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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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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Switch to a specific input source in OS X in Catalina with AppleScript

I use different keyboard layouts and switched between them using a simple script on changeKeyboardLayout(layoutName) tell application "System Events" to tell process "SystemUIServer" ...
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A way to run console commands in menu bar?

I have a couple of console commands that I a) want to run and stop at demand (optionally automated) and b) without opening terminal window and/or leaving it open, ideally from menu bar. Some of them ...
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How to get permanent dark menu bar & dock, but still use light & dark mode?

I know how to get a dark menu bar and dock in light mode, but that option disables the use of the full dark mode on macOS completely. I'm wondering if it's possible at all to still use light and dark ...
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A non-closed circle icon in macOS menu bar that I cannot remove

On the top menu bar I have a non-closed circle and every time I click on it I get the colourful (loading circle icon). I cannot remove this thing. What is that?
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Show menu bar icons in Catalina defaults command not working

In Catalina, allowed ZSH full disk access in preferences and ran defaults write com.apple.systemuiserver menuExtras -array "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Bluetooth.menu" "/System/...
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Show menu bar on multiple screens without separate spaces

I have two screens. I want: Windows to be able to span multiple screens A menu bar on both screens Is that too much to ask? There is an option that affects both of these: "Displays have separate ...
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macOS Mojave timed bug, Keychain password prompt by system services, Menu Bar disappears, windows become unfocusable

macOS Mojave version: 10.14.6 (18G87) I've been having a rather strange, but insanely annoying issue that occurs after a few days of uptime as of late with the following symptoms: The Menu Bar ...
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Menu bar finder scripts always missing

I've added several automator applications to the scripts editor folder and I'd like them to be available at all times in the menu bar dropdown menu. However they're only available in the Finder ...
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How to disable menubar in full screen mode? [duplicate]

Currently, in full screen mode, when I move the cursor to the top of the window, the menubar will appear and push the entire window downwards. This is distracting/bad UX especially for apps that have ...
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How to remove the sidebar in Apple Preview (presentation mode)?

Preview suddenly displays a sidebar on the left-hand side in presentation mode. I do not know how to disable this. This answer mentions Always Show Sidebar in the View menu, but this does not seem ...
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How can I hide an app from the dock while keeping it in the menu bar?

There's a messaging app I often use that includes both a menu bar icon (to hide/show the window, as well as indicate how many unread messages there are) as well as the app itself which resides in the ...
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Identify Menu Bar App — Up Arrow Line Underneath

There is an up arrow with a line underneath it in my menu bar. Clicking, right clicking, and CMD + Click does nothing. Also cannot drag and remove. Thoughts? I've never seen this before. Running ...
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Display Mic volume in the menu bar

In MacOS Mojave, I want to get the Mic volume icon to the menubar, just like the speaker volume icon. How can I do that? Like this.
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Menu bar clock differs from system time

I have a problem with the menu bar clock showing the wrong time after resuming from sleep. This doesn't happen a lot but when it does, I have to restart to fix it. I have checked that my timezone is ...
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How to change the appearance of volume & brightness overlay in dark mode?

As you all know, in MacOS Mojave Apple has released a thing called Dark Mode. My problem is that I got used to the previous appearance of dark mode, when there were only dark Dock and Menu Bar. I've ...
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Spotlight icon started flickering constantly

I'm running High Sierra 10.13.3 on a 15" rMBP, with Alfred v3.8.2 as my Spotlight alternative. I haven't used Spotlight for years, and I honestly can't remember if the icon was always there or not ...
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How to remove username@hostname from terminal bar?

currently this is how my terminal bar looks like, it's showing my full name and the hostname. I'd like to configure it so that this is removed and it only shows the directory, but I don't know how.
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How do I fix all menus and dialogs randomly becoming blank [duplicate]

Menu bar Right click context menu in Chrome for example - (Note: the issue is not limited to chrome. it affects the context menu in every app) Either the logout or shut down dialog - I can't tell ...
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Mac showing special characters in menu items

My Mac Pro is showing special characters "??????" in all my menu items. See image below: I am not sure how to fix this. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Mojave 10.14 Mouse Hover Suddenly Not Working

Today the mouse hovering functionality on my Mac simply stopped working. Moving my mouse to the dock causes one icon to enlarge, but then sliding left and right does not cause the others to enlarge. ...
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I have a strange 'binoculars' icon in my menu bar that disappears when I log in

On the lock screen in the top right corner of my Mac, there is a strange icon that disappears when I enter my password and log in. It would be great if somebody could tell me what that icon is, ...
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Can I delete the “remove the drive” menu in menu-bar in Catalina? [duplicate]

After upgrading my mac to Catalina beta, there is an added icon on the menu bar. It looks like a "remove the drive" button but I don't need it. Is it possible to remove it from the menu bar? Tapping ...
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Added LG monitor and cannot get display icon to show

MAC 10.3.6 cannot get the display icon to show up on the menu bar of my macbook pro AND the attached monitor. (older) LG 24M47H-P Display preferences show LG Full HD ✔️ Show mirroring options in ...
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Could not log in; restarted MacBook Air; icons exchanged position; Got a login warning at my iPhone [closed]

I took my MacBook Air offline and put it to sleep. After some 4 hours, I opened the lid, entered the password wrongly, corrected it and hit enter. The password field and the "next" arrow were greyed ...
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How to remove Adobe from menubar?

