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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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iStat Menus: show only CPU icon in menu bar

I am having trouble finding a way for iStat Menus to show only CPU icon in the menu bar. In iStat Menus settings I have only CPU&GPU enabled: Moreover, I have disabled all active items for ...
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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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AppleScript to Option-click on the Dropbox Menu Bar Icon

I have an AppleScript that does a simple "mouse" click on the Dropbox menu bar icon (Menu Extra or Menulet). It works well. tell application "System Events" tell UI element "Dropbox" tell menu ...
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Is there a way to rename menu items in Firefox?

Google Chrome has a keyboard shortcut that I really like, command + shift + B. It hides and shows the bookmarks toolbar so I can use a new tab extension without worrying where my bookmarks are going ...
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Icons on menu bar redraw at each monitor change

I have an issue with my setup that drives me nuts and is more and more annoying. I have a 4 displays setup and each time I change of monitor most of the icons in the menu redraw and introduce lag ...
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Sub menu for the menu bar ?

Ive got various menu bar icons all of which i use, but they are beginning to take up too much room. Is there a way i can get them all to sit under a sub menu in the menu bar ? Im running OSX 10.10.5
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Add Energy Saver to menu bar?

On my iMac, I tend to adjust the Turn off display after: from short to long and back again, pretty frequently. It would be convenient if I could get to this with one click, perhaps from the menu bar. ...
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Where are macOS icons stored?

For example, icons in the tray, where are these icons stored? Can they be modified (without installing third-party software)? sh-3.2# system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType Software: System ...
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Show menubar in fullscreen

Yes this is different than other "show menubar in fullscreen" I have a program where i make my own tests for people in class and when opening it i have to close all my programs that's ok for me but ...
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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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Symbolic integration in Grapher.app?

Several months ago I was using Grapher, something strange happened. Instead of going to Equation → Integrate, I clicked the symbols menu (with the summation notation, cube root, etc.) and clicked the ...
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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 to get back the missing monitor option in High Sierra's menubar?

When plugging in an external monitor on my MacBook-pro Sierra I could set the monitor options to show up on the menu bar. That works like a charm. Since the upgrade to High Sierra, I am not able to ...
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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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Two strange icons in my menu bar

I have two annoying icons in my menu bar. The first I have no clue at all. If I try to click on it, the pointer changes to the "waiting coloured ball". The second one relates to Malwarebytes that I ...
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Service crashes when using AppleScript to click menu bar icon [duplicate]

The following AppleScript code clicks the WiFi icon found in the menu bar (source): tell application "System Events" to tell process "SystemUIServer" to tell (menu bar item 1 of menu bar 1) to click ...
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Show Date but no Time in Menu Bar

Is it possible to show only the date in the menu bar and not the clock. When I go to System Preferences > Date & Time, I can only remove both, but I'd like to keep the date and only hide the time. ...
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Where is the preferences file for the Adobe Application Manager Update Notifier menubar app?

On my OSX 10.6 MacBook, the Adobe Application Manager menubar app always launches at login. It's supposed to have a settings button but this button does not appear since the app only shows "The update ...
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Is there a Terminal command to open a Mac menu bar item?

Suppose I want to open a specific app which has an icon on the menu bar tray, is it possible to do it using a shell command? In my case, there is an app called "Quick View Calendar" (available in ...
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What's a good replacement for MenuMeters on the newest macOS?

https://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters/ says it does not support the newest version of macOS any more. What's a good replacement?
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How to hide an application from the dock and app switcher without hiding the menu bar?

I use the application Desk Cover which creates an effect of the desktop being in the background when there are windows open in front of it. However, I am wondering if it is possible to hide the ...
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High Sierra how to move menu bar to external monitor

[MBP 2014, Mac OS High Sierra] I managed to crack the lower left corner of my screen last night, the power cable flicked into the space as I was closing the lid. As a result, I'm missing a couple ...
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How can I get access to menu bar item in Bartender 3 using AppleScript?

For the software on the top-right menu bar, I can use the following AppleScript to access the menu bar items like this activate application "SystemUIServer" set deviceName to "Somebody’s AirPods" ...
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Prevent menu bar from dropping down while in fullscreen

Though the menu bar is hidden in fullscreen, mousing to the top makes it drop down. This really bugs when switching between tabs on certain programs. Is there any way to change this setting?
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Remove menu bar and dock from external monitor?

