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Old Oct 26, 2007, 10:47 PM   #1
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.Mac Sync icon in Menu Bar

Since upgrading to Leopard, I now have a sync icon for .Mac in my menu bar. However, I do not have a .Mac account and would like to remove this icon. I can't seem to find anyway to do so, as the .Mac Preference Pane only allows me to enter .Mac account information.
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Old Oct 26, 2007, 10:52 PM   #2
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Since upgrading to Leopard, I now have a sync icon for .Mac in my menu bar. However, I do not have a .Mac account and would like to remove this icon. I can't seem to find anyway to do so, as the .Mac Preference Pane only allows me to enter .Mac account information.
why it takes you into system prefs there is a checkbox at the bottom that says 'show status.... uncheck it.
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Old Oct 26, 2007, 10:59 PM   #3
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As I mentioned in my original post, there are no options in the .Mac pane as I do not have an account.

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Old Oct 26, 2007, 11:05 PM   #4
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As I mentioned in my original post, there are no options in the .Mac pane as I do not have an account.

hrm well that's weird.
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Old Oct 26, 2007, 11:06 PM   #5
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i found it its in the isync prefs.
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Old Oct 26, 2007, 11:07 PM   #6
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i found it its in the isync prefs.
Thanks! I also discovered that it's possible to hold down command and drag it off the menu.
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Old Oct 26, 2007, 11:12 PM   #7
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Since upgrading to Leopard, I now have a sync icon for .Mac in my menu bar. However, I do not have a .Mac account and would like to remove this icon. I can't seem to find anyway to do so, as the .Mac Preference Pane only allows me to enter .Mac account information.
Glad you found a way to get it off. For the others...

1) Go to system preferences

2) Under Internet & Network, select .Mac

3) Under SYNC (second tab) ... At the bottom of this screen, there should be an option box (checked) that reads "show status in menu bar."
UNCHECK that box.

Hope this helps.
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Old Oct 27, 2007, 02:51 PM   #8
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i found it its in the isync prefs.
Thanks, that worked great for me (I knew of the command drag but forgot all about it, like I always forget about cmd-shift-4 and then hit space to just get a single window)
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Old Oct 28, 2007, 06:07 PM   #9
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yeah this was really annoying. thankfully, iSync also popped in my mind right away.

if you tried to search for it in the system preferences it always took you to the damn .Mac. it would be really ridiculous if you had to sign up just to turn the stupid icon off.

i'm pretty sure there is also a command-line utility that can do the same thing but a regular user shouldn't be forced to research how to do something like that.
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Old Oct 29, 2007, 06:18 AM   #10
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Thanks! I also discovered that it's possible to hold down command and drag it off the menu.
Fab tip! Cheers!
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Old Feb 14, 2008, 03:48 AM   #11
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Hello and help!!

I have a slightly different problem. Although I can get the .Mac icon off my bar, it reappears again as .Mac continues to try to sync as if I have the service. .Mac then gives me an error message that I have a certain number of date conflicts. It then has me try to resolve the conflicts and tries to sync. Of course since I do not have .Mac services, it cannot sync and gives me the error message again in a bolean loop fashion.

Any suggestions? I had thought about registering for the free trail period simply to turn off the syncing but this then gives into Apples big brother control.

Regards.
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 08:24 PM   #12
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Not in Sys Prefs if you Don't Have .Mac

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Glad you found a way to get it off. For the others...

1) Go to system preferences

2) Under Internet & Network, select .Mac

3) Under SYNC (second tab) ... At the bottom of this screen, there should be an option box (checked) that reads "show status in menu bar."
UNCHECK that box.

Hope this helps.
Just FYI, that tab doesn't exist for me, and I don't have .Mac so I'm thinking that's why. You can see this in the screenshots posted above.
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Old Feb 26, 2008, 02:25 AM   #13
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Just FYI, that tab doesn't exist for me, and I don't have .Mac so I'm thinking that's why. You can see this in the screenshots posted above.
I finally gave in and registered for the trial period for .Mac - - so I can have a tab to turn it off. This though has not solved the problem as I keep getting the conflict resolver problem popping up, again, even when .Mac is totally turned off. When conflict resolver does pop up, it also turns on .Mac and places the icon back on the menu bar. On other boards, there is much discussion about the conflict resolver bug.

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Old Feb 27, 2008, 01:35 PM   #14
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Thanks for the isync and command drag tips don't know why the sync icon appeared today, been on 10.5 since it was available
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Old Feb 28, 2008, 06:23 AM   #15
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Thanks for the isync and command drag tips don't know why the sync icon appeared today, been on 10.5 since it was available
Popped up for me too when I was syncing my iPod. Very odd
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Old Sep 10, 2008, 08:42 PM   #16
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Thanks! I also discovered that it's possible to hold down command and drag it off the menu.
Awesome! That's one of the best Mac tips I've learned to date!!!
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Old Oct 8, 2008, 01:32 AM   #17
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Thanks! I also discovered that it's possible to hold down command and drag it off the menu.
awesome thanks!
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Old Jun 5, 2009, 11:33 PM   #18
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Yeah, being the menu bar cleanfreak I am, I was very pleased to find these two ways of removing the iSync icon from my menu bar - http://blog.gingergeek.com/2009/06/h...from-menu-bar/
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 05:22 PM   #19
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I have a slightly different question regarding the iSync icon in the menu bar.
I frequently sync my phone with iCal and the address book (to do this I open iSync and press the "Sync devices" icon).

Then I discovered that you could put the sync icon in the menu bar which would make it even easier to sync. Only problem is that nothing happens! Apparently the menu bar icon only syncs to .Mac (which I don't have), not to the mobile phone -is there any way I can configure the iSync menu bar icon to sync with my phone instead?
I'm on MacOS 10.4.11
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