Mac Menu Bar — How to Customize It

Your Macs menu bar is a tool for increasing your productivity, gives you information about your Mac or offer quick access to certain settings, but if left unchecked it just ends up a big mess. There may be icons up there for unidentified applications or icons, some of which you never use but can’t seem to remove. Custom Apple computers or Macs provide a number of unique benefits too. Here we will go through the process of customization to make your menu bar clutter-free.

Customized Apple Computers

• Changing Positions

Menu bar extras are in two groups, third party items on the left and system items at the right. Press the command key to change the position of any third party icon. Click it and drag it to the new location.

• Change fast user switching icon

There may be an icon that looks like a silhouette of a tiny person in your menu bar, or your name may be up there. That’s the fast user switching menu, and it allows you to switch between users without having to log in or out. You can change that icon to your name or vice versa or you can remove it altogether. Open up login options in system preferences and then click the lock icon to authenticate with your password.

• Customize date and time displayed

You have some limited control over how the clock appears in your menu bar. Click the time in your menu bar and open time and date preferences and then select the clock. Remove the clock from your menu bar entirely by deselecting show date and time in the menu bar. If you want to keep the clock as it is, you can choose whether to display the time with seconds, use a 24-hour clock, show AM/PM, and more.

These are some of the ways you can customize your menu bar and make it more efficient and save your time. To buy customized Macs visit Power Max, an authorized Apple Premier Partner, and seller. They specialize in new as well as used Macs, iPads, iPhones, iPods, as well as home automation and drones.