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MenuEverywhere Reviews

2.0
18 November 2012

Access the menubar from any window.

Fishscale
13 August 2010

Most helpful

I bought this application and emailed the developer asking for the feature to disable the menu from the screen since I use the hotkey only. I received an email containing a version of MenuEverywhere that fit my needs until a new version would be released as he had other features he wanted to add before releasing an update. The official update came one day later and here it is. This is a great app with a great proactive developer behind it. I would recommend this app to everyone. It's a life saver. I can't say enough about how great an app this is and how great the customer service is. The app is lightweight, taking up nearly no system resources and has many different ways of accessing the menu. I would download this and give it a try. Definitely worth the $7. An os x app that is finally priced right. Most dev's imo figure if you can afford a mac you can afford their $40-$50 one trick pony. Definitely worth the download and if you have a request, the dev is super helpful as I mentioned. Five stars from me!
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Version 1.0.8

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Ui-Guy
16 May 2017
I loved this app and used it constantly, but…alas…it appears to no longer work with macOS Sierra (10.12). Looking for alternatives.
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
qb
qb
04 December 2017
@Ui-Guy - did you find a replacement for MenuEverywhere? thx
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Meitnik
28 November 2015
stay away, its buggy and you can't send a crash log to the dev. Started getting suggestd crashes. looking for another similar tool.
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Version 2.0
UrbanAstronomer
13 December 2014
I have been using this through a number of OS iterations. From 10.6 up to 10.9.5, MenuEverywhere just works well.
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Version 2.0
Ralph-Martin
26 June 2014
Doesn't work with Mavericks as you cannot "Turn on Assistive Devices" with the Mavericks Preference Pane.
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Version 2.0
2 answer(s)
MnogoMnogo
MnogoMnogo
03 July 2014
It's moved to Security, where what you have to do is pick the Privacy tab, then pick MenuEverywhere.
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Ralph-Martin
Ralph-Martin
04 July 2014
Thanks. Now I know how to Turn on Assitive Devices, the trial period is over, so I cannot evaluate it. Pity the developer did not bother to update their instructions.
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OhEssex
05 November 2013
After an exhaustive process of trial and elimination, I'm fairly certain MenuEverywhere is the cause of my dominant grief under 10.9 - I kept getting major and frequent system slow downs involving a process called com.apple.iconServicesMonitor and the only way to get my MacBook Pro back to normal was to kill that process. That process is supposed to pop up every now and then, do its thing and then vanish, but it seems MenuEverywhere keeps repeatedly forcing it into the open once it appears on its own. MenuEverywhere has problems anyway, it hasn't been updated in a year and it's likely abandonware at this point.
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
Binary Bakery
Binary Bakery
27 November 2013
MenuEverywhere is most definitely *NOT Abandonware*. We are still actively developing it and have delayed the release of a new version to iron out bugs related to Mavericks. That beign said, we've had scant reports of bugs from Mavericks users (and we use it ourselves on Mavericks). If you do experience problems, please email support@binarybakery.com describing the steps to replicate the bug. Thanks and happy Thanksgiving!
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Macbookpro
18 November 2012
It appears that the license from 1.x works with 2.0. So you can update without worry. Developer may need to confirm this. I did not see one way or another on the website.
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
Binary Bakery
Binary Bakery
28 November 2013
That's correct. 2.0 is a free upgrade.
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Maclover1-1
03 November 2012
I just experienced a veeeery slow and fairly unresponsive Mac.. went to Activity Monitor.. MenuEverywhere was eating away 4GB or my RAM.. Not sure how that happened..as I've been using it for quite some time and had never run into this. My Mac has been on for two days (I tend to reboot every morning) and I have worked with all sorts of software since yesterday.. launching, quitting etc.. Not sure if one gave ME a hardship.. in any case, quit ME and got my RAM back :-) Before checking Activity Monitor I thought Adobe was eating away at my RAM and it ended up being this..
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Version 1.9.9
1 answer(s)
Meitnik
Meitnik
07 September 2013
my CS6 ps CRASHES repeatedly, am yanking ME. ME should not need 2 gb ram!!!! looking for another tool does same as me.
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Michael-Sebrecht
21 March 2012
Best of the bunch and support is fast! Recommended.
