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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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Keyboard icon in the menu bar shows letter A

For some reason, the first language of the keyboard icon in the menu bar shows the letter A. I know this is supposed to be NL like it was on my previous laptop. I have no idea why it shows the letter ...
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How to shrink the MacOS menu bar by height

The screen in my MB Pro 16 2023 needed to be replaced. When I got my mac back, the MacOS 14.5 menu bar was half its normal size, as in the pic. It was a bit puzzling but I liked it, since it made the ...
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MacOS Sonoma and Chrome: the window title bar hides the tabs of Chrome when the cursor overs on top of the screen

I see that in the video included in the following question that the tabs move down when over on top of the screen (which some people seems to dislike): Make the Menu Bar never show while in Full ...
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Menu bar icons are hidden when they take too much space on macOS 14 Sonoma

I never had this problem on macOS 13 Ventura and older versions and now this seems very annoying when using macOS 14 Sonoma. When there are too many icons in the Menu bar, at some point they are just ...
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Make it easier to toggle color filters

I need a more convenient way to toggle this option. I'm happy for it to be a toggled at a keystroke, an option in my top menu bar, or an option in this thing: I initially tried ChatGPT to write an ...
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How to take full-screen screenshot without menu-bar blackout bar at top?

When I have an app in full-screen mode and I press commandshift3, I get a screenshot of my entire screen, but it includes a black bar at the top that masks (blacks out) the menu bar and camera notch. ...
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Display Selected Audio Input/Output device name in menu bar

Is there a method of displaying which audio input/output device is selected, without needing to click the sound icon in the menu-bar? I'd like to have it displayed permanently in the menu-bar and have ...
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"Move focus to the menu bar" shortcut does not work in Sonoma?

Ever since upgrading to Sonoma I have not been able to access the Menu bar. I did change the shortcut long ago - and it had been working through various versions of macOS over the past decade. Here ...
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Mac Facetime Screen Sharing Broken

I have a Macbook Air with an M1 processor, and for the past few software updates (currently 14.2.1), whenever I share my screen, Im unable to stop sharing it until I end the Facetime call. Even then, ...
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"Move focus to the menubar" shortcut is not working on Sonoma?

I have tried several different keyboard combos for this feature [which worked on prior versions of macOS] - but none work on sonoma Here is one of the attempted combinations: CMD-;. I also had ...
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The status menu/icon is/are missing in menu bar on M2 MacBook Air due to notch

I own an Apple MacBook Air M2, and a section of the screen is obscured by the notch. It’s only a matter of time before I encounter a problem where I can't access certain apps because the notch covers ...
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Menu bar not appearing on external display

My menu bar on my extended screen is never shown now. I've only noticed this recently after restarting my machine. It has always been there. It works ok on my main display if I change my main display ...
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Remove Firefox camera and microphone icons from menu bar

Firefox (121.0) insists on showing icons in the menu bar when a website accesses microphone and camera: Since macOS Sonoma there's a built-in feature that does exactly that, so I'd like to remove the ...
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How can I hide the control center icon on the menubar on macos?

Removing Control Center from the menubar would help free up space for my highly used tools like VPN's, iStat Menus, 1Pass, etc. Three years after Control Center was added in Big Sur, there still seems ...
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Toggle menu bar auto hide by pressing F6

My environment: Sonoma 14.2.1 on MacBook Pro 14 (2021). What I wnat do to is: (1) If I press the F6 key, (2) then DND is on, and at the same time the menu bar auto hide is on. (3) If I again press F6,...
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The shortcut to access the Menubar via the Keyboard does not work in Excel or PowerPoint for macOS

I have mapped the Move Focus to the menu bar to CMD - '. This works for example, on Chrome. It also happens to work in Word: you can see the Apple icon is activated, so then I can use mnemonics (...
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macOS App That Shows Connected Bluetooth Devices in Menu Bar

Apple changed their bluetooth menu bar icon in recent years so its impossible to tell if any and what devices are actually connected without tapping to open up the menu. This sucks. I'd love to be ...
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Relocate menu bar item with applescript?

Suppose that I want to move a menu bar item to the right. Then I do command + drag and drop. Now, is there a way to do it with applescript? In particular, this is useful when some icons on the bar ...
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How to disable transparency only on the Menu Bar? [duplicate]

Now with macOS Sonoma this issue is more visible. The menu bar is extremely ugly and misplaced depending on the background on the system, as example: It's barely visible and it does not compose with ...
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A blank icon or space in the Menu Bar, unable to identify or remove it

There is an empty space in the Menu Bar. I am unable to identify what it is. I can't even remove it. I tried with Cmd and moving it out. I have restarted my Mac. I restarted the Menu Bar with the ...
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Where are Mac Menu Bar icon files located (specifically, the Screen Recording/Sharing icon)?

In Sonoma, there's a new Screen Recording/Sharing icon that appears in the Menu Bar. It looks like this: I use a handful of utilities on my Mac that use screen recording to do their thing... most ...
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How can I remove 'U.S.' from Menubar on the lock screen?

I have only one language and input source set up but I'm still seeing Input Source icon ("U.S.") on the lock screen. Also, "Show Input menu in menu bar" is toggled off in settings. ...
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Custom scripts displaying in menu bar?

I am a Linux user considering switching to a Mac. Currently I use Polybar and in it I have custom bash and python scripts that represent different information. For example In polybar I can interact ...
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How do I add, change or remove a key command (shortcut) from a menu item?

