Questions tagged [menu-bar]

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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Hidden menu bar is shown on wrong monitor

I have Automatically hide and show the menu bar selected in System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar (macOS 11.1). On a single monitor, moving the mouse to the top of the screen shows the menu bar ...
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Menu bar stops working on M1 MacBook Air

When running Big Sur on an M1 MacBook Air, the menu bar stops working and is completely unresponsive. All other areas of the screen work normally. The setup is M1 MacBook Air running in clamshell mode,...
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Big Sur menu bar changes color from black to white when switching virtual desktops – possible to pin it to a single color?

So my menu bar changes its color when I switch virtual desktops. On desktop 1, I have black text on a white menu bar. On Desktop 2, it is white text on white menu bar. On desktop 3 and beyond, it is ...
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Moving macOS Mail App Icon From Dock to the Menu Bar

The Mail app built into macOS isn't the nicest thing in the world, the UI looks dated and Outlook is a much better alternative (for me at least). The problem that I am facing is that I need the macOS ...
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Why is the date in my menu bar transparent? [duplicate]

Late at night, my menu bar looks like this: Does anyone know why the date is transparent? It's really hard to read like this. Can I turn this off?
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Why are my menu bar and windows in my monitor going out of the screen edge? [duplicate]

This issue is really driving me nuts for a while. I have a Mac Book Pro and using a usb C hub with an hdmi port. I am running a HDMI connector to my monitor. Its fairly decent. Acer 27P with 1080 p ...
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unknown icon on Mac menu bar [duplicate]

I found the following unknown icon on the menu bar of my Mac. Has anyone an idea what it means and how it got there ? Nothing happens if I click on it, and I can't move or remove it.
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Accessibility > Menu Bar sizing does not seem to work at all?

I've recently acquired a 4K 32" display and decided I'll stick with 4k without scaling (IMO scaling is virtually useless for 4k, you can barely use the MacOS it's that sluggish, really ...
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Reset ordering in Menu bar to default?

I shuffled the icons in the Manu Bar around, and now decided, I would like to have the default ordering back. How can I reset the custom ordering to the default ordering? Rainer
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How to remove software/drivers related to Alfa Networks Wifi Adapter

Alfa Networks Wifi Adapter installed some software onto my Mac, and I don't know where to look to remove it. Specifically I am trying to get rid of this in my menu bar.
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macOS Big Sur menu bar color on Parallels

Having macOS Big Sur installed in Parallels, I'm trying hard to change menu bar color according to the wallpaper used. This is needed to debug an issue with some macOS application. And, seeing clearly ...
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Big Sur Control Centre Configuration

Is there a way to edit the widgets surfaced in control centre by editing a config or plist at all? Reason for asking is that I was configuring my menu, and cmd+dragged the fast user switching option ...
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How to identify a strange item on my menubar?

After rebooting recently, I noticed a new, unknown icon showing up in my menubar (I'm on Mac OS 10.15.7). Right clicking / double tapping on it does nothing. When I open Activity Monitor, I see ...
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Looking to create a keyboard shortcut to open the Share menu

I understand how to create a custom keyboard shortcut to a specific app within a nested menu, but does anyone know how to open the Share menu from the Menu Bar via a keyboard shortcut?
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Menu Bar- clock-Big Sur

I am successfully using 'defaults write com.apple.menuextra.clock IsAnalog -bool true' to replace to a smaller icon the Apple clock in Big Sur. Is there a code to revert to Apple's clock if ever ...
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Shrink Chrome menu?

Is there any way to shrink or shorten the Chrome menu? It has so many options that due to its length, it's preventing me to see the remainder of my icons that are shown from the right hand side (check ...
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Revert UI on Big Sur?

How can I revert the Big Sur UI changes, especially Finder's? While it looks cleaner, it now takes 2 clicks to change the Finder's view type of gallery, list, icons, or columns. I would rather have ...
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Big Sur: Remove extra horizontal padding in menubar [duplicate]

In Big Sur MacOS update menubar icons have extra horizontal padding compared to previous OS versions. All the icons I need just simply not fitting there. And they used to fit in Mojave. I am still not ...
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Speaker / sound icon doesn't change in menu bar in Big Sur?

This is a very minor thing, but when headphones were connected under Catalina/Mojave, the sound icon on the menu bar would change to let you know they had connected. But under Big Sur, it doesn't ...
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MacOS Mojave stopped showing certain icons in the menu bar

Recently I started up my computer (MBP 2015) and I realized all of the system icons were missing. The time, wifi, keyboard, etc were are missing. However all of the icons that come from programs I ...
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Menu bar and Battery preference pane display different battery percentages on Big Sur

Why does my Mac display different battery percentages in the menu bar and in System Preferences > Battery? Maybe this has to do with battery optimization, like mentioned in this question, but why ...
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Show leading zeros in menu bar clock (Big Sur)

I upgraded to Big Sur and somehow the clock in the menu bar has lost the leading zero. At 08:20 in the morning, it shows "8:20" instead of "08:20". I can't seem to change this ...
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Show Battery percentage on Mac OS Big Sur

After I upgraded my mac to big sur the battery on the menu bar only show bar/not percentage like before. How to show percentage again? I go to battery preference but no that option.
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Date and Time only partially visible in Big Sur

As you can see in the image above, the date and time are dimmer than normal. How do I fix this?
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Volume icon in menu bar disappear randomly in Big Sur

Since I updated to Big Sur, my volume icon disappear and I always have to go on Preferences to display it again. I don't know what's the reason. Is there a solution to that ? Is there a terminal ...
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Preserving the order of status bar icons between restarts

I know I can reorder them manually using Command key and mouse drag and drop, but this order is not preserved between the restarts. The order seems to be according to the order the apps managed to ...
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macOS Big Sur - how to show exact time when clicking on analog clock in the menu bar?

