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Menuola is a simple little app to reveal your menu extras.You will need to drag the Menuola and drop it into Applications then you can open the app from there every time you want to reveal your menu extras, just go to the app by clicking Apple + Tab or clicking it on the dock if you want Menuola to open when the computer does add it to your Systems Preferences -> Accounts -> Login Items

What's New

Version 2.0:
  • Fully Cocoa Application
  • Hot Key No Longer Works (Hot Key Coming Soon)
  • How To Use Menuola Will Not Show At Launch But
  • Is Now In The Menu For Menuola

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Krioni Member IconReview+86
Krioni
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Does what it says, simply. I didn't think I would need it. Then, when I was hooked to a TV screen and using the mirrored-displays setting, I was at 1024x768 resolution. Needless to say, that meant I didn't have a lot of menu bar in Safari (watching something on Hulu). I went to hit Caffeine (to keep the screen from dimming), but it wasn't visible. Same thing in the Finder. Then I remembered this app, Menuola. Downloaded it, fired it up, and voila!

Nice to have when you need it.

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Version 2.0
ZZamboni Member IconReview+23
ZZamboni
+2

I actually find this a very nice idea. When I don't have my external monitor connected, I often find that some of my menubar extras get hidden by the application menus, thus becoming inaccessible.

For those who keep asking what this program does: it's simply a do-nothing application with a single one-letter menu: "M". What this achieves is freeing most of the menubar, so that all your menubar extras are accessible on the right.

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Version 2.0
Rooster Member IconComment+26
Rooster
+2

If I understand this correctly this is just a menu bar overflow utility. So if I'm running a MacBook Pro 17 and a 26-inch monitor both at a high resolution then this will not be of much use unless i have a ridiculous amount of menu items added. I like the idea and it make sense on my partner's MacBook Pro 15 but she doesn't have much in the way of menu items added but maybe with this little utility she will start :-) The price is right and it has some function so we should not complain too much LOL.

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Version 2.0
gcoghill
+2

For MacBook users with lots of menu items, this looks like it might be handy. Some time the app menus hide the left-most items.

FLASH1296 Member IconComment+297
FLASH1296
+1

I still cannot fathom what this is supposed to do.

I was the Prez' of an Apple chartered Mac User Group (M.U.G.) for years, and have been a Mac fanatic since 1985. I have even done a little Mac consulting. I am a power-user.

I assume that English is not the primary language of the software developer.

Perhaps s/he can find someone fluent in English to translate some notes re: the function and use of Menuola2.0

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Version 2.0
davidfreels Member IconComment+16
davidfreels
+2

The download link from MacUpdate is incorrect. It should be http://www.geocom.co.nz/downloads/Menuolav2.dmg.zip?1232491057

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Version 2.0
Geo Com (Developer)
+0

I have fixed it now i updated my site and updated the link but left out the s in downloads should be working as soon as mac update changes the listing

musubana Member IconReview+38
musubana
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Sometimes the simplest things are the most ingenious ones. People may laugh and say ”So what? It's just a menu!” - but someone had to breathe life into this idea.

Works like a charm. When I combine it with CornerClick ( http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12413/cornerclick ), all I have to do is to click the menu's corner to get uncluttered access to all those small icons…

The only thing lacking is a way to hide the Menuola icon from the doc…
Menuola is worth 5 stars, but I give it only 4 for now, to encourage the developer to think about what I just wrote… ;-)

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Version 2.0
Geo Com (Developer)
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I would love to do this but given the current state of Mac OS X you can hide any apps icon from the dock but it will also remove the Menu for the app which Menuola relies on
If any one does know how to do this without removing the Menu i would like to know how
Contact Me
http://www.geocom.co.nz/contact/index.php

Sixer ___2 Member IconComment+3
Sixer ___2
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The description is a little vague. The developers means Menu Extras. The little icons that you have to the right of your menubar.

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Version 2.0
sjk Member IconComment+996
sjk
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Re: Really Menuola is just an application with a single letter for the app name, and no menus - correct?

And surely it can be done with something smaller than a 5.9MB(!) download.

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Version 1.2
gcoghill Member IconComment+218
gcoghill
+0

This is kind of cool, I am a menubar junkie as well. I always wished a developer would make some sort of menubar overflow utility, and this is pretty close. I would like to see something where you can choose which items appear on the "main" menubar, and which appear on the "overflow" menubar. Anyways…

Really Menuola is just an application with a single letter for the app name, and no menus - correct?

Dev should consider making the hotkey customizable, as I already use f7 for other applications.

Otherwise kinda handy.

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Version 1.2
elegraphy Member IconComment+150
elegraphy
+0

I like the idea of this app, because I am totally a menu item junkie. Unfortunately, I don't see anything happen when I restart my powerbook when this is set as a login item, only the splash window act up. There's no document comes with the app that explains what it does with my menu items, or how it'll work inside my computer. For now, I have to trash it until the devoloper can come out the working version.

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Version 1.1
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Downloads 5,870
Version Downloads 4,524
License Free
Date 20 Jan 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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