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Your Menu Bar

Question: What's in your menu bar, from right to left?

My Answer: I have a relatively simple menu bar. From right to left, I have the blue Spotlight magnifying glass, my shortname for fast user switching, the date and time (with the second showing), .Mac Sync, AirPort, FastScripts, and TypeIt4Me. That's it.

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17 Responses to "Your Menu Bar"

  1. I've got Spotlight (themed by Vitae), date and time (from MagiCal), battery, sound, AirPort, FMenu, Google Notifier, CoverSutra, and Twitterific. I hate the menubar clutter, however, so for all the third-party apps, I replace the menu bar icon with a 20x20 transparent image, so it looks like there's nothing there.

  2. From right to left:

    Spotlight
    Fast User Switching - Long Name
    Blue Tooth
    Clock (day, time, seconds, AM/PM)
    International / Character Palette
    Volume Control
    Display Prefs
    iChat status
    TextExpander

  3. Spotlight, Fast user switching name, Time and day (Sat 10:35 AM), Volume, Eject, Airport, VPN, Sync, Bluetooth, and Audio Scrobbler for Last.FM

    now that's some clutter. :\

  4. Also posted here. (Trying to use trackbacks broke my blog, not sure if its an issue with WordPress or Typo, but for now I'll blame Typo)

    From right to left, I have Spotlight, Tunnelblick which is an OpenVPN GUI for Mac, my clock (yes it is 1:48 am), the battery indicator, processor and network usage menumeters, display and wireless menus, Twitterrific, last.fm client menu, Adium and finally Aaron Wallis' latest creation, DeskLickr, a cool little app which changes your desktop background using images from Flickr.

  5. Spotlight, Date/time (Short day name & 24 hour HH:MM), FUS icon, International menu (flag), modem, airport, menumeters CPU (x2), menumeters network, scripts menu, sound, slimbattery monitor, Salling Clicker, iScrobbler

  6. Spotlight
    Date/Time (Day hh:mm)
    Battery (icon only)
    airport
    SMARTReporter
    Caffeine
    Adium

    Smetimes I additionally also have iCalViewer and ChangesMeter.

  7. Spotlight
    Blinking Battery on the bluetooth icon (imagine if i replaced the mouse's batteries a week ago when it started blinking how much battery I would have wasted, at this point I just wonder how much longer it will hold out for.
    Clock.
    Battery icon
    Volume
    Airport
    GeekTool
    Modem (For EVDO card)
    EVDO Icon
    MissingSync (for Blackjack)
    Adium

  8. Spotlight (which I never use)
    Bluetooth
    Clock
    Battery with percentage
    Speaker
    Script Menu
    Airport
    VPN
    TextExpander
    WeatherDock
    Gmail notifier
    Twitter
    iScrobbler
    iGTD
    Skitch
    QuickSilver
    Adium

  9. Spotlight (graphite)
    Clock
    Battery
    Volume
    Airport
    Bluetooth
    Displays
    SoundSource
    Script Menu
    Modem (for HSDPA thing)
    VPN
    smcFanControl
    Twitterific
    Missing Sync
    Salling Clicker
    Google Notifier
    hueyPRO
    iScrobbler
    SSHKeychain

    Um. Not excessive... no. It goes well over a third of the menu bar. Time to clear things out? Maybe.

  10. Currently:

    Spotlight
    FUS (Icon)
    HH:MM (24-hour)
    UPS status
    Bluetooth status
    Ink
    Script Menu
    Input menu
    AirPort status
    Keychain status
    MenuMeters (CPU/Network/Memory/Disk)
    SoundSource
    SSHKeychain
    SMARTReporter
    Growl status
    Textpander
    FastScripts Lite
    Twitterrific
    GrowlTunes
    PTHPasteboard
    VirtueDesktops

    … on my 20" iMac G5. A few less on my eMac and ever fewer on my dead-display iBook G3.

  11. Spotlight, Time (Sun 2:40 AM), Volume, AirPort, Bluetooth, Twitterrific, Adium

  12. Minimalist:

    R to L:
    Spotlight
    Day, Time (secs)
    Battery
    System sound
    Airport
    Bluetooth

  13. I have all sorts of junk in my menu bar - probably too much. 🙄

    Spotlight
    Time (24-hour, no seconds)
    Day of week
    Character Palette
    Battery
    Volume
    Displays
    Airport
    Bluetooth
    iSync
    AppleScripts
    iChat
    Keychain
    Timbuktu
    Weatherpop
    SOHO Notes
    Adium (when it's running)

  14. Spotlight (duh)
    Date/time (Day hh:mm)
    FUS (icon)
    Volume
    Intl/Character
    iChat
    Cee Pee You
    Scripts
    Classic (why? who knows...)
    Quicksilver
    Caffeine
    Synergy
    Synergy's controls (Trib 😈 )
    Y! Widgets

    And I thought *I* had a lot of stuff... after seeing some of these lists, I'm not so sure...

  15. Hi

    I have too many in my menubar, and so, does any of you know if their exist a OS X-version or another thing like the old Menuette Control Panel?

    Rigth->Left
    Sprotligt
    International
    Time (with seconds)
    Speakervolume
    ScreenResolution
    Menumeters:
    Processor Speed
    Diskusage and
    Networkusage
    Classic
    iAdressX
    Lock (Screen, Keychain)
    ScriptMenu
    GeekTool
    Bluetooth
    BluePhoneMenu
    StuffitMenu
    YahooWidget
    MacFusion
    ClamScanAV Sentry
    Amnesty
    QuickSilver

    And I would like to have some more, if just my menubar could hold them ,)

  16. Sebastian: Something like this?

  17. Oh, that was a sweet one.

    But no, I was looking for the old Menuette, that changed the menus: File, Edit, Help, etc into icons, which surely didn't use so much of the screen space.

    I know it will be problematic with both cocoa and aqua-applications around, but could it just help in some of them 😉

    Or maybe, if it was possible to make the menu bar doubble hight, so I could have all of my icons in the lower part, or maybe put them in a "control strip" in the side of the screen 😉


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