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Control third-party menu bar icon order via Automator
Authored by: iLukeKendall on Aug 23, '10 11:16:44AM

Hey, thanks for the tips.

I've tried all the option above, using TinkerTool, and writing an Apple Script, however my login items on the menubar still seem to be in a random order. The script I wrote was as follows:

tell application "MenuWeather"
launch
end tell
delay 0.3
tell application "TinyGrab"
launch
end tell
delay 0.3
tell application "Dropbox"
launch
end tell
delay 0.3
tell application "EvernoteHelper"
launch
end tell
delay 0.3
tell application "Facebook Notifications"
launch
end tell
delay 0.3
tell application "Adium"
launch
end tell

The order above is the order I want it in, but it opened in this order:
Facebook
Weather
Evernote
Adium
Dropbox
TinyGrab

Is there anything you could recommend as to why it's happening like this?
Have I written the script wrongly?

Any help would be greatly appreciated (:



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Control third-party menu bar icon order via Automator
Authored by: morespace54 on Aug 23, '10 12:25:28PM

Maybe you should try (if you haven't already) to put a longer delay between app opening (something like 0.5 or even 1 second).

If you want to make sure you got it right, try with a 3 seconds delay. If everything is fine, you can bring that number down.

The delay really depend on your system.



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Control third-party menu bar icon order via Automator
Authored by: iLukeKendall on Aug 23, '10 02:26:32PM

I already tried that... increasing it up to 1 second. Still no luck.

It seems the facebook notifications item has some sort of unconditional relationship with the 'display' menubar icon... it automatically positions itself to the right as far as possible.The others are far from perfect to how I would like, but it's in a slightly more acceptable order now.

Thanks for your reply (:



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