Date&Time on Menubar Shifted With Battery Indicator...WHY?

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  1. shuweiyu16 macrumors member

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    My date&time and my battery indicator on the menu bar shifted positions...is there anyway I can change it so that my date&time is to the very right on my menu bar?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    press and hold command (the apple key) and drag the icons in the menu bar however you want.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Have you tried unchecking the "show battery status in menubar" and rechecking it? Have you tried restarting?

    Man, that's neat. I never knew that.
     
  4. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    I never knew that either, but it only works for OS X menu icons. If you have programs that use menu icons, they are stuck where they are.

    Here is an obligatory menu bar picture.
    [​IMG]
    In order:
    Adium, Caffeine, Users, Airport, MenuMeters, Bluetooth, Battery, MenuCalendarClock iCal, Spotlight

    Adium changes color with my status, Airport and Bluethooth change colors with signal strenght/connection, Battery changes with charge.
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Actually I tried it on my menubar and some of the third part apps I have up there can be moved by it such as Menumeters.
     
  6. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    You're right, some seem to move, some seem to stay. Must be a code thing or something then. Not that big of a deal.
     
  7. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

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    How did you get your Airport and Bluetooth icons to change colour? Mine just remain black all the time as far as I can tell (Macbook running 10.4.10).

    Thanks, Alec
     
  8. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    I used Photoshop and changed the system files for them.

    To get to them open a finder window then: HD > System > Library > CoreServices > MenuExtras

    MAKE A COPY OF THE MENU EXTRAS FOLDER TO YOUR DESKTOP
    That way if you mess up you have the original.

    To get to the image files inside of the .menu files, right click and choose Show Package Contents > Contents > Resources

    When changing the color, take your time doing it cause you don't want to make a solid color. Use values relative to the black and grey that you are changing.

    If you have any questions you can PM me on here and I will try to answer them as best as I can.
     
  9. polycat33 macrumors 6502

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    I'm so glad to have learned this!! I hated how my bluetooth icon moved farther over to the left than extra menubar stuff I had added later. I wanted all the stock stuff to be together and the extra stuff on the left. Now it can.

    Question, if you move something using command drag does it stay like that after restart or does it go back to the way it was before?
     
  10. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it usually stays put. i've noticed it changes sometimes after major updates and crashes (knock on wood) and such. overall, though, things should stay the where you leave it.
     
  11. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

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    Ah! Very clever, thanks for the tip.

    Alec
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    That is very neat that feature - on my old MBP the clock swapped places with battery and it really annoyed me. I'd get confused with the time since I'd usually glance over to the top right, and instead of the clock it was battery life!

    Cheers for the tip.
     

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