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Version 1.9.8
Shawnmack
08 December 2011
awful redraws. stutters all over the screen.. NOT LION COMPATIBLE
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Version 1.9.7
1 answer(s)
Binary Bakery
Binary Bakery
08 December 2011
Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. MenuEverywhere is Lion compatible and each release is tested on multi monitor Snow Leopard and Lion systems to ensure smooth behavior. For the stutter and redraw issue, I'll apprdciate it if you contact me at support@binarybakery.com to investigate and resolve. It may very well be an issue related to a specific setup. Thank you
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Laraine
16 October 2011
What a bummer that it won't work on PPC. Yes, I'm afraid I do still expect my G5 to be catered for.
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Version 1.9.65
Dremwkr
16 October 2011
This is a MUST HAVE mac App. It saves so much TIME and EFFORT. Apple should have thought of it. It is an unexpected jewel, I'd know I needed it, now that I have it, I can't do without it! It just works, I just does what I need it to do, and it is a steal compared to the labor and hassle it saves. WELL DONE!
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Version 1.9.65
1 answer(s)
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
16 October 2011
Read: I didn't know I needed it vice I'd know I needed it.
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Frankns
01 October 2011
After the upgrade Lion. it looks like I have an odd issue with ME: I'll be replying to a message in Mail or moving a window in finder ... and suddenly the window disappears. Sometimes I find it down at the bottom left of the screen, with only the title bar showing. Other times, it will "walk" to the bottom of the screen on its own ... a "stutter step at a time," while I try in vain to stop it. In Mail, this tends to happen if I start typing in the reply before the Genie has openened the message all the way. In the Finder, it seems to happen if I move a window too quickly to the edge of a screen or across to my second monitor." The problem stops as soon as I turn off Menu Everywhere. I've written BB but no response so far.
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Version 1.9.47
2 answer(s)
Binary Bakery
Binary Bakery
01 October 2011
Dear Frank, Many thanks for the report. Apologies for not seeing your email of 30 September. To help me debug, please provide me with: your plist file located at ~/Library/Preferences/com.binarybakery.MenuEverywhere.plist and a screenshot of your monitor/display arrangement. Thanks!
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Binary Bakery
Binary Bakery
09 October 2011
Dear Frank, all users, This issue has now been fixed as of version 1.9.49. Thanks for helping track and fix this, Frank! Kind regards, Hisham
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Moxiesozo
16 August 2011
Could someone expound on the Snow Leopard "ACL bug" mentioned above in the WHAT'S NEW comments?
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Version 1.9.44
1 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
16 August 2011
Sure. Here's a good explanation: http://www.brunerd.com/blog/2011/03/22/finders-nasty-inherited-acl-bug-aka-error-41/
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bobembry
10 August 2011
On my MacBook Pro (2007) running 10.6.8 MenuEverywhere acts as though it has a big memory leak. When its first launched it is using a reasonable 28 MB of Real Memory and 300 MB of Virtual memory. After a few hours of never being called its Real Memory usage goes up to nearly 150 MB. I've seen it as high as 300 MB in previous versions. I've reported this to the developer, but no response. I've stopped using it.
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Version 1.9.42
1 answer(s)
Binary Bakery
Binary Bakery
13 August 2011
Hi Bob, Thanks for your comment. With regards to virtual memory, MenuEverywhere is a garbage collection-enabled app. The level of virtual memory reported (in the hundreds) is normal for a garbage collected app (automatic memory allocation/deallocation). Your actual memory usage is under Real Memory. For more information, see this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2178808/why-is-my-cocoa-app-using-so-much-virtual-memory With regards to the Real Memory usage, with recent (post 1.9 releases) it should not exceed more than 170-180mb and that's after using it with several apps over several hours. Part of this is a cache that's built up to accomodate faster operation. This cache is automatically cleared up after a set level. On average, memory usage is around 50-70mb.
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Jmsuijkerbuijk
01 August 2011
Very useful tool, even on my one monitor set up. The support is impeccable and lightning fast.
