oops... a little help please

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by thewickedmusic, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. thewickedmusic macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2004
    Well last night I was bored, so keeping in mind its almost impossible to do anything fatal to osx, I decided to explore and look around a little bit. I came across a folder called "Menu Extras" and in it i found a bunch of files with things like "eject.menu, ichat.menu, etc" I clicked on a few and found that they were quite usefull! Like the iChat one let me log on to iChat from the menu bar and the display one let me change the resolution/size of the screen from the menu bar. But then I came across one that said "battery.menu" This confused me because, well, I have an iMac and those usualy don't have batterys so curiousity made me click it. Now I have a battery icon stuck in my menu bar which automaticly pops up upon log in and can't be quit. Sigh, does anyone know of any way that I can get rid of this menu extra without deleting the actual menu extra file? I'd like to make it go away but i don't really want to delete the file cus well it wasn't its fault :p . Now I know to be a little more careful and think things threw while I explore osx :rolleyes:

    Thanks for any help you can offer

    P.s - I was thinking that maybe there might be a way I can use the terminal to make it go away but uhm I'm not fluent in whatever the terminal speaks so I don't want to say "make the battery menu bar extra go away" and have it get lost in translation and turn out deleting the menu bar :eek: :D ;)

    Yes I know I am pretty dumb yeah yeah yeah bla bla please only post help I already feel bad enough :(
  2. snickelfritz macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2003
    Tucson AZ
    This is a shot in the dark:
    Try command-dragging the icon off of the menubar, to the desktop.
    It'll probably go "poof"and disappear, but I'm not sure if this will actually disable the function.

  3. thecow macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2003
    Timonium MD
    Where is the menu extras folder? I couldn't find it.
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras :)

    And Command-dragging should work to get rid of them.
  5. thewickedmusic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2004

    Oh man thank you thank you thank you soooooo much! I thought I was screwed for a moment there :p

    ps Thhhhaaaannnnnkkk yyyyooouuuuu :D

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