How do I add, change or remove a key command from an application's menu, or contextual menu, without any third party application? Can I use something other than Cmd ⌘ with my trigger? What if a menu ...
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Hide menu bar permanently [duplicate]

Is there a way to hide the menu bar permanently, or at least to have it stay hidden when I switch between spaces? (Unfortunately Permanently hide menu bar didn't get any answers, hope a solution was ...
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Show full file name in title bar in MacOS Ventura Finder

everybody! I actually run MacOS Ventura (last update) and I would like to always display full file name (not file path) in the title bar of the Finder. In the new OS, the filename is often truncated ...
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How can I hide the App Menus on menu bar?

No, not the menu bar. I want to hide application menus like File Edit View on the menu bar. I have searched for several hours and could not find a single solution to do it.
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Change the Date format in the menu bar

Specifically, I would like to include the year for the menu bar date display and, even better, if I could change it to the iso format like YYYY-MM-DD. I was able to change how it is displayed in the ...
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'o' in macOS date format for menu bar clock

I have a problem with clock in menu bar date format. I'd like to show my clock with weekday, and 24 hour. For some reason, I see Niedz. 13.08 o 19:19 (pl_PL locale). While trying to figure out what ...
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Ctrl-F8 on Mac focuses on the right-side of the menu bar but doesn't do anything more than that

I just realized that when I press Ctrl-F8 (or Ctrl-Fn-f8), I focuses on the right side of the menu bar that controls/shows things like Wifi, battery, bluetooth, etc. However, when I press enter or ...
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Rearranging keyboard layout options in menu

I have a few keyboard layouts available in the input sources menu. They currently look like this: I'd like to have ABC extended at the top, and make a few other rearrangements. Is that possible?
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How to remove menu bar icon with no trace in /Library/

I've uninstalled Razer Synapse however the menu bar icon is still remaining on my computer. This is a common issue on google but everything I've tried doesn't work. Things I've tried: Delete razer ...
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How can I make MacOS always show the Bluetooth icon in the top bar even when it's turned off?

I already have this setting: I like to toggle it on/off frequently, and I'd like to be able to do that from the top menu bar instead of going into System Settings. Updates in response to comments: ...
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MacBook with notch - hide menu bar in select apps

I have a MacBook Pro M1 Pro with notch. The menu bar setting is set to never automatically hide in full screen or on desktop. This works great for 90% of the time, I like to have the menu bar always ...
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What affects the color of the input source icon in Ventura?

I noticed that on my machine the icon of the ABC and U.S. input source (either set as default) has a filled in background, but on my friend's machine the same input source has a clear background. I've ...
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Google Chrome on macOS: Is there any way to move window buttons somewhere?

Can I move close, exit full screen buttons to the left of the tab bar in the full screen mode on macOS? It`s really hard to use chrome cause everytime I hit the upper side to click on the tab, a line ...
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How can I use applescript to target an embedded sidebar button in a menu bar application?

I can access a menu bar application via applescript doing something like: tell application "System Events" to tell process "NordVPN" to ¬ tell menu bar item 1 of menu bar 2 ...
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Can anybody determine why the VPN menu is not showing my VPN configurations, or how to fix this?

M2 Mini, running Ventura. I have two VPN configurations in my VPN control panel (I used to have three, but more on that later). A few minutes ago, I went to establish a VPN connection, and found that ...
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How to identify this MacOs menu bar application logo

Apologies if I'm asking this question in the wrong StackExchange community, please let me know if that is the case, so I can delete my question. Since I couldn't identify this icon anywhere else, I ...
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Does anyone know what third-party app uses this menubar icon? [duplicate]

This icon appeared on the right side of my menu bar; it had no name or dropdown menu when I moused over it or selected it. I researched Apple documentation and believe it's something I installed and ...
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MacOS 11,12, and 13 Menubar gone and finder unresponsive

With more than 5 MacBook pro's I have the problem that sometimes the menubar is gone and finder is unresponsive. only thing working is moving the mouse. I can open up spotlight but cannot type ...
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Now Playing feature not displaying all tracks being played on Mac

I've been using the Now Playing feature on my Mac (Ventura 13.3.1) to control audio and video playback from multiple sources simultaneously. However, I have noticed that it only displays one player ...
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Are there any tools to group Menu Bar icons similar to Windows Taskbar?

In Windows, we can take certain icons out from the taskbar and an up arrow is shown. It can be clicked to show all the icons. I have attached a screenshot of it below. I have looked into tools like ...
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How to check the process of an icon in the menu bar and and permanently remove it

In the top menu bar of Mac OS X, there is an icon what says "GuitarTricks.com". I am not sure how/when it gets into the menu bar but want to identify the process and understand how to ...
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MacOS Monterey does not display icons in menubar

This is a weird issue.I am on a Mac Pro (Late 2013).This Mac was recently purchased via marketplace. Everything is functioning except for the missing icons on the menubar. Although all icons are ...
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How to access my top menu bar icons on Mac? [duplicate]

Laptop with the "island" (screenshot): External monitor (screenshot): Laptop photo (in real life) I can rearrange: Use the Command key if necessary to drag off menu items or re-arrange ...
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Access menu bar search via keyboard shortcut

I am used to bring up the menu bar search in any application by pressing Cmd + Shift + / on a US keyboard layout. However with my new MacBook this only brings up the Help window, since the shortcut ...
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Show / hide menu bar from command line on macOS Ventura

On macOS Ventura I can control the menu bar behaviour by going into system settings --> Desktop & Doc. It gives me four options for visibility: "Always", "On Desktop Only", &...
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How can I fit more things on my Mac Menu Bar? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro 16 inch, and because of the camera notch, I have very limited space on my Menu Bar (the top right part of the screen). Because of this, I can only see a handful of applications ...
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Hide Toolbar while in full screen mode

I am talking about the toolbar that appears under the menubar when hovering over it with the mouse (with red closing & green fullscreen button) As I'm using keyboard shortcuts to go in fullscreen ...
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