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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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.
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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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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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