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Version 1.9.41
Maclover1-1
22 July 2011
G R E A T.. especially with MegaZoom and now FullScreen Lion apps !!! Beware.. using this will make you burning much fewer calories.. and get you fat ;-)
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Version 1.9.1
1 answer(s)
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
22 July 2011
sorry "make you burn".. conjugation issues lol
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Eveningclouds
05 July 2011
I like the program. I use it on my iMac but only with certain programs like Safari where I end up going to the menubar a lot. Turn it off for Excel, where I often have to display multiple windows and which os already stuffed with tons of menubars and ribbons etc. Have noticed huge surges of CPU usages and sluggish access to Preferences and the exclude list. But I don't notice that any programs are affected. So far, I give this a very positive rating.
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Version 1.8.995
Fhall1
02 July 2011
Keeps telling me 1.8.98 is the latest version available
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Version 1.8.995
1 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
14 July 2011
The update appcast wasn't pushed to our website. Fixed now :)
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Drscott
10 May 2011
This is an excellent product with superb support. The developer has answered my questions almost instantaneously. For those with 27" iMac, MenuEverywhere is indispensable. It's saved me a lot of time and trouble by avoiding the huge mouse movements to the menu bar when I have multiple windows open. I heartily recommend it.
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Version 1.8.5.8
Lls
25 April 2011
It,s nice to have and he updates frequently. He still has a little more to do.
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Version 1.8.5.2
joako112973
02 April 2011
Not My Fav...
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Version 1.8.3
2 answer(s)
Doppelbock
Doppelbock
03 April 2011
That's a review? No, I'm not the dev and I do like the software but I *do* pay attention to what others think when pondering a purchase. If it's "not your fave" then that's fair enough, but if that's all you've got to say then why bother? Tell us WHY, what is does or does not do to make it "not your fave." Is it even a feature you were looking for in the first place?
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joako112973
joako112973
05 April 2011
OK i Guess I didn't find anything more that the menu bar already offer. Also it doesn't work very well with programs, such photoshop, SignLab PosterShop and most of the programs use for PrePresswork. I felt that i add another app that i didn't need The files i work are super big so for me to add an app to my system it better do more than the menu bar. Now It doesn't mean that It Won't work for every one else. For what i was going to use it it didn't perform as good as i had hope. Sorry.
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Doppelbock
20 March 2011
I bought this a while back as it's really handy for use with multiple monitors - especially large ones. I reported the issue with the menu in Mail a week or so ago and got immediate response from the dev....and it's now fixed in the latest release. That's the kind of support I like to see. This little utility gives me a feature I've wanted in the OS since I started using multiple monitors and I recommend it very highly....very happy customer.
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Version 1.8.3
Wa5655
05 March 2011
It still have issues with Adobe CS5 apps. The menus on the 2nd monitor and the popup menu do not work consistently, it works for a while, then it will grey out. please fix it.
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Version 1.8.1
1 answer(s)
Peter-Emil
Peter-Emil
23 May 2011
I use Divvy for quickly rearrange windos on my monitors. That doesn't work well with the Adobe Family as well. Looks like it is a quirk from Adobe's software. I will take MenuEverywhere for a little test-spin, see if it works for me.
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mu-noob
23 January 2011
MenuEverywhere does pop up menu items at the top of each window ... but sometimes those items are slower to respond than the ones in the menu bar. And they have odd behavior when a window is moved. I've removed it from my MacBook -- I don't think it's useful on a small screen. But I have a 30" screen at home and think MenuEverywhere is much more useful on a large screen, where the menu bar is far away from many windows.
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Version 1.7.6.4
1 answer(s)
Binary Bakery
Binary Bakery
24 January 2011
Thanks for your comment and for trying it out. I'm constantly working to improve the responsiveness of ME with various apps. As for the 'odd' behavior, I believe you're referring to the lag in MenuEverywhere's menu moving when the window is moved. That's a limitation of the Accessibility API which doesn't report realtime window movement. To counter that, move the window using the ME menu bar (note that this will work when the ME bar is on top of the window, not to the right of the green zoom button).
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Rob-h
14 January 2011
This looks like an excellent little app but I have a small problem in that the menubar that appears immediately above the active window (or embedded in the window frame depending on how you have it configured), lags behind by about 2 seconds when you move the window. This is on a quad-core Mac Pro, 12Gb RAM, running S/L 10.6.6. There's also the issue of windows with long titles (such as Firefox) where the menus overlay the window title, making both unreadable. Minor niggles I guess for what is a very clever app.
