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Add a second clock and an eject icon to the menubar Desktop
macosxhints reader gizmovision has discovered a way to put some extra menubar widgets on your 10.2 menubar.

To get the eject widget, just navigate to /System -> Library -> CoreServices -> Menu Extras, and double-click the "Eject.menu" folder (really, double-click the folder!).

To get the second menubar clock, you need to duplicate the "Clock.menu" folder. Since it's owned by root, you'll need to do this in the terminal using sudo. Once duplicated, just double click this folder, and you'll have a second menubar clock.

Once the widgets are on the toolbar, they can be command-dragged around as necessary, just like the other widgets. You can read the full details, including screenshots and an alternate means of duplicating the clock folder, on gizmovision's web page.
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Authored by: iMolk on Aug 30, '02 07:40:09PM

nice but if you have one "view as icon" clock and 1 "view as text", the next time you'll login, the two clocks will be the same: text or icon :(



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eject requires password?
Authored by: lsloan on Oct 07, '02 01:22:49PM

I just added an eject menu to the menubar of my computer (PowerBook G4 667 MHz, Mac OS X 10.2)
and I've found that every time I use it to eject a CD, it asks for my password! Very annoying.
It also doesn't give me the option of ejecting a PCMCIA card RAM disk (actually just unmounting,
it can't physically eject).

This eject thing would be great for people that have eject-button issues with their keyboards (like
using a non-Apple keyboard, or using it through a KVM switch), but it needs a bit of work.



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Add a second clock and an eject icon to the menubar
Authored by: jerryboywags@aol on Jul 02, '03 03:30:53PM

how do you undo the eject icon on the menu bar. since I put it there I can eject cd roms, but their icons (the cds') don't appear on my desk top. I have a g4 Cube running Jaguar.



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remove eject icon from the menubar
Authored by: lightning on Jul 09, '03 03:03:44AM

to remove your added eject menu:
1) select the folder System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras adn choose "Get Info"
2) change the owner under "Ownership and Privilages" to your account name
3) open the Menu Extras folder and drag the Eject.menu out of it to another location (you may need to change the ownership of Eject.menu to your account also)
4) change the owner of the Menu Extras folder back to "system"
5) log out and log back in



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A better remove eject icon from the menubar
Authored by: kandrewnet on Aug 30, '03 02:13:57AM

Or you could just hold the Apple key and drag the eject icon off the menu bar and 'poof' it's gone!

Andrew



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A better remove eject icon from the menubar
Authored by: gizmovision on Sep 20, '05 09:07:04PM

this is a quicker way to do it and you could drag it into the menu bar too...
To bring it back



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Add a second clock and an eject icon to the menubar 10.4.2 UPDATE
Authored by: gizmovision on Sep 20, '05 09:05:31PM

Just a Quick Update as I'm behind on my little hint...
It works in Tiger 10.4.2 also... use the same way as previous systems.



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