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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Maximizing useful visual information, window placement limitations, screen notch -in MacOS Ventura [closed]

I had a 12+-year macbook pro, and have just bought a new one. I waited for a year when the notched macbook pro was released in the hope that they would fix their nasty interface choice: not allowing ...
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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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How to open submenu item in a menu bar item (Through Terminal) - Xcode Macbook

So right now I have... osascript \ -e 'tell application "System Events" to ¬' \ -e 'tell process "Xcode" to ¬' \ -e 'click menu bar item "Product" of menu bar ...
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Is there any way to make the menu bar on macbook floating?

I saw on google an article that had that kind of showing the Menu Bar of a mac, and I was wondering if there is a way to implement it. Thanks in advance! The article is from 9to5mac : https://9to5mac....
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How can I get back menu bar icon of an agent app?

I use Clipy.app and it's an "agent app", which means it runs in the background and doesn't appear in the Dock. By default, it shows the app icon on the top right of the menu bar of Mac. ...
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Any way to hide "Dock Icon" for Music App without disabling SIP [macOS Ventura]?

Apple's default Music app has controls already appearing in the Menubar, but even when switching to Miniplayer it is still always in Dock... It clutters the Dock for no reason and adds an additional ...
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com.apple.Installer-Progress causing missing progress bar

I have an issue where some machines are booting up with no menu bar. Through sleuthing I found that the "Installer Progress" app is running and holding the menu bar. Since it is running as ...
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Open menu of control center using apple script

I'm trying to change the focus mode using an apple script (I'm not interested in using shortcuts), but I don't know how to know the order of the menu item in the menu. Here is the first part of my ...
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What app icon is this?

This app icon appeared on my MacOS system menu bar above. Clicking on it doesn't appear to do anything. Anyone recognize it?
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Move App Menu to be with Title Bar

I'm coming from PC-land (Windows / X (Linux / FreeBSD)). I would like the "App Menu" (Microsoft Teams Edit View Window Help) to stay with the application window and the Red Yellow Green ...
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Cannot change Menu Bar size

I've attempted to resize the Menu Bar using System Preferences to large - I have then restarted the laptop but the Menu Bar is still the same size. It shows large is selected in System Preferences. I ...
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Show screen time in menu bar

I would like to show the official "screen time" macOS usage time in the menu bar, so that I immediately see how long the Mac has been used today. Is there an application for that, or does ...
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How to make now playing appear after pressing media keys

Is it possible to have the now playing information appear from the menu bar after pressing any media keys? Like if the next song is played, it will show the name of it. Like how windows does it:
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A keyboard shortcut to the top menu bar music sources

I have this icon in my Mac menu bar: It's very useful to toggle between two different audio source apps I have open at the same time. Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle between them (ie I want to ...
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Mac: How to get the status of a status icon on the menu bar of screen?

For a Chinese or Japanese user, we all need to input text other than English. Therefore we have an icon on the menu bar to show what is the current input mode. There are 2 or more icon faces for our ...
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Permanently hide menu bar

I know I can auto-hide the menu bar but is there a way to hide it permanently such that it doesn't reappear when the mouse cursor hits the top of the screen? I want to it to appear only with a ...
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Show menu bar in full screen for Studio Display only

I have 16 inch m1 MBP with Studio Display. The built-in screen have a notch so the space is wasted if I don't show menu bar in full screen, so I show that. However, I connect to the Studio Display ...
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In the macOS menu bar, the clock is hard to read during sleep focus

My mid-2015 MacBook Pro (Monterey 12.5.1) has recently started exhibiting a strange behaviour when the sleep focus is activated, and I'm not sure what might be causing this. As you can see it becomes ...
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What is the green download icon in the Mac menu bar?

I've done a reverse image search and come up with nothing. The icon is not clickable and I find nothing in the StartupItems folders or in the Login Items in the control panel. Can anyone tell me what ...
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Is it possible to have the menu bar stay in its place even when moving screens?

I had just reset my whole MacBook and while I was reconfiguring, I'd decided to keep the menu bar visible as all time (was kept hidden before). Right now, whenever I'm switching screens (3 finger ...
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How do I get the "percentage completed" to work on Automator apps?

When I create apps with Automator, they run with the little cog that appears in the top right. When I click the cog it says "0% completed (Run Shell Script)". This feature is documented ...
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How do I prevent Google Chrome menu search from searching my bookmarks?

I have a lot of bookmarks. Whenever I search menus on Google Chrome (cmd-shift-/) it appears to be searching through all of the bookmarks and it's very slow and actually can crash Chrome. Is there a ...
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After Kernel Panic, why no Menu Bar, Keyboard or Mouse Clicks?

This on a 2017 Retina 21" iMac Running MacOS 12.5 I am not looking for a solution to the kernel panic problem. I've given up on that. You can read about it here: How To Diagnose Too Many Kernel ...
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Menu bar doesn't free space in full screen mode

On my MacBook I found, that menu bar doesn't deoccupy space on top of the screen. When mouse moves away from menu bar, it disappears, but blank space persists and remains unusable. This is MacBook Pro ...
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What is this Down Arrow from the Menu Bar?

What is this down arrow from the Menu Bar? Can't remove or click on it. Could this be some virus???
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Several items missing from Menu Bar

On a MacBook Air M1 running Monterey 12.4 several items are suddenly missing from the menu bar, e.g: battery, date time, and more I tried: rebooting the device run in terminal killall SystemUIServer ...
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How to make Menubar visible in full screen but hide in full screen video?