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Version 1.7.6.2
1 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
14 January 2011
Hi there, Thanks for the feedback. With regards to the lag, this is a limitation of Apple's Accessibility API: it doesn't report realtime window movement to MenuEverywhere. To counter that, try dragging on the actual MenuEverywhere horizontal menu bar when it is on top of the window, that way the window will also be dragged/moved in close-to-realtime. Give it a try. Thanks, Hisham
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Wa5655
10 January 2011
very useful with my dual monitor setup.
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Version 1.7.6
1 answer(s)
Wa5655
Wa5655
17 January 2011
with DevonThink pro, the display of "Devonthink Pro Office" is truncated, please fix it. thanks.
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Tom-W00t
05 January 2011
Brief review, This is a very useful app if your workflow involves multiple monitors. In my case, an external monitor attached to a 13' Macbook. Pros: (1) Variety of option to display app menus (on top or inside window title bar, as an extra menubar in your secondary monitor(s). (2) Excellent and responsive support. Cons: (1) Idles at a 10%-14% CPU usage [therefore I only start it when I need it] (2) As the developer warns, it is not compatible with apps that use non-standard window frameworks. Overall: I recommend it if you work with apps scattered across multiple monitors. Performance can suffer a bit for compute intensive tasks because of high CPU usage, but it's not a show stopper. The true value of MenuEverywhere is saving you a LOT of mousing around from monitor to monitor, a big plus when you are interacting a lot with different apps. MenuEverywhere 1.6.1, Snow Leopard 10.6.5 on Macbook first gen Unibody, 4GB RAM, Nvidia 9400M
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Version 1.6.1
1 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
26 February 2011
Just a head's up with regards to CPU usage. As of version 1.7.9 this has been significantly improved. Idle usage is minimal and overall cpu usage is more efficient. It's also way, way faster thanks to a new intelligent caching scheme for menus. This is especially evident when using apps with a large number of menu items. Thanks
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hisham-khalifa
05 January 2011
For anyone experiencing flicker on a secondary monitor: Do you have both the window-top horizontal menu bar and the screen top menubar active? If they're, then the window-top bar will interfere with the screentop and cause flicker. If so, move the window down a bit or disable the screentop bar or ignore the window-top bar for the current app. We will improve this behavior soon by making the two bars aware of each other.
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Version 1.6.1
1 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
05 January 2011
This is now fixed with version 1.6.5.
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MuchMac
04 January 2011
So nice to have menu's on my second monitor. This software gives you a lot of options for how you can do that. I recommend watching the screencast on the developer's web site if you want a better sense of everything that this utility can do. There were enough options that it took me three or four minutes of informed trial-and-error to get it configured to behave the way I wanted it to work, but it was worth the time and effort. Hard to comment and rate for stability because this is a recent download. No issues so far and I like that the developer says that this is coded without hacks.
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Version 1.6.1
bret-3
04 January 2011
I have two complaints about this download. First, I can't get the product registered with the link that was provided. I have tried following the instructions in the email several times, but have had no luck getting to a screen where I can register the product. Second, the ME bar is flickering on and off all the time and it drives me nuts. It is like having a mini strobe light on my screen. Other than those two complaints, I like the functionality of the app.
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Version 1.6.1
1 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
04 January 2011
Hi there, Please contact me directly to fix the flicker issue. It's most likely due to: 1- Two instances of MenuEverywhere are running. Check this in Activity Monitor and kill/quit one instance. 2- The window-top menubar is under the screen-top menubar. Solution: move the app window down a bit or disable the window-top or screen-top menubar. 3- The license file should have a .menueverywherelicense extension. Some email and web clients add .exe (if you have Parallels installed) or .txt or .xml in error. Simply rename that to .menueverywherelicense, double click it and you should get registered. Thanks again
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Johane-senrik
31 December 2010
initially i thought it would be cool to access the menu anywhere, and everywhere i recognized that i cant get over the habit of going to the classic menu bar. if i had like a 40"+ screen, slight chance I might use it, but hey, for a 15' and 17', it's really no hassle for me to reach up to the classic menu bar. one great thing about it is maybe for some, it's the one thing that makes your mac look different from the others.
