This might be a really dumb question, but here goes... (question about menu bar)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Johnny Shear, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Johnny Shear macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    ...I've tried and tried to find the answer on my own...

    1) I run Paralles (And am on the Mac side right now)

    Sometimes I look up top and see a bunch of commands like the Apple icon, Firefox, Menu, and about a half dozen other things I can't remember right now.

    But now (And many times before), I only see the Apple icon, Firefox and Menu.

    And in both cases, they are placed in the same upper row as the one with the time on the far right.

    Now, this creates a special problem for me because I need to access one of those commands so I can set it to (I forget the name...But it makes the Windows window stop short of the bottom of the screen so I can see my Mac dock...Just like it does when you're looking at your screen via Mac.

    I have no idea why this happens and no idea how to fix it. And it happens all the time...then all of the sudden it's fixed.

    Anybody care to pull me out of the Twighlight Zone???


  2. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    If the problem is on the Mac OS X side, perhaps you aren't used to the fact that under Mac OS X the menubar displays the menus for the current application, rather than having each window on the screen display its own individual menus at the top of that window.

    When you change applications, you'll see the menubar change to a new set of menus. There are number of ways to change applications, including clicking on another application's icon in the Dock, pressing command-tab, or using Exposé or Spaces to change to a window of another application.

    If I'm misinterpreting what's puzzling you, I apologize.

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