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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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 beta (20A4300b), this feature ...
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Unable to disable Bluetooth

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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Automate the repositioning and refreshing of menu bar icons?

Background When menu bar items are rearranged manually using Cmd+drag, macOS writes a new "preferred position" preference to each app that is showing a menu bar icon. (This preference helps, ...
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Is there a hack for “Save As…” command?

The only thing I like about Microsoft's implementation of the Common User Architecture is the Save As... feature, which makes it easy to use cloud storage, local backups, etc. I know, I know, you can ...
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'Change resolution' in menu bar

I just upgraded to Catalina with a new Mac... and am wondering if it is possible to change the screen resolution from within the menu bar? I was sure I used to do something like this years ago in ...
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Portable UI Applescript for choosing any menu item through any hierarchy of sub-menus

At the bottom of this page Apple explains how to use UI scripting to automate selecting menu items. There are two hardcoded examples that I'm drawing on in an effort to write a generic library script ...
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How to hide specific icon in menu bar? Mojave OS

I have a requirement to hide specific icon in menu bar (McAfee icon). Tried using "LSUIPresentationMode" in info.plist but still the icon is visible. Any other way to achieve this?
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Extra safari bookmark bar with only favorites icons

I lost this extra bookmark bar in Safari 13.1.1. It's not the normal favorites bar which you can activate in the view menu, but an extra one with icons. Just below the favorites. Anyone who knows how ...
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View Homekit Sensor in Toolbar

I have some sensors that I would like to be able to glance at to see their values in the toolbar on my Mac. Is there a program or an API to let me do this?
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Removing Citrix Reciver icon from Menu Bar

I switched companies and no longer need to use Citrix Receiver. I removed the app using CleanMyMac X, but the icon still appears on the menu bar in the upper right. It is greyed out, but I just want ...
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How can I remove TickTick's icon from the menu bar?

TickTick will not allow their users to remove its icon from the menubar in macOS. How can this be done?
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How to disable Viber icon in top menu bar on Mac OS

Viber 12.8.1 on Mac OS has no option to turn off the icon in the top menu. How this icon can be disabled using the terminal? I got rid of the Skype icon in the top menu with the following command: ...
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macOS status bar: Change keyboard layout icon

Can I change from this: low resolution language icon to this: simpler icon? I do like the lock-screen version more.
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Reverse behavior menu extension

I'm using a Wacom Cintiq. Normally using a mouse or touchpad menu's extend/dropdown to the right (unless not enough space on the screen, then to the left). Nice when your left-handed. But when your ...
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What is this immovable icon in my macOS menu bar?

I do not recognize it; reverse image search produces nothing. Command + click has no effect; nothing appears on regular click either. It appears whenever LibreOffice is open.
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How to access menubar items which are hidden by an application's menu? [duplicate]

This is how my menubar usually looks like However when I switch to IntelliJ, its long menu bar hides some of the icons How can I access icons that are positioned left to the wifi icon when IntelliJ ...
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Menu bar not shown when mouse on top of screen in full screen mode

Disclaimer: I am rather new to macOS. In full-screen mode, the menu bar is hidden and should show up when the mouse pointer is moved to the top edge of the screen. This stopped working today. No ...
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How to launch Trello on Login as menubar item?

Is there a way to launch Trello app on Login or startup, in menubar only state. Menubar only state : There's a window style dropdown option in Trello settings. When you choose Dock & Menubar ...
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When I use iTerm, the iTerm menus do not appear on the menu bar

Like iTerm and most other apps, when you run it the name of the app appears on the menu bar right next to the Apple menu. Recently this stopped happening for iTerm. I can start iTerm from the dock or ...
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Mac OS menu clicking slow, numbers down the side

I am running Mac OS 10.15.2. I rarely reboot my computer, but I had to turn it off to move it home due to Coronavirus, and I when I rebooted I found I had received an unwanted change. Now, whenever I ...
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Is there a way to display Apple Mail icon and inbox count in the menu bar? (by using Bitbar or similar apps)

I want to see the new emails count in the menu bar since my dock is set to automatically hide, and it drives me crazy that I have to manually check dock to see if there is a new email in the inbox. I ...
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Multiple menubars with external monitors

How can the menubar (with the Apple icon, active program name, and options. like File, Edit, View, History) be displayed on each monitor at the same time? Update: In the same desktop Space.
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How can I tell what is triggering Bluetooth in use icon on my menubar

I have enabled the Bluetooth menu bar item in System Preferences. Now, whenever a device is trying to talk to my Mac (or vice versa, I suppose) I will see the Bluetooth icon with 3-dots through it. ...
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Which app does this menu bar icon belong to?

I'm talking about the leftmost icon in the bar, to the left of the f.lux icon. Nothing happens when I click on it. And having opened the menu on another item and then navigating to the left or right ...
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How can I remove Skype 8's icon from the menu bar?

Skype 8 does not allow to remove its icon from the menu bar in their settings anymore. How can this be done?
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How to remove Skype menu bar icon from macOS?

I want to remove the Skype status icons from the menu bar of my MacBook, when the app is running. I see that Microsoft has been ignoring the same question from many user, for years. MS Forum. There is ...
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How do I get rid of Google Duo icon in Menu bar?

I just tried to download a bunch of different video apps to see which works best in my country and now I'm stuck with this one at the top. When I click on it, the screen shot shows what comes up. How ...
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applescript how to focus keyboard on menu bar 2

I am trying to get the keyboard to focus the right menu bar (Bartender 3 has this exact same feature). In System Preference, Shortcut, Keyboard there is a shortcut but it works only for the left menu. ...
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How do I add the wifi and bluetooth icon to the menubar programatically (from the command line)?

We have a large number of computers to set up and would like to add the wifi and bluetooth icons to the menubar. How can I turn these settings on via a shell script or command line instruction?
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No keyboard menu in Catalina

I often have to type "weird" characters so I turned on the keyboard menu in macOS. Since upgrading to Catalina, it has disappeared and I cannot get it back. In Settings->Keyboard->Keyboard I have "...
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How to I create a Dock menu for my AppleScript application?

I just created an application with AppleScript, and I would like to create custom menu items for its Dock menu, as shown in the image below. How do I do that? I'm somewhat familiar with AppleScript, ...
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How to see count of unread emails from the Mail app in the Mac OS menu bar?

What's the best way to see the count of unread emails from the Mail app in the Mac OS menu bar? (Bonus points if I can use it to open the Mail app as well.) I don't really use the Dock, and I've ...

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