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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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How to change date format on menu bar without extra apps?

This is how it looks right now These are my "Language & Region" settings There is clearly a bug involved. I don't want use an app to solve such ridiculously simple prolem. It should be reading ...
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Grayed out “Redirect” option in OSX Mail.app

Running recent Mavericks (10.9.5) I am wondering why I can only sometimes redirect messages, as opposed to forwarding, as in principle being offered via "Message > Redirect". Sometimes this works, ...
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change flag in menu bar to Indian flag

For India they have Hindi language but it does not have an Indian flag on it. Is there any way to add custom flag images in menu bar? even if its a hackish way to do it. I am ready for it. I just ...
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Hide the menu bar in Yosemite

Is it possible to completely hide the menu bar on an external monitor? I'm using my laptop with a projector, and while I can set the desktop background to completely black, the menu bar is still there....
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Use keyboard for accessing Emacs Menu

I am using the brew install emacs version of gui-based emacs. After using the mac shortcut to access the Menu bar, I am able to use the mnemonic to access the individual top level menu items: e.g. ...
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Menu bar on web pages not visible in Safari

I am facing this problem when ever I am visiting any website that has go a Menubar on the top, then the part remains half invisible in Safari. See below: Here is screenshot of SoF site on Safari: ...
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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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How to disable auto menu showing on fullscreen on Yosemite?

So when using full screen on any app is there a way to disable the top menu from auto showing when you hover over it? It's pretty annoying because when it pops open it shifts down the entire screen. ...
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Is there a program that will let me move an item from my Dock to my Menu Bar?

And I don't mean like StatusDock, which will move it to the menu bar but also keeps it in the dock. I'd prefer it to just be gone from the Dock. Any way you can do this?
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Any way to have CPU temperature in the menu bar?

I tried SMC fan control and Temperature Monitor but it does not update the temperature and I do not wish to change the fan speed.
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Mac OS X menu bar music player

Anyone know of a menu bar app that will allow you to pick a song out of your iTunes library and play it, without having to have iTunes running. Alarm Clock allows you to do that (but you need to ...
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Menubar icons being cut off

For quite some time I've been having a few problems with menubar icons. Specifically long ones being cut off. Here the Adobe Icon and the play icon (for an app called Bee) are being cut off What the ...
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How can I move a MS Word “toolbox” when the grab area is behind the OS X menu bar?

MS Word has positioned what they call a "toolbox" so that the area you click on to drag it is hidden behind OS X's menu bar, as shown in the screen capture below... There is no place on the palette (...
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Create Custom Drop Down Menus in the Finder Toolbar

Happy (belated-ish) new year! Hope it's been a great one. Any Dropbox users out there will recognize the drop down menu that one can add to their Finder toolbar. Upon discovering that this existed, ...
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Scale menu bar size

I am sure by this time a lot of us are using 2560 or a new 4K displays, which allow to fit a lot of content in. However, the size of the menu bar becomes pretty difficult to read on them so my ...
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Mac menu bar not showing some icons?

I'm running Yosemite 10.10.1 on a MacBook Air (early 2014), and I'm not seeing some icons on menu bar and folder and on browsers too. I have been trying to look for what's wrong on System Preferences, ...
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Menu bar icons disappearing when connecting USB device

If I plug something into one of the USB ports on my Mac 17″ (after upgrading to Yosemite) my Menu Bar at the top of the desktop keeps disappearing and reappearing. The icons keep flashing on and off. ...
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window hidden behind menu

the top of my photoshop is hidden under my mac menu and I can't seem to get it back to normal
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Yosemite: is there a way to put back Spotlight under the magnifying glass?

I would like to get the Spotlight prompt under the magnifying glass positioned in the top right of the screen under the menu bar. Yosemite shows it in the middle of the screen. Is this configurable ...
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How can I remove the eject button from my menubar when cmd-drag won't work?

I have an eject icon in my menubar that I cannot remove by command-dragging it out of the bar. Is there a command I can run in Terminal?
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Shuttle like app but for running any command

I was really impressed with Shuttle app for mac: http://fitztrev.github.io/shuttle/ I want similar app which can manage the frequently accessed folders/files and commands (like start/stop/restart of ...
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Space number in menubar

Is there a way to show the space number in the menubar so you can easily tell which desktop you are on in yosemite?
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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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Icons disappearing from menu bar

I have the problem that occasionally on startup, icons are missing from the menu bar. This includes e.g. Clock, User name, Wi-Fi, Menu Meters and Notification Center. It does not apply to e.g. Little ...
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OSX Yosemite full screen menu bar

Is there a way to always keep the menu bar visible in full screen mode? When developing I like having certain applications take up the full screen but I find the delay in bringing down the menu bar ...
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Change the menu bar icon of WhatPulse

I'd like to make the WhatPulse icon white to make it match the rest of the icons in Yosemite dark mode. I've looked in the package contents of WhatPulse.app, but I don't find any images in the ...
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Is there a way to rename “Remaining” to “Apple Juice Remaining”?

