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Apr 23, 2002, 01:57 AM
 
Originally posted by waffffffle:
<STRONG>So Adam, are you going to tell us whether any of those things in your new menubar are real?</STRONG>
Heh, OmniWeb 5.0, iTunes and Mail menu plug ins are fake. They were made in photoshop. But it'd be nice to have them as real menu plug ins. I originally made them to give developers some ideas but my mischief side want to play a little trick on all of you.. sorry about that

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Apr 23, 2002, 01:57 AM
 
Originally posted by waffffffle:
<STRONG>So Adam, are you going to tell us whether any of those things in your new menubar are real?</STRONG>
Those menu items were fake.
A very good joke by Adam. When i saw the picture i actually believed that an early alpha of OW5 was released, so i run to the OmniWeb thread in the software forum and then realized the truth

Anyway, i think it would be great to have new menu items from Apple like those Adam mocked (iTunes and Mail status). I expect that sort of goodies in 10.2
     
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Apr 23, 2002, 02:10 AM
 
Originally posted by ARENA:
<STRONG>'Command + drag' it off the Menubar.</STRONG>
Note that this seems to only work for menu items of the actual System menu item type. Menu items added via apps, such as WeatherPop, can't do this. A real pity; it'd be perfect otherwise.
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Apr 23, 2002, 04:49 AM
 
I can't seem to re-arrange the order of my menu items other than the system ones either. They just appear in the order the apps are loaded.

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Apr 23, 2002, 11:42 AM
 
Originally posted by SS3 GokouX:
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Use Yapasu. I used to use ASM just for the classic window mode in certain apps, but then I found out about Yapusu, which is made by the same guy who makes ASM. Yapasu has all of those extra app switching features as in ASM, but without the menu.</STRONG>

Thanks for the infor, I'll have to download that when I get home.
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Apr 23, 2002, 09:46 PM
 
no one has mentioned the new item from http://www.unsanity.com/ a text based CPU monitor. :-D

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Apr 23, 2002, 11:32 PM
 


great topic, I love finding cool little things like this

from left I have netmonitor, weatherpop, cee pee you cpu monitor from unsanity (thanks zerologic) and the stock apple icons. The clock is PTHclock, I was using wClock before and actually liked it better, but it will not let you set the position, so it will go over existing icons, so you have to move around it rather then it moving around what is already there.
     
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Apr 24, 2002, 02:12 AM
 
Going along with the picture worth a thousand words thing:


I use ambar which is what's taking up most of the space, it's a fast way to quit/hide apps and since my dock is so packed its good for seeing whats running too. It also lets me control itunes and check what's playing among other things.

Also trying See Pee You from Unsanity, that's the simple numerical cpu monitor up there. I guess my Stuffit Menu isn't showing because the finder isn't frontmost and the document icon is just what I replaced Classic Menu's graphics with.
     
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Apr 24, 2002, 03:49 AM
 
Nothing fancy here. Weatherpop, PPoE, date/time, AirPort and screen resolution.

     
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Apr 24, 2002, 03:01 PM
 
My contribution to the thread.

     
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Apr 24, 2002, 03:37 PM
 
It's times like this I'm reminded just how cool OS X can be/is.
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Apr 24, 2002, 05:14 PM
 
Originally posted by palmberg:
<STRONG>It's times like this I'm reminded just how cool OS X can be/is.</STRONG>
Yeah. Ever find Windoze users talking about what they have in their system tray? Actually, ever find Windoze users who even customise their system tray?

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Apr 24, 2002, 06:15 PM
 
okay, I guess I'll join the fray... I'm sure you've seen all of this before, but this is fun. I want to find more goodies to stuff my menubar with.




in order of appearance:
the weatherpop thingie • Cee Pee You • Classic? • the standard apple gang

I have a question... I have Stuffit Deluxe, but nowhere can I find anything about a menubar icon. some help please?
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Apr 24, 2002, 07:47 PM
 
what about a palm desktop menu bar icon like there used to be in OS 9? There's a preference which says "show instant palm menu" but I'm not seeing it....
     
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Apr 24, 2002, 11:29 PM
 
Originally posted by Millennium:
<STRONG>
Note that this seems to only work for menu items of the actual System menu item type. Menu items added via apps, such as WeatherPop, can't do this. A real pity; it'd be perfect otherwise.</STRONG>
So, anyone know how to create the System Menu Items Types? Links to sample code and API? (not the link posted earlier, that doesn't allow you to move the menu items around or drag them out)
     
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Apr 25, 2002, 02:15 PM
 
I'm having a problem. My menu bar is supposed to look like this:



However quite often I look up there and see it looking like this:



with WeatherPop and Net Monitor moved all the way to the right. I have to quit them both and relaunch them to get back to where they're supposed to be. Does anyone know why this happens? It's quite annoying.

