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

Menulets: The Missing Manual

See the menu-bar icons in Figure 4-9? Apple calls them Menu Extras, but Mac fans on the Internet have named them 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.

To summon the various menulets, you generally visit a certain pane of System Preferences (Chapter 9) and turn on a checkbox called, for example, “Show volume in menu bar.” Here’s a rundown of the various Apple menulets that you may encounter, complete with instructions on where to find this magic on/off checkbox for each.


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