender.app to manage your menu bar items. It's a paid app with a free test period. https://www.macbartender.com/

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