EDIT: First to fix the image tags (I guess they don't like spaces) and second because I can't tell my right from my left.

[ 04-25-2002: Message edited by: waffffffle ]
     
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Apr 25, 2002, 02:21 PM
 
Originally posted by himself:
<STRONG>I have a question... I have Stuffit Deluxe, but nowhere can I find anything about a menubar icon. some help please?</STRONG>
It's called the Magic Menu. Just activate it in the Stuffit Deluxe prefs, and it should appear in your menubar.
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Apr 27, 2002, 10:35 AM
 
(Damn link ain't working.)

[ 04-27-2002: Message edited by: malvolio ]
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Apr 27, 2002, 06:57 PM
 
Ohh... I see nobody advertised the best clock ever in this thread!

Meet FuzzyClock from ObjectPark I simply can´t live without it anymore.



From L2R: NetMonitor, SwitchPic,Spy (a cpu monitor), Standard Apple and FuzzyClock

[edit: fixed links.]

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Apr 27, 2002, 10:53 PM
 
Anybody ever think about the idea of adding another menu bar at the bottom of the screen?

It could be used to display small icons of open apps such as taskmenubar (and I think, ambar) does. You can also select an app by single clicking or select an app and hide all others by double clicking in taskmenubar.

There would be lots of room to add other cool apps as were noted in this thread.

Another option would be to double the size of the top menubar leaving the top half of it for ultilities and the bottom half as is.

I think either of these would make using your computer much easier. Plus, you could hide (and even not use) the dock which would free up screen space.



Anybody have the link to the ambar application noted in this thread?

Thanks,
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Apr 28, 2002, 12:06 AM
 
Originally posted by Mark T.:
<STRONG>Anybody ever think about the idea of adding another menu bar at the bottom of the screen?

It could be used to display small icons of open apps such as taskmenubar (and I think, ambar) does. You can also select an app by single clicking or select an app and hide all others by double clicking in taskmenubar.

There would be lots of room to add other cool apps as were noted in this thread.

Another option would be to double the size of the top menubar leaving the top half of it for ultilities and the bottom half as is.

I think either of these would make using your computer much easier. Plus, you could hide (and even not use) the dock which would free up screen space.



Anybody have the link to the ambar application noted in this thread?

Thanks,
- Mark</STRONG>
you can prob get ambar from versiontracker.

how about making a control strip a la OS 9 which you can put menu items in instead of putting menu items in the menubar.
     
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Apr 28, 2002, 11:25 AM
 
Originally posted by tinrib:
<STRONG>

you can prob get ambar from versiontracker.

how about making a control strip a la OS 9 which you can put menu items in instead of putting menu items in the menubar.</STRONG>
Tinrib,

Thanks. They have ambar.

A control strip would be nice but I would much prefer a menubar at the bottom that does not get in the way of windows of open apps. A control strip gets in the way as does the dock. I know the dock and control strips can be hidden but then you have to do extra work to activate and view whats in them. With a dedicated menubar at the bottom (or doubling the top one), you can just glance quickly at it to see what's going on and it would not get in the way of your app windows.

I didn't know there were all these cool things already for the menubar. It seems to me that somebody, maybe even Apple, is going to see that making more use of the menubar and maybe even adding one at the bottom is much easier to use and cleaner looking than either a control strip or dock.

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Apr 28, 2002, 11:54 AM
 
I can't drag my Classic Spy app to menu bar. I drag it but does not keep there.

I have another problem: Ii use show desktop, and put it at LOGIN System Pref., but when I log on the icon does not show at menu bar...
     
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Apr 28, 2002, 12:28 PM
 
This is mine:



from left to right:
Cee Pee You, iChoose (0.3.1), ScriptMenu (Apple), ClassicSpy, RemoteControl (from Apple Remote Control), Sound, and Time.
     
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Apr 28, 2002, 02:20 PM
 
Here is my Menu Bar:



WeatherPop, SwitchPic, ClassicSpy, iChoose, ScriptMenu, Display, Sound, battery, Cee Pee U, ProcessWizard, Quitling, PTHClock
     
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Anybody know if there are webpages that have a section for these menu bar indicators?
If so, please post.

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May 1, 2002, 12:53 AM
 
Originally posted by dont.wanna.tell:

<STRONG>Ohh... I see nobody advertised the best clock ever in this thread!

Meet FuzzyClock from ObjectPark I simply can´t live without it anymore.

</STRONG>
Why isn't that available in hessisch? I wand hessisch logleisäischns for all my abbs!
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May 1, 2002, 01:29 AM
 
Here is mine:





wClock, MagicMenu, DesktopViewer, Snard, WeatherPop, ClassicSpy, ScriptMenu, Sound, ASM, Timbuktu


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where does everyone get these menubar items? i'd like to start customizing my OS X a little more, maybe even switch over full time from OS 9.
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where does everyone get these menubar items? i'd like to start customizing my OS X a little more, maybe even switch over full time from OS 9.
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where does everyone get these menubar items? i'd like to start customizing my OS X a little more, maybe even switch over full
time from OS 9.
Do a search on VersionTracker for "menu bar" and you'll find most of the little goodies people are showing off here. I had no idea there was so much good stuff to put in the menu bar until this thread.
     
