Possible to change order of menulets (menu icons) in Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by PaperQueen, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. PaperQueen macrumors 6502

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    The string of icons in my desktop menu is tooooooo long. Means Fantastical--the furthest icon to the left--is hidden behind app menus.

    Anyone know if there's a way to arrange the order of menulets (are they still called that these days) in Lion?
     
  2. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

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    Simply click hold and drag to whichever order you prefer
     
  3. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

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    Hold down the Command key and drag them where you want.
     
  4. PaperQueen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That only works on Apple-created menulets/icons (fyi to Four oF NINE: you have to also hold the Command key down). Those created by third parties don't budge, thus my question.

    Next idea...?
     
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  6. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

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    I don't have to hold the command key on mine for whatever reason;.. I can't say why you do.
     
  7. PaperQueen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Color me a dork, but how does one do that? (It continues to amaze me that even after being a Mac user for 25 years, there are *still* things I don't know how to do...like this.) :eek:
     
  8. Mal macrumors 603

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    System Preferences -> Users & Groups -> Login Items. Drag the items within that list to reorder them (top of the list will launch first, so place Fantastical there).

    jW
     
  9. PaperQueen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahhhh. Took me a couple of passes, not realizing you can only move items down the list, not up. Helped a bit, but the main problem is that there are so many Apple menulets (especially with the addition of the user name on the right end of the menu bar in Lion) that Fantastical is still hidden behind program menus when I launch most software.

    Still...noodged it a little bit to the right. Every mm helps. ;)
     
  10. Mal macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I think that's actually a bug that won't let you just reorder the list however you want, it didn't work that way before. Also, you can try things like changing the user name to simply an icon, which will give you back some space on the menubar.

    jW
     
  11. PaperQueen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm...clever suggestion. Will try that next. Thanks to everyone who chimed in!
     
  12. tygrubb macrumors regular

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    Also, regarding the Fast User Switching icon, if you don't have multiple users on your computer you can simply disable FUS and remove its icon from menu bar altogether.
     

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