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In Tiger, if you added the Sync icon to your menu bar (.Mac System Preferences Panel » Sync tab » Show Status in Menu Bar), it would sync your .Mac account, but not your mobile device. Now in Leopard, the Sync menu bar item syncs mobile devices -- finally!
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10.5: Sync mobile devices via the Sync menu bar icon
Authored by: critcol on Dec 11, '07 07:58:20AM

That Sync menubar item randomly showed up on my Mac during beta testing and it was driving me crazy until I finally figured out that it could be turned off in iSync.



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10.5: Sync mobile devices via the Sync menu bar icon
Authored by: rantdepot on Dec 11, '07 07:59:04AM

I was just about to ask... how to get rid of it. Great timing.



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10.5: Sync mobile devices via the Sync menu bar icon
Authored by: jaysoffian on Dec 11, '07 11:05:54AM

You can get rid of any optional menu extra by holding down command when clicking on it and just dragging it out of the menu bar.



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10.5: Sync mobile devices via the Sync menu bar icon
Authored by: mpanighetti on Dec 11, '07 10:37:04AM

Technically this isn't a Leopard-only feature. Panther (10.3) also had this ability, but it was (mysteriously) removed in Tiger. Glad to see it's back... just in time for me to have a phone that doesn't use iSync.



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10.5: Sync mobile devices via the Sync menu bar icon
Authored by: sTvN on Dec 11, '07 08:01:56PM

That is indeed correct. I'm glad to see it's back. I never God why Leopard removed it.



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10.5: Sync mobile devices via the Sync menu bar icon
Authored by: taxi on Dec 11, '07 05:02:08PM

If you don't have .Mac, then you can't access the tab to turn on the menubar item.

Anyone who uses .Mac able to figure out the defaults command that will show the menu bar item?



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10.5: Sync mobile devices via the Sync menu bar icon
Authored by: wm on Dec 11, '07 06:41:30PM

iSync Preferences ---> Show status in menu bar



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10.5: Sync mobile devices via the Sync menu bar icon
Authored by: taxi on Dec 11, '07 07:16:29PM

Yeah, I saw that too. Mustn't have looked hard enough the first time. Was just coming back on here to reply to my previous comment.



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