.Mac Sync icon in Menu Bar

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Zolk, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Zolk macrumors member


    Aug 3, 2006
    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.
  2. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    why it takes you into system prefs there is a checkbox at the bottom that says 'show status.... uncheck it.
  3. Zolk thread starter macrumors member


    Aug 3, 2006
    As I mentioned in my original post, there are no options in the .Mac pane as I do not have an account.

  4. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    hrm well that's weird.
  5. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
  6. Zolk thread starter macrumors member


    Aug 3, 2006
    Thanks! I also discovered that it's possible to hold down command and drag it off the menu.
  7. cuanurse macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2007
    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.
  8. vrillusions macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2007
    Cleveland, Ohio, US
    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)
  9. vladinecko macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Bay Area, CA
    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.
  10. owen-b macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2005
    Fab tip! Cheers!
  11. MYled macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    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.

  12. erikeric macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2008
    Not in Sys Prefs if you Don't Have .Mac

    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.
  13. MYled macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    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.

  14. Gondry macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2007
    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
  15. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    Popped up for me too when I was syncing my iPod. Very odd :)
  16. pfilias macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2006
    Awesome! That's one of the best Mac tips I've learned to date!!! :apple:
  17. ekologik macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2008
    awesome thanks!
  18. lcalcote macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2009
  19. macstatic macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2005
    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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