Note that the Notifications icon in macOS is designed to sit in the far right corner of the menu bar and cannot be moved elsewhere. How to Remove System Icons From the Menu Bar Icons linked to system controls can be easily removed from the menu bar in the following way: Hover your mouse cursor over the icon you want to remove. Holding down the left mouse button, drag the icon out of the menu bar and onto the desktop.
If the icon doesn't vanish with a "whoosh" sound, then it was likely put there by a third-party app you or another user installed.
In that case, look for an option in the associated app's settings such as "Show in Menu Bar" and uncheck it. How to Add System Icons to the Menu Bar If you removed a system icon from the menu bar and would like it back, or if you'd like to add a fresh one, you can find options in the associated preference panes. For example, to reinstate the AirPlay icon in the menu bar: Click the apple symbol in the far left of the menu bar and select System Preferences Select the Display preference pane.
At the bottom of the pane, check the box to "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available". Similar menu bar options relating to Sound volume, Bluetooth , Siri , Time Machine , and Accessibility status can be found in their respective preference panes. Menu Bar Extras For one reason or another, some menulet options remain hidden in System Preferences by default.
Interested users can find the full collection in the System folder: Some of the extras in this folder are pretty obscure, but one or two might come in handy — like Eject if you use an optical drive, or Ink if you connect a graphics tablet to your Mac, for example.
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Just double-click any that look useful and they'll be added to the menu bar. Top Rated Comments View all. Westside guy. So, I already knew this - but I wanted to say "Thank you! Seriously, I get so tired of searching for information on some subject where the answer could be presented in 50 words of prose, but instead the search results page is littered with ridiculously long YouTube videos.
The most ludicrous one I ever came across was a several-minute-long video that consisted of a live screen capture of some dude typing at the bash prompt! Nice article, but I'm not sure people are wanting to move them as much as maybe remove them - I'm looking at you Creative Cloud Why anyone would want to move them I want to do both Damm I have been using mac for many years now and I did not know this: Well it sure is helpful! The more you know: Nice article, but I'm not sure people are wanting to move them as much as maybe remove them - I'm looking at you Creative Cloud Open Creative Cloud.
Do you mean this? If so - I hope it helps. Looks like that just hides items Most of the items on the Menu Bar are items I want there But with the limited screen size of my MacBook Air particularly, they can run into the app menu and get lost Bartender allows me to have another bar for lesser used items, but items I still want access to and I can toggle them. To find the Show checkbox: Click Wi-Fi. When you click the icon to open the menu, you see how many actual hours and minutes are left on the charge.
Sadly, OS X no longer lets you put a time-remaining display right in the menu bar. On the other hand, the Battery menu now shows something that can be even more useful: A Condition command appears. Is Apple looking out for you, or just trying to goose the sale of replacement batteries? You decide. You can Option-click this menulet to see three additional lines of nerdy details about your Bluetooth setup: Displays adjusts screen resolution. On Macs with a projector or second monitor attached, it lets you turn screen mirroring on or off—a tremendous convenience to anyone who gives PowerPoint or Keynote presentations.
Eject is a relic of the days when Macs had DVD drives.
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The menulet appears. Remote Desktop is a program, sold separately, that lets teachers or system administrators tap into your Mac from across a network. I added some menus via Onyx and now I don't know how to get rid of them again. Holding option and clicking on the menus doesn't provide an option to close them and I cannot delete the "iChat.
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Generally speaking you can remove Mac OS menus like that by Command dragging the menu off the menu bar EG hold the Command key, click the menu and drag it down. Tetsujin's suggestion also holds merit as the settings applied in Onyx can be un applied in Onyx by clearing the check box and then applying the change.