Menufela
Menufela 1.5b2
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Haxie to hide menubar and/or Spotlight menu item.   Shareware ($5.00)
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Menufela is a haxie that lets you hide away the menubar and/or get rid of the spotlight menu item.
What's New
Version 1.5 beta 2:
  • FIX Rosetta apps no longer take over the menubar
  • FIX iClip should work properly now (patched [NSMenu menubarVisible]) EDIT: Apparently it still has some issues
  • FIX Dock menus now respond on first try
  • FIX Plugged all memory leaks.
  • IMPROVEMENT Tidied the gui a bit
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Not compatible with Mac OS X 10.5.

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Menufela User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Flash1296 commented on 13 Sep 2010
Orphaned software.

Not OS X 10.6.x compatible.
[Version 1.5b2]


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shai commented on 06 Apr 2008
Can I reiterate what has been said before... DO NOT install this on Leopard. I had to pull the hard drive out of my Mac Mini and connect to my iMac via USB to delete to offending files. See previous posts about what to do if this happens. AVOID IF USING LEOPARD! IT WILL STOP YOUR MAC FROM BOOTING UP
[Version 1.5b2]


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dogj commented on 26 Mar 2008
Does not work on Leopard. @Developer: Would you be so kind as to remove the part where it says 10.4.0 and up? this is not true. You just cost me 2 hours.
[Version 1.5b2]


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mustluvnerdz commented on 06 Mar 2008
Aweful. I rebooted right after installing, thinking that I might need to do in order to see the effects that were not working properly after the initial install and my BRAND NEW black macbook booted to a blue screen. After I got a new copy of leopard installed on an external drive I had to boot from that, go into the hd on my new macbook and delete all the files just to get my data back. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=375444) for instructions.
[Version 1.5b2]


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shamanjr reviewed on 25 Feb 2008
PROGRAM DOES NOT WORK ON LEOPARD AND WILL CRASH YOUR MACHINE. Developer will still take $$$ for this program, but has not acknowledged that it is incompatible with Leopard. If you get the blue screen of death, the mac forums tell you how to correct. It took 2 times to bring my system back to operating condition, but no problems now. You do not need another Mac to restore the system, and do not need to re-install Leopard.
[Version 1.5b2]


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LEXY commented on 15 Aug 2007
Great app!! Sould already have been in Mac OS X itself.
Strangely enough some apps like Safari and iPhoto don't remember their position at the top but leave a space where the menu was when restarting. Other apps like iTunes does it perfect. Nice at the top of the screen after starting.
Hope that you guys get it fixed soon. After one day of use, I'd never wanna do without Menufela nomore!!!
[Version 1.5b2]


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muney commented on 25 Jan 2007
with menufela running, when I try to use the "open" command from the terminal window, I get an error. this is even for applications that I've disabled. e.g. if I try to open a pdf document (which on my system calls preview), I get

% open tmp.pdf
RegisterProcess failed (error = -2805)
Abort
%

This happens for all applications it seems. I'm running menufela 1.5 on OS x 10.4.8 with the latest updates. I can open files by clicking on them with no problem, it's just the "open" command that seems to have a problem.
[Version 1.5]


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ARES reviewed on 25 Jan 2007
Great idea, bad release.

WindowShade X was stable since I started Menufela. I've trashed this app after a few hours, no remorse. EJI pointed some bugs, there are many more.

As a beta freeware I can accept it, as a shareware it is a joke. Too many bugs + shareware = 1 star.

To the developer: test your apps before charging for it.
[Version 1.5]


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Appolyon commented on 17 Dec 2006
There is nothing cooler than having the menu bar hidden away and Menufela does it simply and easily. Plus seeing as I no longer use Spotlight its nice to remove that from the bar, even if it's only really cosmetic.

Just a couple of things. First, under this beta some applications can't launch or launch properly while the bar is hidden. A couple of examples are Speed Freak which begins to consume insane amounts of CPU. It runs as normal when the menu bar hiding is off. The widget Net Re-connector also fails to re-connect when the menu is hidden. There may be other instances when hiding affects other applications but for now I've stopped doing that. Second, what exactly is the Kiosk mode? There is no documentation on it at all.

Can't wait for the next update!
[Version 1.5]


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FLASH1296 reviewed on 10 Dec 2006
Fantastic. Priceless for those of us with 13" Macbooks where every pizel of screen real estate is precious.
[Version 1.5]


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dnem41 had trouble on 08 Jul 2008
is this out for leopard yet?
[Version 1.5b2]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 08 Jul 2008
Developer site has disappeared. Did a google search, found nothing to indicate this software will ever be updated. Of course, anything can happen and often does.
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elegraphy commented on 12 Nov 2008
Check here:
http://ninjakitten.us/
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ClarusAD had trouble on 08 Feb 2008
After installing menufela on MacOS 10.4.10 ; when i watch a movie in fullscreen with QuikTime, the menubar and dock are still here !!!!
What can i do to uninstall menufella and retrieve real fullscreen in QuickTime ? (with no dock and menubar)
[Version 1.5b2]

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kp00rs replied on 10 Feb 2008
go to your home folder, Library, and then to PreferencePanes. Delete the Menufela from there. If you have Application Enhancer installed make sure you have the menufela unchecked. This should work.
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solsang had trouble on 01 Feb 2008
Installing on Leopard - blue screen of login death!

After installing adn restarting, osx hangs on a nice blue screen, mouse cursor active nothing else...

Had not yet used Timemachine or other backup, doh!

Talked with apple support: had to reinstall Leopard, thankfully it kept my settings and files (select install on new location, transfer settings when using the dvd, needs 15gb free space)

Ok, i did see menufela was made for 10.4 or higher, not specifically for 10.5

And i did set "hide menu" before restarting, maybe that was unwise - after the osx reinstall it was still there, so i immediately uninstalled it!

So now youre warned, and adviced to learn a few unix commands if you happen to have the need of deleting some files to make space for a reinstall;)

Aurin
Finland
[Version 1.5b2]


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yrm had trouble on 01 Feb 2007
Menufela is incompatible with iClip 4.
[Version 1.5]


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Downloads:23,353
Version Downloads:16,154
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:19 Mar 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $5.00
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Menufela is a haxie that lets you hide away the menubar and/or get rid of the spotlight menu item.


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