I have a MacBook Air (10.13.2). I'd like to play videos full screen on an external monitor, while still being able to continue working on my MacBook. I can't get it the way I'd like. Whenever I click ...
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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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Removing icon from menu-bar

Does anyone know how to permanently remove an icon put in the menu bar by DYMO label maker software? I can right click it and remove it, or drag it off the menu bar. However, it returns upon a ...
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Menubar turns solid white or transparent

I have an interesting problem for quite some time now. My menubar turns all sorts of states on external monitors. I have a 3-monitor-setup on an iMac 5K. I use two external Dell displays to the left ...
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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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Restoring the Keychain Access menu bar item

Like others I have been mourning the loss of the Keychain Access menubar item. In the thread I linked to, the OP him-or-herself proposes a self-described “crude workaround” that involves copying the ...
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Location Services shown on menu bar even though all apps are disabled

I have encountered a weird problem with my Macbook Pro (mid 2017/macOS Sierra 10.12.6). It shows the Location Services icon on the menu bar, many times a day, even after unchecking all application ...
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How can you find which monitor has the menu bar in AppleScript?

Playing with AppleScript I want to manipulate the location of a few windows with position but I'm having an issue defining the monitor. Currently I have several different size and brand monitors I ...
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Does (High) Sierra set a higher bar for menu bar apps?

Previously with El Capitan, an app such as smcFanControl (2.6) could furrow in an obscure way into the OS. Has something changed in either Sierra or High Sierra? After sleeping and waking up, the ...
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Modifying the Menu Bar

TL;DR I'm attempting to locate the system files/variables responsible for drawing the menu bar in Sierra so that I can tweak the color and opacity, and would love any information you might have on the ...
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How to hide menu bar icon without using external apps?

I want to remove an icon from showing in the menu bar of a 3rd party usb wireless receiver. Anyone knows how to do it without using an external app on macOS?
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Sierra 12.6 dark theme, system icons stay black

When I enable the dark dock + menubar option, system icons on the upper right corner remain black instead of becoming white. To be clear, the menus on the left hand side switch correctly, as do my app ...
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Menu bar turns red on secondary screen

I recently updated to macOS High Sierra recently and noticed that sometimes there is a red bar/background over the right side of the menu bar, near time and Siri icons. This happens only on the ...
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How to shorten month name in High Sierra menu bar

I've updated to High Sierra and one thing that I immediately noticed as an OCD-guy was the full name of the month in menu bar: I like keeping things as short as possible and I want to revert it back ...
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High Sierra 10.13 : Keychain Access Menubar Item Missing?

Is the Keychain Access Menubar Item missing for anyone else? The in-built Help app still claims setting the Keychain Access Menubar Item is possible through Keychain Access > Preferences > General. ...
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Want menu and dock to remain visible when youtube fullscreen and Mission control is NOT set to Displays have seperate Spaces

I found a lot of people wanting to hide the dock and I need the reverse, I'm a developer and like to watch youtube (I use chrome) on one of my multiple monitors while I work on the other two monitors (...
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Cannot delete icon on menu bar

I cannot delete an icon from my menu bar. If I click the command button and drag it off of the menu bar, it shows a circle with a line through it, which is an indicator to me that this action is not ...
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Day-O clock not starting by itself on restarting Mac

I am using Day-O as the clock on the menu bar in place of the default clock. After installation I have checked "Launch Day-O at login" but whenever I restart my mac Day-O does not start by itself. I ...
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Can I make certain menus always show ⌥option + click results?

Specifically in reference to the Volume menu item in the menu bar; As I am frequently changing audio input/output settings, and never using the slider that the normal volume menu click shows (I ...
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Where/how did this menu-bar application implant itself?

After installing a given application that shows an icon in the menu bar, I would like to delete it. A sudo rm -fr /Applications/foobar.app, followed by a reboot, is insufficient; the menu bar ...
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Applescript run from menu bar?

I am aware of the Script Editor menu. That is not what I'm looking for. Is there a way to run an Applescript from the menu bar? I can save it as a file and run it from the Script Editor menu, and I ...
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How can i disable menu blinking after selecting a menu item in macOS

I want to disable the slow menu blinking which occurs after I've selected a menu entry from any menu in macOS. It always takes about half a second or more and is just a waste of time since I know what ...
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Day-O clock format in macOS menu bar

I am using Day-O as the clock on the menu bar in place of the default clock. By default, Day-O is showing the display like below: Can someone let me know if it is possible to change the format to ...
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Placing Day O in exact place of where default calendar is placed in Menu bar

I am using Day-O in place of Mac's default clock in the menu bar. But now Day-O is placed in the left as shown below:- Is there a way I can drag Day-O to the same location as default Mac Clock in ...
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How to make sections in the Script Editor menu

I'm aware that I could just put a folder in the Script Editor menu and thus make sub-menus. However, I find that just a tad annoying. If I put a script in Scripts/Applications/X, I'm able to get a ...
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Edit default Finder MenuBar shortcut

I use a custom keyboard and unfortunately, the command: < ctrl+cmd+n > in the Finder to create new folder with selection doesn't work for an obscur reason, so I would like to change it to another ...