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Menu Extras


Remove a menu extra from the menu bar?

Command-click on the icon and drag it off the menu bar.


Switch the position of a menu extra with another?

Command-click on the icon and drag it left or right; the other menu extra icons will move out of the way, giving you room to drop the icon where you want it to be.


Change the settings for the clock's menu extra?

System Preferences → Date & Time → Menu Bar Clock

Click on the clock menu extra → View as (Icon/Text)


Remove the clock from the menu bar?

Command-drag the clock off the menu bar.

System Preferences → Date & Time → Menu Bar Clock → deselect the checkbox next to "Show the date and time in the menu bar"


Add a menu extra to show the status of my iBook's battery?

System Preferences → Energy Saver → select the checkbox next to "Show battery status in the menu bar"

In the Finder, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras and double-click on the Battery.menu folder.


Add a menu extra for controlling the displays connected to my Mac?

System Preferences → Displays → select the checkbox next to "Show displays in menu bar"

In the Finder, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras and double-click on the Displays.menu folder.


Add an AirPort menu extra?

System Preferences → Network → AirPort → select the checkbox next to "Show AirPort status in menu bar"

In the Finder, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras and double-click on the AirPort.menu folder.


Add a menu extra for the different keyboard language types?

System Preferences → International → Input Menu → select the languages you would like to turn on by clicking on their checkboxes


Access the Character Palette from the menu bar?

System Preferences → International → Input Menu → select the checkbox next to "Character Palette" to make this accessible through the Input Menu


Add an eject button for my CD/DVD drive to the menu bar?

In the Finder, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras and double-click on the Eject.menu folder.


Add a sound control to the menu bar?

System Preferences → Sound → select the checkbox next to "Show volume in menu bar"

In the Finder, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras and double-click on the Volume.menu folder.


Get that little lock icon in my menu bar for quickly locking and unlocking my keychain?

Applications → Utilities → Keychain Access → View → Show Status in Menu Bar

Control-click on Keychain Access (/Applications/Utilities) → select "Show Package Contents" → change the Finder view to Column View (-3) → Contents → Resources → double-click on the Keychain.menu folder


Add the Script Menu to the menu bar?

In the Finder, go to /Applications/AppleScript and double-click on the Script Menu.menu folder.


Add a menu extra for iChat?

iChat (/Applications) → Preferences → Accounts → Status Settings → click on the checkbox next to "Show status in menu bar"

In the Finder, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras and double-click on the iChat.menu folder.


Add a menu extra for Bluetooth?

System Preferences → Bluetooth → Settings → select the checkbox next to "Show Bluetooth status in the menu bar"

In the Finder, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras and double-click on the Bluetooth.menu folder.


Display the modem status in the menu bar?

System Preferences → Network → Show → Internal Modem → Modem → select the checkbox next to "Show modem status in menu bar"

In the Finder, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras and double-click on the PPP.menu folder.


Add a menu extra for my PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) connection?

System Preferences → Network → PPPoE → select the checkbox next to "Show PPPoE status in menu bar"

In the Finder, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras and double-click on the PPPoE.menu folder.


Add a menu extra for use with an infrared port?

In the Finder, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras and double-click on the IrDA.menu folder.


Add a menu extra for viewing the status of the PCMCIA card in my PowerBook?

In the Finder, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras and double-click on the PCCard.menu folder.

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