I just upgraded to macOS Big Sur and this is my menu bar and the analog clock is at the end: When I click on the analog clock, notifications and widgets are shown, while in Catalina, the exact time ...
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How do you remove the time from the menu bar in Big Sur

In Big Sur the notification toggle in the menu bar is now the clock. I am currently using iStat Menu to display the clock in the menu bar, so it looks bad having two times in the bar. Example: Is ...
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Can the spacing of menu bar apps be modified in Big Sur?

It's much too wide, which is a problem if you use a lot of menu bar apps.
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What is this globe icon with blue down arrow in my menu bar?

At far left of my top bar you can see a globe-like network sort of icon with what I interpret as a blue download arrow. This icon appeared recently for the first time for unknown reasons. Clicking it, ...
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Disable the “Dwell” menubar entry

I accidentally enabled the Dwell menubar option with Onyx and can't figure out how to disable it. The "Show dwell actions in menu bar" option is already unchecked under System Preferences-&...
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“citrix receiver” macOS menu bar delay on mouse pointer proximity

I have this behaviour of Citrix Receiver on MacOs Mojave that when I take the mouse pointer close to the top of the screen. MacOs(parent OS) menubar shows up instantly. Which is very annoying ...
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How to only show Time Machine menu bar icon when backup drive is available?

I like having the Time Machine icon available in my menu bar so I can see the progress on backups. This information, though, is only useful to me when my external hard drive is plugged in. When it's ...
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Finder always opens as a small window on the top left corner of the screen

Finder always opens as a small window on the top left corner of the screen. I adjust the window size, position, but after a while when I open the window again it opens as a small window on the top ...
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How do I remove all the menu bar icons from MacOS Big Sur apart from cmd + dragging?

I want to remove all the menu bar items like wifi, spotlight, Bluetooth, etc. Command + dragging works but it's not a feasible option since we have a lot of terminals. Is there any other way to do the ...
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How to display network statistics in the menu bar?

I already know how to view network activity using Activity Monitor. But today I saw someone with network statistics displayed in the menu bar: How is this achieved?
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What's this icon in menu bar on Macbook Pro? [duplicate]

Does anyone know what's this icon to the left of battery status in the menu bar? It looks like binoculars. This appears only on lock screen, and disappears as soon as I login (either through TouchID ...
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Why these window couldn't appear in the right location after enabling “Auto hide menubar” feature on macOS Catalina?

On my mac, I have enabled auto hide menubar and auto hide Dock. After then, I found some applications didn't work as expected. Like Noizio, which is a white noise generation app, it often starts as ...
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Add volume percentage to the menu bar?

Does anyone know a solution to easily add the current output volume percentage to the menu bar?
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Safari Developer Menu Disabled

Why would my "Show Safari Develop menu" option be grayed out and not clickable? I've tried to find steps to enable it, but they all simply say click on the checkbox. Do I need to log in and ...
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Is it possible to extend desktop with mission control spaces (no dock, icons, menubar on second or third space)?

I googled and didn't find anything, I know changing wallpapers is allowed for different spaces, on a single macbook is it possible to have the second and other spaces be different from the first like ...
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How to add bluetooth menu to login window?

I have a bluetooth mac keyboard which I'm trying to use between two macs. I also have two dedicated mice for each machine. How can I connect (takeover) the keyboard from the login window, in order to ...
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Access Application Menu Item with AppleScript

I am trying to create a global hotkey for a function of an app by building an AppleScript in Automator.app and then assign a hotkey to it in Service. But the AppleScript doesn't work. Specifically, I'...
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Show network name next to wifi icon?

Is there a way to show the currently connected network name next to the wifi icon in the menu bar?
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Menu Bar Display icon has disappeared from the macOS Menu Bar

The Display icon has disappeared from my Menu Bar and I cannot figure out how to get it back. The ability to add it to the toolbar has disappeared from System Preferences > Displays I found an ...
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Focus menu bar Help menu Search field in different keyboard layouts

In the default U.S. QWERTY keyboard layout, pressing ⌘⇧/ (aka ⌘?) opens the Help menu item and focuses the Search field. Pressing the keyboard shortcut and then typing allows you to easily search ...
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Eject on menu bar shows “No Drives” even though an external drive is connected

I have an external drive connected to my mac and I'm able to eject it from the finder window or the desktop like usual. Finder: Desktop: But, I would like to be able to eject it from a menu bar icon....
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Mac Vanilla Menu Bar App - How can I move the icon around?

This is my current menu bar. The little caret at the far left is the Vanilla app hiding some icons. Works great, but I want to move the caret all the way to the right. Is there a way to do that? Using ...
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How to see the full date on macOS Big Sur?

With default settings, the clock on macOS Catalina shows the current day of the week and the current time. You can click the clock to reveal the full date. In the Big Sur update, this dropdown seems ...
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Unable to disable Bluetooth [closed]

How can I disable Bluetooth on my MacBook Air? The option to disable it is greyed out in System Preferences and is non-existent from the Bluetooth menubar. I'm currently using the latest MacOS ...

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