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Stupid question... forget it!

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Originally posted by Developer:
<STRONG>

Why isn't that available in hessisch? I wand hessisch logleisäischns for all my abbs!</STRONG>
*rofl* Perhaps you could contribute a translation? I would love to have one and the author (also from Germany) is _verry_ responsive....

Martin

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The only one I have is LaunchBar
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NetMonitor, WeatherPop, Spy, ClassicSpy, Modem Status, Monitors, Sound, Apple Clock (I need one I can move), ASP.

If I had a slightly wider resolution, I'd make some stuff wider and add that Stock ticker. But I have limited room.
     
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Sep 14, 2003, 06:43 PM
 
Looking for more menu bar items again.

Anybody find anything cool?

Left to right: WeatherPop, Moon Menu, Desktop Manager, Airport, iChat, Clock

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From left to right




iPodEject, Meteorologist, MenuMeters, MUMenu, iChat, iSync, ASM.
     
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From left to right:
PTHClock | WeatherPop | Salling Clicker | Konfabulator | iChat | Bluetooth | iSync | ASM

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from left to right:

Synergy (itunes controller), showdesktop, timbuktu, menu meters (disk usage, network traffic, ram usage), stuffit, ichat, airport, battery, clock, menucalendar (quick calendar reference).
     
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Ah, someone else has Synergy. This is one app I couldn't live without. It's a great way to control iTunes from the menu bar. Costs all of $5. Brilliant.

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Question: Why is everyone using WeatherPop when Meteorologist is far, far better and free? (Btw, I have both... I bought WeatherPop Pro just before the first release of Meteorologist and instantly regretted it ).

If you have a .Mac account, an indispensable menubar tool for quick screenshot posting is Imagewell:



From l-r:

+ ImageWell - quick and easy way to post screenshots to your iDisk
+ Meterologist - WeatherPop on steroids
+ Salling Clicker 2.0 - control your Mac from your Bluetooth phone/Palm
+ Apple Bluetooth menu
+ MUMenu - get notified of software updates from MacUpdate
+ Apple iSync menu
+ Change Desktop - desktop cycler on steroids
+ iAddressX - access your Address Book entries from the menubar
+ Apple Volume
+ Apple Clock.
     
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For all the scores of Menu extras out there, the one I really miss from my OS 9 days is one that does what TaskMenuBar did.

Namely:

Put up the icons of all running apps in sequential order.

Allow me to switch apps with one click.

Allow me to switch and hide the rest with an option click.

Allow me to quit from those apps with a click and hold (and select from the menu).

I can do much of this with the dock, but because dock items aren't grouped it always takes too much hunting... I prefer my launcher and my process apps separated.

I can also do much of this with drag thing, but because drag thing doesn't go up in the menu bar it is always getting in the way of something.

Anyway I miss this ability.

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Re Menu extras I use regularly and keep up there:

Synergy - for control of itunes

The apple supplied lock that allows me to lock my screen.
     
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Originally posted by JKT:
Question: Why is everyone using WeatherPop when Meteorologist is far, far better and free? (
WeatherPop has been known to suck CPU cycles when it is in a bad mood. My father was complaining about OS X all of a sudden slowing down.
I stopped at his house and he showed me and sure enough, it was slow. A quick top session in terminal showed the culprit, WeatherPop sucking up 80% cpu trying to update the stats in the menu bar.
     
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You can find virtually all the menu items mentioned (and some not mentioned): right here
     
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Originally posted by JKT:
Question: Why is everyone using WeatherPop when Meteorologist is far, far better and free? (Btw, I have both... I bought WeatherPop Pro just before the first release of Meteorologist and instantly regretted it ).
If you look at the dates, you'll find that this thread is actually quite old. When it was originally posted, Meteorologist did not yet exist. At the time, WeatherPop was also free.

In fact, if I remember correctly, Meteorologist was created in response to WeatherPop's going shareware.
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Here we go again:

Left to right:
WeatherPop, iChat, Airport, Audio, User Switching, Clock

Found any cool one's lately?

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L-R: WeatherMenu*, International Input Menu, iSync, VPN, Date/Time, Classic Status Menu, Keychain Access (Lock Screen), User Switcher*

(*) indicates 3rd party.

I prefer WeatherMenu to both WeatherPop and Meteorologist, but not many people know about it. The icons are more vibrant and professional-looking, etc.

...and I rarely use classic, but it looks nice in the menu...we'll see how long that lasts.
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