Make Menu Bar Status App?

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  1. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

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    I have an idea forming in my head...it's very unformed at the moment, but the first step/thought is:

    Can I make a program that shows a status in the menu bar?


    What the status is isn't important right now.. Say "a green light if Caps Lock is on" or a word of my chosing just sitting there...


    Barring that, a floating window showing whatever status, would be a second choice.

    (further development of idea involves being able to change status by issuing a command in terminal, I think...but still working on thoughts)
     
  2. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Google turned this up, so looks like it's possible..this might even be able to do what I want...
    https://getbitbar.com/
     
  3. Red Menace macrumors 6502

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  4. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks..knowing what to look for helps a lot :D
     
  5. robvas macrumors 68030

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    MenuMeters has the source code available, check it out
     
  6. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My solution to my needs WAS to use BitBar...

    Part of a system to change the key's on a USB Numberpad...

    I use ControllerMate to change the key mappings, and the command there triggers an applescript that rights a one line text file in a directory.
    BitBar then has a plugin that I wrote, that reads in that text file to a variable, and uses that to make the menu bar status I want.

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