How to move the icon position in the menu bar?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hidehide, May 31, 2007.

  1. hidehide macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2007
    Today my bluetooth icon disappear after an unexpected reboot..
    I disable the icon and enable it again. and now it comes back out.. however, its in a different position..
    It used to be beside the spotlight.. now its on the far light..
    I tried to drag, but I cant..
    How can I move it back to the original position? Thanks.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
  3. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    Remember that's only for the stock icons though. The other icons are in the order the application starts up.
  4. epochblue macrumors 68000


    Aug 12, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    That's only partly true. It's a feature of anything that is compliant with the SystemUIServer API, which is not a public API. Typically, only Apple Apps (Airport, Battery, Date/Time, etc) can be moved, but other things like MenuMeters which use the SystemUIServer can also be moved by holding CMD and dragging.

    Apps that extend NSMenubar (or something like that), which is most applications by third-parties, cannot be moved that way.
  5. hidehide thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2007
    Thanks very much :)
    Now it looks back the original :)

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