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Chapter 3. Dock, Desktop, and Toolbar > Menulets: The Missing Manual

3.6. Menulets: The Missing Manual

See the little menu-bar icons in Figure 3-9? Apple calls them Menu Extras, but Mac fans on the Internet have named menulets. Each is both an indicator and a menu that provides direct access to certain settings in System Preferences. One lets you adjust your Mac's speaker volume; another lets you change the screen resolution; another shows you the remaining power in your laptop battery; and so on.

Figure 3-9. These little guys are the direct descendants of the controls once found on the Mac OS 9 Control Strip or the Windows system tray. Menulets from left: Eject, VPN, Text Input, Remote Desktop, PPP, Ink, iChat, Classic, Bluetooth, AirPort, Volume, Battery, and Date & Time.



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