TimeMachine on the menu bar

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    How can i set Timemachine to appear on the menu bar? The appropriate check box does not appear in Timemachine preferences, why is that?
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Your Time Machine preferences window doesn't have this checkbox at the bottom?
     

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  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nope, not on my G5 mac at work!
     
  4. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Are you using 10.5.6? I think the menu bar icon was added in a point update (maybe 10.5.2?).
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ahuh, well on 10.5.5 the menu bar icon works, but i think that im running the same on the G5 too! Of course i might be wrong, ill check tomorow and let you know!
     
  6. Nero Wolfe macrumors regular

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    Try looking in /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras

    for TimeMachine.menu ...

    ... if it's there, double-clicking it will add it to the menu bar.
     
  7. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok but if its in the MenuXtras shouldn't it be on the TMpreferences tab also?
     
  8. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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  9. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Do yourself a favor and run software update. Later software versions fix bugs that are present in earlier versions, and they often include security fixes that leave you very vulnerable if you don't install them.

    And yes, running a different version than everyone else might always be the problem.
     
  10. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Yep. Like I said in my earlier post, the menu bar icon was added in 10.5.2 or 10.5.3.
     
  11. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    It would be 10.5.2
     

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