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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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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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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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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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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Create Custom Drop Down Menus in the Finder Toolbar

Any Dropbox users out there will recognize the drop down menu that one can add to their Finder toolbar. Upon discovering that this existed, I immediately wondered if/how I could create my own sort of ...
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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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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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Replacement for Isolator

It seems that one of my all time favourite apps Isolator has been abandoned. While it still works, it hasn't been updated in forever, could use some customization features and it isn't ready for ...
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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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How to show the macOS menu bar on fullscreen mode

When you maximise apps to fullscreen on Mac OS Sierra, the menu bar is hidden. This is expected, because it's full screen, but if you're using an app with tabs (like Visual Studio Code), the menu bar ...
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Make the menu bar in Yosemite opaque

In Mavericks and earlier, it was possible to make the menu bar opaque, rather than the default translucent look. Now in Yosemite, it looks like translucency is the default, and the setting is gone ...
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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 can I select an item from the icon bar alongside the menu bar using only keyboard keys?

I have intermittent problems using a built-in MacBook mouse (another story), and need to select the Bluetooth icon from the menu bar using only the keyboard: It appears that the shortcut keys Ctrl-F2 ...
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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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Create a keyboard shortcut for macOS Share Menu

UPDATE: Added screenshots to clarify what the macOS share menu is. This is located on iOS and macOS as an arrow icon on Apple applications (a majority of them). The screenshots are from Safari's share ...
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Make the Menu Bar never show while in Full Screen

Pretty much every application I use in full-screen (including Firefox, MacVim and the Terminal) have tabs on the top of the screen. The problem is, when I move my mouse to reach the tabs I'll often ...
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Can AppleScript be able to click the menu extra of a 3rd-party app?

Many 3rd-party apps have small menu icons at the top-right corner of the menu bar such as Evernote, iStat, Parallels Desktop and so on. I tried to write some AppleScripts to click those menu icons, ...
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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 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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App to display IP address in menu bar?

I deal with a lot of external servers where the firewall must be configured to allow SSH access. I frequently need to know my external IP address, and it changes often. Does anyone know of an ...
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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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Can I move the top menu bar?

As a Windows/Fedora/Mac/Ubuntu user, the menubar at the top of the screen has always bugged me. It doesn't go away and you can't move it. I've tried dragging it away in vain several times. It would ...
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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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Is there a way to make the Menu bar show at all times in fullscreen windows?

I'm new to macOS and I really like the way you can assign a window to be it's own Desktop via full-screening. However, I have an issue with the default way the Menu bar works in full-screen. I often ...
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Menu bar and right-click menu blank

So after working on my Macbook for a while. Menus will start blanking out. Right click on Chrome in dock: Top menu bar totally blank: Right click on desktop: Clicking the black Apple icon in the ...
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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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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 see my CPU and memory usage meters in the menu bar?

I'd like to be able to view my cpu and memory usage in real time. Not as a desktop widget or window application, but as a widget in the menu bar. Is this possible?
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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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How to hide Spotlight in menu bar but leave the ⌘Space keyboard shortcut?

I want to hide spotlight from the menu bar I never click this button. So I followed the instructions here and used this code to change the Spotlight file in some way: sudo perl -pi -e 's|(\x00\x00\...
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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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Script to relocate the menu-bar on dual monitors set-up

Is there a script that could be written to achieve this: In System Preferences/Displays... is it possible to relocate the menu bar ...via a script? My set-up is one monitor and a Cintiq. I either work ...
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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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How do I hide the Spotlight icon on Yosemite, but keep the Spotlight functionality?

I use Spotlight in OS X, and I have long disliked its attachment to the menu bar. Now, in Yosemite, Spotlight shows up as an overlay in the middle of the screen when summoned, much like other ...
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How can I set up a keyboard shortcut for switching input source?

I have to change my language option very often. It is hard when I write something with combination of both "English" & "Bangla", because I have to change that option rapidly. Is there any way to ...
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How to remove wireless network utility icon from the menu bar?

I installed the driver of TP-Link's wireless network adaptor, and it ships with a wireless network utility which shows an icon on the menubar. It is invalid to click or drag this icon, and I even can'...
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How can you active the Script Menu Bar with AppleScript?

In AppleScript if you want to show the Script Menu in the menu bar you have to: Click Applications Scroll down and click Utilities Click Script Editor (this was called AppleScript Editor in older OS ...
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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?          ...