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Authored by: tmoswift on May 12, '08 09:28:45AM

I would be interested to know how folks with lots of menu bar icons manage them. Two problems I find:
1) Left menu takes over right menu hiding left most menu bar icons (especially on a small MacBook screen with a big menu like FireFox)
2) Some apps insist on putting functionality only in menu bar icons. App developers: thank you for making menu bar shortcuts, but please give users other ways to access your application if we don't feel we need ready access it to it all the time.

I would love to see the control strip come back to life. Some menu bar items are great enough to always live in the menu. Others, I'd love to have around... but just don't have the space.

How hard a project do you think it would be to make a collapsable customizable menu the plays well with the current menu bar item plugins?



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Authored by: rampancy on May 12, '08 09:42:19AM

Actually, there is a collapsible menubar add-on which I use: Butler - a lot of secondary functionality that would otherwise take up even more menu bar space have icons that I've instead replaced with icons and functions from within Butler that I've put in Butler's docklet (i.e. the Fast User Switching menu). I have it anchored to the upper right of my screen and I have Accordion Mode enabled, so it quietly stays out of my way until I mouse over it.



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