MagicMenu
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MagicMenu is a set of freeware utilities that allows you to auto-hide the top menu bar in Mac OS X. It currently allows you to turn auto-hide on/off for each individual application (even the Finder). There is also a toggle utility for you to toggle auto-hide on/off for each application. The MagicMenu utilities supports drag-and-drop interface, so that you can drop individual applications onto the utilities or you can drop a bunch of applications at once to turn top menu auto-hide on and off. Use the following list to find the your favorite applications' locations.

MagicMenu is a
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later






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burypromote

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bbw7 reviewed on 15 Sep 2011
A handy piece of software. Works as stated; however, there is one negative side effect:

for Apps that have the Magic Menu (3.0) turned on, the Spotlight menu icon no longer works -- at least not for my MPB (Intel, OSX 10.6.8). Don't know if this is a bug or just how it has to be given the vagaries of the OS.

In any case I had to dock the app one star on account of this.
[Version 3.0]

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burypromote

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bbw7 replied on 10 Apr 2012
I realize this application hasn't been updated for a while and is given as is, without support, so I'm not complaining here, but do want to point out a couple other issues:

1) Transparent menu bar does not work for apps with magic menu turned on

2) Also, it appears MM gummed up my transparent menu bar setting; even though I had transparent menu bar checked, the bar was opaque in all cases, then after much gnashing of teeth and several searches, finally came upon the fix:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3361090

-> Use Onyx: Parameters > Finder > Menu Bar Background

That said, I still use MM and would it my celebrity endorsement if I were one.
burypromote

Hissongc reviewed on 30 Aug 2011
This software shows it can work on Intel Machines, but when we install it on Lion it shows it as a PPC Software. Do you have any updates coming out to fix this issue? Because I use it on a Snow Leopard machine & I love it!!!
[Version 3.0]


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Downloads:22,531
Version Downloads:22,531
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:26 Apr 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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MagicMenu is a set of freeware utilities that allows you to auto-hide the top menu bar in Mac OS X. It currently allows you to turn auto-hide on/off for each individual application (even the Finder). There is also a toggle utility for you to toggle auto-hide on/off for each application. The MagicMenu utilities supports drag-and-drop interface, so that you can drop individual applications onto the utilities or you can drop a bunch of applications at once to turn top menu auto-hide on and off. Use the following list to find the your favorite applications' locations.

MagicMenu is a free software that you can use without any charge. So download away and use it to get more screen space. There is no support, no warranty, and no liability associated to MagicMenu of any kind.

If you have questions regarding the MagicMenu, feel free to post and discuss them in our forum. Also, let us know what functionality you'd like to see in future versions of MagicMenu.


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