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Version 1.5.5
22duke
24 December 2010
has come a long way I purchased a while ago and de-installed it as it did not work to well on my 2 x 27" monitors but now I can add a second top bar like the apple bar on my second monitor and I'm back using it and it's great. two suggestions: 1. make the MenuEverywhere in second top menu a icon takes up to much room written out 2. Make bare behavior same as apple so you can put window behind it at all. Now it will pop back out which is a good move but better would be if you could not put it there in first place. keep up the good work excellent app
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Version 1.5.3
1 answer(s)
Binary Bakery
Binary Bakery
24 December 2010
Thanks for your suggestions, will definitely work on improving the behavior.
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Drdul
20 December 2010
I wrote a review a long time ago when ME was in its infancy, and gave it five stars. Since then a lot of features have been added to ME and it has matured considerably, so it's time for another 5-star review. What prompted me was the addition of a realistic and usable menubar across the top of my second monitor. I use this in addition to the single menu button attached to the windows of selected applications. The beauty is that the secondary menubar only appears when I need it, and it appears for all apps, even ones for which i have chosen not to display the menu button. What a great combination of features!
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Version 1.5.1
Dochoz
18 December 2010
It is annoying at times.
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Version 1.5
2 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
18 December 2010
Hi there, Thanks for the review. Please contact me with your suggestions/comments for improvement. I'd appreciate knowing what makes it annoying at times as that will help me improve it. One aspect which some find annoying (which may or may not be what you're referring to), is the non-realtime movement of window-attached horizontal menu bars. I'm currently working on this and will endeavor to provide an amicable solution that delivers close-to-realtime results without resorting to hacks or unnecessary system overhead.
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Dochoz
Dochoz
18 December 2010
That's exactly it. The window keeps jumping up and down to accommodate the extra bar. Thanks for your prompt response.
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bwahacker
17 December 2010
This is great work. One suggestion -- if the window in question is on the main monitor and near the top of the main monitor, I don't need the menus to appear. Seems like an obvious preference. I am trying this in conjunction with SecondBar, so it would also be nice to configure a 2nd main monitor as well, even if it was just a hidden preference in the plist. :-) I am going to run this for a few days and see if I use it enough to buy. I think the other comments that it needs to look more Mac-like are spot on. If you added or did what SecondBar does, but did it on all my screens, I'd buy this instantly. I run 4 monitors and SecondBar just puts the menu bar on a 2nd monitor, but not a 3rd and 4th.
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Version 1.4.8
1 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
17 December 2010
Hi there, Thanks for your comment and suggestions. I'll be releasing a new update soon that addresses the look issue. As for the screentop menubar, it appears on whichever secondary monitor the mouse is currently in. I may add a permanent screentop menubar for all monitors all the time, depending on how many users hound me for the feature :) Frankly speaking, most users agree that having it slide in/out automatically is better than having it always show since it preserves screen real estate.
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Sparrowhawk
04 December 2010
Hi, me again. I was just wondering whether you had any plans to make a style option for the secondary bar such that the background colour of the buttons is transparent with no border whatsoever, so that they look like the primary bar, and also when selected the background of that item is deep blue, again just like the primary bar? By the way, great new icon! :)
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Version 1.4.4
6 answer(s)
gcoghill
gcoghill
04 December 2010
I agree, for an app that attaches itself to all your windows, it needs to blend in better with OS X.
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hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
04 December 2010
Yup. I'm aiming for that.
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gcoghill
gcoghill
06 December 2010
Sounds great!
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Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
07 December 2010
I agree, it's great that you take the time to monitor comments here and implement requests. This utility gets batter and better all the time. Many thanks.
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hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
18 December 2010
Alrighty, the regular menu bar knock-off look is done. It's out with version 1.5. Thanks
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Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
20 December 2010
Thank you for implementing the native looking menu bar in 1.5 - ME is just about perfect for me now :)
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Fhall1
17 November 2010
How come when I use the menu in an app (like Chrome) and say "check for updates" it doesn't do anything? I have to go into applications and run the app (even though it's already running) before it'll actually check.
