Moving Menubar between monitors

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  1. tangentially macrumors newbie

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    I have a Macbook Pro and when I am at work I use it with a second external monitor.

    I occasionally need to move my menubar to my external monitor.

    I know how to do it via System Preferences, but that is time consuming and a bit irritating.

    Does anyone know of a system level command I could use from terminal to accomplish this? Then I could just automate it in a shellscript or applescript file and it would happen quickly and fairly easily.

    Thanks,

    John
     
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    When I was doing this, I just left the menubar assigned to my external display. When I would disconnect, it gracefully moves back to the MBP display (as do all the windows on the external). If I reconnected to that monitor, the menubar was back on the external.

    Does this work for you?
     
  4. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    yeh works in leopard i love this feature :p
     
  5. tangentially thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Moving Menubar between monitors

    I found an old utility called cscreen which does this from a terminal command line.

    It is no longer supported and is PPC only, but it works in my Leopard MBP fine.

    Thanks,

    John
     
  6. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the tip, I was looking for something to do this last week. :D
     

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