New to Mac, got 14" MacBook Pro 2021 (with notch). macOS 12.5. Want to have Menu bar visible in fullscreen mode (so that notch screenspace would be in use rather than just left out black) BUT at ...
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How to prevent MacBook Pro notch from hiding menu bar icons (from the right)

In macOS Monterey it seems that menu bar entries can only occupy the space from the right corner to the notch in the middle. If you add more menu bar entries they just get hidden and you don't have ...
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Use the screen area next to the notch

I am using a MacBook Pro 16' inch with the M1 processor and thus have the infamous black notch (housing the webcam) at the top of the screen. I don't mind the notch at all and am not looking to hide ...
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Some app icons don't show up in my menu bar anymore

I'm running Monterey 12.4 on a recently acquired M1 2021 MBP. For the first few weeks, it was behaving great, and two apps I frequently used properly showed in the menu bar: A little calendar app ...
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Unable to remove symbol from mac menu bar

I have the symbol from the trend micro security agent in my menu bar and can't remove it. I tried to remove it via command + drag into the bin and also closing it in the activity monitor app didn't ...
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What is the terminal command to set menu bar items and screenshot location in Monterey?

these commands dont work anymore in mac os 12.x defaults write com.apple.screencapture location -string "$HOME/Pictures/Screenshots" defaults write com.apple.systemuiserver ...
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How does one display the full date and year and time at the top right in MacBook Pro Monterey?

I've Googled this and none of the options work. I tried going to clock but it doesn't work. The options in this page: https://www.howtoisolve.com/how-to-add-date-to-the-menu-bar-on-mac-macbook-change-...
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macOS - menulet constant reload/flicker

macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) issue menulet keeps flicker and won't stop (randomly) sometimes it stop for a little while. I've done the standard disk utility, reboot, single user mode. Only thing ...
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In Safari, both "NEW TAB" and "NEW TAB AT END" always do *exactly* the same thing: add tab at end. Fix?

Hi all– So when I click on "New Tab" OR "New Tab At End" (pressing the Option key) from the File menu (same if I use only the associated hotkeys), the same thing happens: I get a ...
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Where do I find the language icon change mention that happened in macOS 12.4 upgrade?

I cannot find the mention about the removal of flags and replacing them with country codes for language switcher. I am talking about this change: Previously there was a full-fledged American flag ...
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How do I get back the input source flags on my menu bar?

I just upgraded to macOS Monterey 12.4 and now the flags, primarily the one for the current input source, is gone from the menu bar and was replaced with a country code. I find the colored flags much ...
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"Now Playing" icon will not go away in Monterey

This image says it all. As you can see, I have turned off Now Playing's "Show in Menu Bar", but it's still there. Yes, I have closed and opened the control panel, clicked various controls in ...
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script menu keeps disappearing from menu bar

The script menu (and only the script menu) keeps disappearing from my menu bar (MacBook Air). It happens on my current Mojave, but has been happening through previous OS as well. I know how to open ...
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macOS: number of found help menu items?

It seems that the number of found help menu item of the macOS help function is restricted for any application (at least in High Sierra) to, in total, ten entries. Is there a way to increase the number ...
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Red dot in Adobe Creative Cloud macOS menu bar icon

I have installed Adobe Creative Cloud on my MacBook. This causes an Adobe CC icon to be added to the macOS menu bar. Frequently, this Adobe CC icon has a red notification circle: 🔴 When I click on ...
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When auto-hiding the [top] MacOS menubar can that area be used by applications?

I have "Automatically hide and show the menu bar on desktop" enabled: The Menu Bar is hidden - but the newly opened up desktop area at the top of the screen (as shown in Red rectangle below)...
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How can I force Dark theme on menu bar?

I am using macOS Monterey 12.3. From Desktop & Screen Saver => Desktop I have selected Dark (Still) under Big Sur. When I reboot the machine menu bar color is always light, as light blue, ...
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Can't use Applescript Ui scripting to click 3rd-party menu bar item

Looks like my question may be a dup of this question from 2017, but I am posting as it seems to be unanswered. I am trying to automate switching sound outputs in a menu bar app called SpeakerAmp. The ...
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How to change the color of the top menu bar on Monterrey to light gray?

I just upgraded my mac from Big Sur to Monterey and the color of the top bar changed from gray to this color: I went to system preferences->Accessibility->Display and checked "Reduce ...
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Can macOS Monterey alter the text input menu to show only flag icon?

In pre-Monterey versions, the text input menu item, if enabled, only showed a representative flag icon. As of macOS Monterey, it shows the flag icon and a textual description. This unnecessarily ...
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Showing a folder in the menu bar?

Is it possible to "have a folder" on the menu bar, so that when you click it shows its content ?
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How to change the sound output device with keyboard

I would like to be able to change the output device sometimes, for example to switch between headphones and speakers, without having to use the mouse. I've figured out how to focus the 'status menu' ...
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Keyboard shortcut to toggle between analog and digital clock, date, and day of the week

Is there a way to create a shortcut so that I can display the clock differently? I would like to have the option for the menu bar to show only the analog clock without the date or the day of the week: ...
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How to Disable Chrome File menu bar from auto-hiding

Is there a way to preserve the bar at the top of Chrome that has File, Edit, View, History etc, without it auto-hiding? I find this extremely annoying that my window size changes with this auto-hide. ...

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