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Version 1.4.2
1 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
18 November 2010
Hi FHALL, As mentioned in my reply to your comment below, please email me your setup info so I can replicate the issue, if any. I have tested the update mechanism (standard Sparkle framework) on several setups and it works fine. There's only so much I can do at this point with no info on your setup. Thanks.
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Version 1.4.2
Willowdemayo
09 November 2010
Really loving this little app. But the latest update that removed the misplaced menubar repeatedly crashed my Finder and drastically slowed the startup on my machine. Using 10.6.4 on a 3 Ghz iMac. So I've disabled it but am eager to get it back up and running. Thanks.
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Version 1.3.7.7
2 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
09 November 2010
Hi Willow, Please get in touch with me directly at the support address in order for me to obtain information that will allow me to help prevent the crash you're experiencing. On a code level, there are not that many significant changes from the last couple of releases, so I would guess it may be a conflict with some other app. Thanks, Hisham
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Version 1.3.7.7
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
13 November 2010
This has now been fixed. Also, the new version has been thoroughly tested for compatibility with 10.6.5.
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Version 1.3.7.7
Fhall1
08 November 2010
Check for updates using the Mac menu bar icon or the menu pulldown in an app window never works...I have to "run" the app from Applications....any ideas why?
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Version 1.3.7.7
1 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
09 November 2010
Hi there, Please contact me via email to provide more information on your setup. The update check from the menu works fine on my end. Thank you
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Version 1.3.7.7
Sparrowhawk
01 November 2010
Thanks for introducing a secondary window menu bar at the top of the window. A few of requests: - could you offer an option to make it mimic the look and feel of the standard OS X menu bar? I have to be honest and say that the current options jar a little. (incidentally, your style option in prefs is greyed out of window menus are disable, and yet it applies to the top of screen menu bar too. I think the prefs page may need a rejig) - When not hidden, could you make apps that are positioned at the top of the screen push down below it (and resize vertically if necessary to keep all the window on screen, for example if they are maximised) - include the Apple menu if possible In other words, like SecondBar does it. That way I can drop SB and have just ME as my secondary monitor utility rather than a combination of both. Many thanks for your constant improvements of this excellent utility.
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Version 1.3.7.3
5 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
01 November 2010
Thanks for your comment. Responses in order: 1. With regards to the look, it's on the to do list and I'll definitely work towards a more system-consistent look for the screen-top menubar and the other buttons as well. Preferences layout will also be reworked and tweaked. 2. Definitely, this is already on the to-do list. 3. The Apple menu should show on the screen-top menubar. Make sure it's checked in Preferences->Menu Options->Show Apple Menu.
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Version 1.3.7.3
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
01 November 2010
Thanks, that sounds very promising. :) Apple Menu: oops! Thanks for pointing that out, my mistake indeed. And having re-read my initial comment, I am ashamed at the number of typos in there! I really must proof-read my posts!
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Version 1.3.7.3
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
02 November 2010
Another small request: When using the top-of-screen secondary menu bar and you have it hidden, it appears too soon, ie before you touch the top of the screen. Which means that if you are trying to use the window traffic light controls, unless you are very quick ME appears over the top of the controls and you cannot click them. Could you make the hidden menu bar only appear when the Y coordinate is at the very top edge of the screen please? Thanks :)
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Version 1.3.7.4
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
02 November 2010
Noted. Will fix by next release hopefully. Thanks!
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Version 1.3.7.4
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
05 November 2010
Fixed :)
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Version 1.3.7.5
Garyi
01 November 2010
I'm going to give it a longer try but I am struggling with just how busy someone needs to be to not have time to drag their pointer to the top. The primary concern for me is how it looks when you move a window, that there is not a good look.
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Version 1.3.7.3
1 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
01 November 2010
I personally use four monitors, and moving from the farthest monitor to the primary monitor just to select or peruse menu items have is distracting, cumbersome an unintuitive, for me at least. That's why I made MenuEverywhere. Remembering shortcuts is great, but not an ideal solution all the time. The dragging effect when the menubar is attached to the window is a limitation of Apple's Accessibility API. It does not report realtime window movement. However, I have found a close-to-realtime workaround and am testing it as we speaks (no hacks, I try to avoid them). It looks good so far and I may include it in a future release once it passes testing.
