How do you delete icons in the menubar?

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  1. Bendy Walker macrumors regular

    Bendy Walker

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    Hey there. I recently purchased a new Canon PIXMA MP600R all-in-one printer, which is great. However, the software that came with it isn't, and after installing it, I've decided I'd rather it not be on my system. I've deleted all the applications it installed, but there is one rather annoying item still left on here.

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    The item to the far left that is faded out is the one I would like to delete, but I'm unsure how to. I've delete everything Canon on the system, and yet it still remains, rather annoyingly so. It's not doing anything other than messing up my menubar.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. motulist macrumors 68040

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    hold down the apple key and just drag it off.
     
  3. Bendy Walker thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oops, sorry. Forgot to put that.

    I've already tried the the Apple key-dragging off method, and it won't work. I think that only works for Apple items, to be honest.
     
  4. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    well crap, did it come with an uninstaller, you should really use that instead of just deleting. try reinstalling and uninstalling, if possible. also look for an option in one of the apps.
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Try cmd-dragging it off the menu-bar. This is the method Apple uses for their menu bar items.

    There might also be a something in your login items. You can check by looking in your account info, Login Items (System Preferences > Accounts).
     
  6. motulist macrumors 68040

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  7. Bendy Walker thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, I will check the disc to see if there is an uninstaller.

    I've restarted several times already, and the damn thing is still there :mad:

    EDIT: Just browsed the disc for an uninstaller, and there isn't one there. This is really starting to annoy me. Does anyone else have any suggestions please?
     
  8. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    Try AppZapper (google's your friend)

    There's an icon on the bottom of the left corner of this App, that will remove preference panes and hopefully associated crap that comes with these things.

    Good luck!
     
  9. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Try looking in /Library/StartupItems. But, careful when you delete stuff...
     
  10. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    i second appzapper, don't really use it that often but am glad I have it when I need it.

    be very very careful there.
     
  11. Bendy Walker thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've 'gotten rid of it', to some extent. I went into System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items, and I took it off the list. At least it isn't there to annoy me, but it's still hiding somewhere on my system >.< Oh well...

    I tried AppZapper, but it didn't get rid of the menubar icon thing. *sigh*
     
  12. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    This might help:

    Right-click on the Login Item and select "Reveal In Finder".
     

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  13. Bendy Walker thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, thanks gr8tfly. The only thing is, I kinda got rid of it before I 'revealed it in finder', so now it's not on the list, and I can't find it. Dernnit! >.<
     
  14. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    After removing it from Login Items, restart your computer. Then go to Library/Printers/Canon/BJPrinter/Utilities and drag the Canon IJ Network Scan Utility to the Trash. That should get rid of it entirely.
     
  15. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Doh. Well, save that one for later. :)
     

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