This Adobe menubar item is not making my life any better, how do I remove it permanently? I tried right-clicking it. That did nothing Tried command-dragging it. That failed. When I click it this ...
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Is it possible to make a macOS app accessible via Status menu?

Is there any way to place a macOS app in Status bar which does not originally have a Status bar component? Is there any simple app which can make this conversion for any macOS app?
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Preview virtual spaces in menu bar (like ubuntu)

Is it possible to have a preview of the virtual spaces in the menu bar, like this https://github.com/maho2nd/enhanced-ubuntu-workspace-indicator?          ...
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iStat Menus has disappeared from my menu bar the moment I upgraded to Mac OS 10.14.4

When I upgraded from Mojave 10.14.3 to 10.14.4, iStat Menus completely disappeared from my menu bar and I cannot seem to make it reappear no matter what setting I choose from within the main iStat ...
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How to stop menu bar from dimming when focusing on a different monitor

I have mojave (10.14.1) and use dark mode with each display having separate spaces (I have two screen in total). This means that there are two menu bars. Everytime I focus on a specific space, the ...
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Hack to hide TeamViewer dock icon, issue with restarting app

I don't like TeamViewer taking up space on the Dock. I followed this tutorial to hide the dock icon, leaving me with only a menubar icon, which works great. TeamViewer is set to start at login. ...
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How can I add custom items to the Apple menu?

I would like to add shortcuts to open apps such as Terminal, Google Chrome, Launchpad etc., or to open a folder as a sub-menu. Is it possible to do so? If yes, how do I do it? I am running macOS ...
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help weird icon on my menu bar

This icon just appeared on my macbook menu bar. The command + drag does not work. What is this icon for? How do I delete it?
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What font does macOS Mojave use? [duplicate]

What font is used in the macOS Mojave GUI? I am specifically looking for the font on the Menu bar. I did find another post here, but it only showed the fonts for the old MacOS versions. What's ...
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How to remove the ‘VPN is not configured’ icon from the menu bar on macOS?

I don’t know when it appears. Could you tell me how to remove or add the icon?
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Identify “CAPS” style icon in menu bar

I've got the following icon in my menu bar: And I'm unsure of its origin. It looks like it should be the CAPS icon, but I don't have CAPS Lock on. Even if I switch between it on and off, the icon ...
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Suddenly, menu bar applications have blue badges

I am using a MacBook Air 13' bought in 2017, running Mojave 10.14.1 (18B75). I recently removed malware and plugins named Weknow.ac. Now, several of the application badges and indicators in the menu ...
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Is there any program that can add titlebar functionality to the menubar panel?

Looking to reproduce the Unity/Gnome3 (Linux desktops) feature set on a Mac: specifically: adding various window management buttons to the menu bar panel (close, maximize, maybe tile left/right) ...
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Mojave: possible to disable menubar transparency?

I hate the transparent menubar in modern macOS versions. I used to avoid this by enabling the "Reduce Transparency" option in System Preferences > Accessibility > Display. In Mojave (on non-Retina ...
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How to turn off menu bar autohide in split view mode?

I use split view quite a bit for programming and want the menu bar to always be shown. Is there any way to do that?
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How to remove Cox Cloud Drive icon from menu bar?

Cox cable had a cloud storage system called Cloud Drive. They discontinued it several months ago. The icon is still in my menu bar. Their support services says they no longer support uninstalling it. (...
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How to remove third-party menu bar elements [duplicate]

I would like to remove third-party menu bar elements, e.g. a menu left by an application which I have removed from the Applications folder. I know that I can rearrange the elements if I command-click ...
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Customise menu bar icons

I'm looking to spice up Mojave a bit by adding colour to menu bar icons. Namely Wi-Fi and Battery icons. /System/Library/CoreServices/MenuExtras/Battery.menu/Contents/Resources and found the ...
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Why can I not set Safari keyboard shortcuts? Conflicts with secondary, unlisted Back/Forward commands

I use ⌘← and ⌘→ to move between tabs. I want to transfer this setting to Safari. The default Safari keyboard shortcuts shown in the menu bar list ⌘[ and ⌘] for Back/Forward: Despite those keyboard ...