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Version 1.3.7.3
Garyi
01 November 2010
Some of these reviews are a bit unreal man, the guy below me has written an entire book about this utility humm.. Long and short is I tried it for around 30 seconds. Nasty.
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Version 1.3.7.3
2 answer(s)
hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
01 November 2010
Thank you for trying out MenuEverywhere. I think 30 seconds is a bit too quick to judge the usefulness of MenuEverywhere. I would suggest you give the Preferences a spin and play around with the options to your liking. 30 seconds does not give you enough time to do that. Also, 'nasty' does not help developers make better software. If you'd be a bit more verbose then I'd be able to note down what is lacking in MenuEverywhere and endeavor to improve it. To help you out, I'll give you an example: A while ago an impaired-vision individual emailed me regarding the lack of variable font sizes in MenuEverywhere, which would make it more suitable for his use. In fact, a boon to his use as he would be able to comfortably select and view menu items from anywhere and in a large size. I added that feature a few releases back. He's now happy and a few other vision-impaired users are also quite happy with it. GARYI, the above is a small example of how MenuEverywhere, after a constructive suggestion/criticism, has made some Mac users' lives that little bit easier. I'm glad I managed to do that. And I would be more than happy to help make your Mac life a little bit easier. All you have to do is communicate, like others have in these comments and via email. Well, looks like I wrote a book here, but I think this needed to be said, not in support of my MenuEverywhere, but in support and respect to all the users who commented here on MenuEverywhere and who use it everyday.
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Version 1.3.7.3
Macnerd1984
Macnerd1984
08 November 2010
Lame review - 30 Seconds? Maybe you just couldn't figure out how to use it? Dev seems responsive and that has to be worth a bit more of your time, if you think it might be a useful app.
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Version 1.3.7.7
James-K-
29 October 2010
I have often wondered if anyone at Apple used a multi-monitor setup. Sure, having the menubar on one screen maximizes the screen real estate of the additional monitors. But you lose a lot of the convenience and simplicity for which Apple is known. I tried SecondBar and DejaMenu. Both are nice applications. DejaMenu hasn't seen an update since 2007. SecondBar is in active development and demonstrates another way of addressing the menubar issue. However, my own impression is that SecondBar doesn't feel as well integrated. I am impressed with Hisham's (Binary Bakery) attention to addressing this issue and his focus on making it as elegant as possible. I am fairly OS agnostic. I use Windows, Linux, and OSX and often experiment with other hobbyist OS platforms. I believe that developers who add functionality to the OS or the window manager on Windows and Linux often have an easier time of it as their interfaces are not held to as high a standard for unity and elegance. MenuEverwhere is a well-integrated solution to the need for additional menu bars. And, it looks nice. So, what are my niggling issues with the program? I want to use the borderless style (I believe it will appear less cluttered) but on my system the borderless buttons are not vertically centered within the menu bar. They appear to float to the top which is a bit jarring on OSX. I'm sure that on Windows or Linux I wouldn't even notice this issue. In the meantime, I'm using the rounded buttons until that (admittedly minor) issue is addressed. Because Adobe adds a number of non-standard controls to their application windows, Adobe Creative Suite requires activating the menu via a hotkey. I don't mind this. In fact, I appreciate the work around as it seems to lend itself better to my workflow while doing design. I often use my Adobe CS5 software on a large external monitor and need access to the menu bar. It's nice that I don't have to leave the work area to access the menu bar. The window-integrated menubar menus can be pretty slow to appear in some applications (the "Bundles" menu in Textmate, for instance). Sometimes menu items in the window-integrated menubar are grayed-out that are otherwise accessible through the regular menubar (again, Textmate is where I noticed this). I suspect that these issues are fairly application specific and probably not common as I haven't observed the issues in many other applications, yet. Each of these issues are minor. In the case of Adobe CS5 I actually prefer the hotkey access to the standard menubar as it is such a nice complement to the contextual menus Adobe already implements. Binary Bakery's MenuEverywhere addresses one of the most annoying issues with using a dual/multi-monitor setup on OSX. It is one of those small things that can make a big difference in helping you get your work done. I've only used it for a short time but I decided to purchase it this morning. Hisham, thank you for continuing to work on this utility.
