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10.6: See new functions on various menu bar icons System 10.6
Following the Option-clicking on the Sound icon in the menu bar, I experimented with some of the other options; here are my results:
  • AirPort: gives you all sorts of troubleshooting information, ranging from PHY Mode, BSSID, Channel, Transmit Rate and MSC Index to cover the bulk of them.
  • Battery: normal clicking gives you the charged, charging, or percentage left and the power source. Option-clicking gives you the battery health (generally found inside of System Profiler)
  • Sync: View last sync info for each item that you sync, including those from third parties. Also adds menu items for iSync Diagnostics and Open iSync.
  • Bluetooth: Adds Open Bluetooth Diagnostics Utility menu item.
I have yet to find a third-party menu bar icon that runs differently with an option click, but I can only test the ones I run.

[robg adds: I added the last two entries above, so any mistakes there are mine, not cwanja's.]
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10.6: See new functions on various menu bar icons
Authored by: asmeurer on Sep 14, '09 08:28:03AM

This has probably been posted here before, but holding down option with the Time Machine menu changes "Enter Time Machine" to "Browse Other Time Machine Disks".



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10.6: See new functions on various menu bar icons
Authored by: oroboros on Sep 14, '09 09:19:07AM

The extra airport options seem to only be available when the radio is acting as a client. In AP mode (Internet Sharing enabled), there are no changes from option-clicking.



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10.6: See new functions on various menu bar icons
Authored by: astrosmash on Sep 14, '09 10:33:51AM

Option-click Volume lets you pick input and output sources.



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10.6: See new functions on various menu bar icons
Authored by: cmdawson on Sep 14, '09 03:09:11PM

Option-Apple Menu also hides a few changes! "About this mac" replaced with " System Profiler..." and restart/shutdown options lose the prompt (and the ...).



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10.6: See new functions on various menu bar icons
Authored by: macfan001 on Oct 07, '09 07:03:20PM

With the battery function mentioned, if your battery health is no longer 'normal', it will always be visible. It doesn't require option to be pressed.



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