On a MacBook Pro, is there a way to change the text in the battery life drop down? Specifically, where it says "X:XX Remaining" I want it to say "X:XX of Apple Juice Remaining" Why? Because a good ...
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Display spaces in menu-bar on Mavericks

How to display the current space number in the menu-bar with Mavericks? Like it had been possible in previous versions of Mac OSX?
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Stop Yosemite menu bar redraw [duplicate]

The menu bar seems to redraw itself each time I switch from monitor to other. here's a short video of this happening. This guy seems to have the same problem. I tried using guest account without any ...
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Prevent redraw of menu bar icons Yosemite

When switching between two screens, all the icons in the menu bar appear to be re-drawn, causing an annoying jittery effect. This started happening after upgrading to Yosemite. Is there any ...
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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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Hide/Show Battery Icon in Menu Bar with AppleScript

Is there any method to display the battery menu bar status item with AppleScript? I’ve tried to browse the script library but unable to find one that matches this capability. I simply want to toggle ...
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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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Scriptable menu bar icons

Is there an easy way I can add custom icons to the menu bar status area? Ideally something like Growl (e.g., where you can just execute a command) but instead of notifications, just renders icons in ...
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Menu bar icon disappear

A few days ago, when I start my OS X, I see that a few key icons are gone: including the clock, WIFI, battery and various other things. I did the following: Remove the file ~/Library/Preferences/...
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How to remove Kaspersky icon on menu bar?

Downloaded the Kaspersky app just for fun and to give it go. It had a trial time so when the time was up, I simply just dragged the app into the trash can and then emptied it. However, the kaspersky "...
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Is there a command line utility to display a string or an image in the status bar in Mavericks?

Basically I want to issue a command in a bash script or an Apple Script and see some string (or icon) in the status bar aka "where the clock is". Something similar to osascript but for the status bar:...
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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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How to get rid of the way Google looks in Safari with the top and left toolbars

All of a sudden, when I do Google searches in Safari 5.1.10, it now has a black toolbar at the top, options in a left handed column, and if I choose to look at the "images" tab there are only images ...
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Seeing All Icons on the Menu Bar

I currently have the following icons on the status bar. However, I have other applications running, specifically OneDrive, which I believe it is supposed to show an icon.         ...
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How to disable dock and menubar in fullscreen games with RTS style mouse scrolling?

When playing games that use the newish Mac OS X fullscreen mode (i.e. the icon in the upper right hand corner of the window with two little diagonal arrows), moving the mouse cursor to the top or ...
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How to identify application of hung menu bar icon

My Mac sometimes ends in a state with high CPU usage for SystemUIServer. This causes poor performance and decreased battery life. I can resolve the problem by rebooting the machine but the problem ...
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How to remove blank space on the menu bar?

For some reason I have a blank space on my menubar, It doesn't happen on my second screen, and when i click it disappears but appears in the other screen and so forth. I haven't done anything to the ...
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How might I make a shortcut for switching my macbook into airplay screensharing mode with my apple tv?

Now that Apple TV shares synchronized audio&video from my Macbook without any limitations or constraints (seamlessly), it seems pretty common sense that there might be a (Launcher or topbar) ...
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Some applications have grey menu bar

When running (for example) a java application (Minecraft) in it's own space (in Mavericks) the menu bar disappears, but then a grey bar appears on top of the space. Is there anyway to fix this? It ...
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Menu bar icons smaller than they should be

I've tried replacing the stock menubar icons in both Meteorologist and Butler with icons of the same size as the ones they were to be replacing and in both instances the replacement icons appeared ...
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How Do I Change The Colour Of The Apple Icon In The Menu Bar

The apple icon in the menu bar is a black gradient (everything on this MacBook Pro seems to be a shade of grey!). How can I change the icon to use the classic fruit colours instead?
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Is it Possible To Move Menu Bar To Applications

I have just bought a MacBook Pro 15 and I am finding the Menu Bar very difficult to work with. For example; if the calculator is in the bottom right of the screen an I am focussing my eyes on it I ...
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What is the icon next to Spotlight in menu bar, and how to remove it?

What is this icon in OS X menu bar and how do you remove it?
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Remove Eject Icon from Menu bar

How do I get rid of this icon? I'm not even sure what it's for. It's possible that it's for remote CD Drive, but I don't remember how I got it up there in the first place. Details: iMac 27 inch ...