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Version 1.3.6.8
OhEssex
20 October 2010
Holy Smoke I've never seen such a responsive developer! He answers emails promptly, accepts suggestions and criticisms graciously, and best of all takes these inputs and turns them into working code usually within a day or two. I have two external monitors connected to my MacBook Pro and this software is a total godsend. No more racking up the mouse miles constantly traveling to that distant menubar about 3 feet away. This functionality needs to be in OS X!
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Version 1.3.6.7
Whenindoubtshout
15 October 2010
I like this: best enhancement I've found so far for the two-monitor user. And unlike like most screen-productivity apps, which typically promise much, look smart, wow you with a couple of snazzy tricks, then crash and burn taking the OS and a couple of hours of your time with them, THIS ONE ACTUALLY WORKS. MenuEverywhere follows your windows around like a faithful spaniel - a little slow off the mark but never far behind and just where it's supposed to be when you need it. And so far it hasn't crashed or misbehaved once. It could be prettier, I guess, and like everyone else I'd like the second-screen top menu bar (promised by BinaryBakery - I'd like a second screen dock, too, of course - but then, I'd like my iPhone 4 to have the same network coverage as the cheapest Nokia - a man can dream!). Takes a day or two to get used to and adjust to your liking, but worth the persistence. Very good value, very handy.
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Version 1.3.6.5
22duke
10 October 2010
used it for a couple of days and disabled it again as it becomes to messy for me (if you display on top of window it's kind of confusing I initially like the feature where it show on menu bar but got to often caught with activating menu when actually trying to move window. So I'm waiting for implementation that I just can replicate apples top menu on my second 27" monitor then it will be a treat and gladly use it again. For the cheap price I do not regret buying it.
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Version 1.3.6.3
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hisham-khalifa
hisham-khalifa
13 October 2010
Thank you for your purchase and comment. Screen top menubar is on the to do list and in fact, only a few releases away from being implemented. This of course will be a free update to all current and previous buyers of MenuEverywhere. Other enabling menuing paradigms are in the works as well, the details of which will appear in future releases as and when they come out. This is YOUR app. It's made to make your life that little bit easier. I'm listening, so keep your comments and suggestions coming :)
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Version 1.3.6.4
Limasign
16 September 2010
I've used the trial for about 2 weeks, when at first sight the trial info seemed a bit annoying. But having bought this small and really NOT pricey app, I got just addicted to it: I got 2 screens at work on my laptop, and just itself at home, but I really like it for the shortcut. I've set it to "ctrl-z" to invoke MenuEverywhere just by thinking of it (LOL, not really), and it helps me everywhere, not just on 2 screens! Now, while using Zooom2 & MenuEverwhere, window AND menu handling becomes so more direct! short: I LOVE it.
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Version 1.3.1
Fishscale
13 August 2010
I bought this application and emailed the developer asking for the feature to disable the menu from the screen since I use the hotkey only. I received an email containing a version of MenuEverywhere that fit my needs until a new version would be released as he had other features he wanted to add before releasing an update. The official update came one day later and here it is. This is a great app with a great proactive developer behind it. I would recommend this app to everyone. It's a life saver. I can't say enough about how great an app this is and how great the customer service is. The app is lightweight, taking up nearly no system resources and has many different ways of accessing the menu. I would download this and give it a try. Definitely worth the $7. An os x app that is finally priced right. Most dev's imo figure if you can afford a mac you can afford their $40-$50 one trick pony. Definitely worth the download and if you have a request, the dev is super helpful as I mentioned. Five stars from me!
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Version 1.0.8
Drdul
13 August 2010
With version 1.08, the Menu button now looks really good!
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Version 1.0.8
Drdul
10 August 2010
Thanks for the new options to keep the menu button visible at all times and park it to the right of the zoom button. I downloaded the new version and bought a licence right away. MenuEverywhere has become indispensable to me, and IMO is well worth the $7. It's not quite perfect, however. When the menu button is set to the right of the zoom button, there's no need for a drop shadow, which only makes it look weird. Even better would be to lose the button appearance altogether, and just have the word "Menu" appear in gray (to match the gray used for the window title).
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Version 1.0.4