Classic Menu
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Brings the Apple Menu back to Mac OS X.   Shareware ($10.00)
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Classic Menu now brings the entire Mac OS menubar back to Mac OS X. It provides both an Apple menu on the left of the menu bar and a Process menu on the right. These menus are available within all programs while the Classic Menu application is running.
What's New
Version 2.8.1:
  • Now hides Classic Menu when another application enters full-screen mode.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Kohoutek reviewed on 03 May 2012
This one is one of my favorites. Far stabler and simpler in design than Fruit Menu.

And now it's open source.
[Version 2.8.1]


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Psychosynthesis reviewed on 25 Jul 2011
it vaguely works in Lion, can't be firmer than that at present as I am testing it. Would be useful to have a download of the apple scripts mention in the previous post
[Version 2.8.1]

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Macsweep replied on 20 Sep 2011
I'm using Lion - 10.7.1. I find it stable with no issues.

As to the applescripts: Open Applescript Editor and paste in this example to put your Mac to sleep:

[code]
tell application "System Events" to sleep
[/code]

Save it as an application in your "Classic Menu" folder. It will show up in Classic Menu as a menu item where you can select it and it will put your Mac to sleep.

For the other commands just follow the above example, replacing "sleep" with one of the other three desired commands: restart, shutdown or logout.
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Psychosynthesis replied on 21 Sep 2011
Thanks for the help
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Macsweep reviewed on 18 Feb 2010
Works for me in Mac OSes 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6.

I wrote simple applescripts for sleep, shutdown, restart and log out menu items and put them in the appropriate places.

Yes, I know this is not as good as Fruit Menu, but, hey, it works in Snow Leopard while Fruit Menu does not.
[Version 2.8.1]


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Ward commented on 12 Sep 2009
It's been nearly two years since Classic Menu 2.8.1 was released, and the developer's site is silent about Snow Leopard. Are there any current Classic Menu users who've tried it on Snow Leopard?
[Version 2.8.1]

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Jack Overfull commented on 08 Oct 2009
Yes: it works without a problem.
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Bill Schjelderup commented on 27 Nov 2007
Thanks for the 2.8 update.

Classic Menu is one of my "must have" applications, and I'm very pleased that the developer continues to enhance the product as well as keeping it current with OS releases.

Never a problem, it just works as expected.

Well worth the shareware fee.
[Version 2.8]


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Dana Sutton reviewed on 05 Nov 2007
No, sorry. Since Fruit Menu is currently broken under Leopard, I'm shopping around for an alternative. This isn't it. I want a Classic-style Apple Menu where I can access my own stuff IN ADDITION to the stuff you can access from the OSX Apple Menu, not INSTEAD OF that stuff. With this, I would lose as much as I would gain.
[Version 2.7.6]

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Sergius replied on 06 Dec 2007
Apparently you didn't look very closely. This app gives you both full access to the OS X menu items (About, Update, Dock, Log Out, etc.) and a very good replication of the functionality of the classic Apple menu, including whatever of your own stuff you want to put in there. I've been using it for years and hate when I have to use someone else's Mac that doesn't have it.
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Joy-Livingwell reviewed on 12 Jul 2006
An excellent program I have used dozens of times daily since 2003. Although not as customizable as Uninsanity's FruitMenu, I find it easier to use. Configuration works the same way as Classic's menu, which means you can simply copy folder contents to get identical pull-down menus in X and Classic. Hold down the Control key, and you get Apple's standard OS X apple menu.

The program is extremely stable, and works just fine with every other app I have tried it with. Five stars!

(Tip: I also use X-Assist to give me a pull-down applications menu next to Spotlight.)
[Version 2.7.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Nov 2005
I tried an earlier version of this but found I did not like the app running an icon in the dock. NOW this has been elimiated and this hack is a good little application! It certainly has room to grow, and this is the reason the price is a little steep right now; especially since there are similar, freeware alternatives available; i.e. Butler, TigerLaunch, RocketLauncher. But please, keep up the good work; I LOVE the return of the Apple Menu!!
[Version 2.7.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Nov 2005
yea, more bang for your buck: Fruit Menu from Unsanity.
[Version 2.7.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Feb 2005
My brain is working perfectly, and that's why I can decide for myself which program I want to use to go to the stuff I need.
There is nothing wrong with a apple-menu.
Something isn't better because it is new.
Although this version is a little bit slow in responding.
If you crazy abaut dock, use windows.

bob
[Version 2.7.4]

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Anonymous commented on 10 Nov 2005
Turn off the "show file icons" in the Preferences. I found that this speeds up things quite a bit.
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Dvh had trouble on 13 Oct 2012
I'm still using Classic menu in Lion 10.7.5 and Mountain Lion 10.8.2

It's a little finicky. Several times on Lion it was working fine one day and mysteriously would not launch the next. Once with a Lion system update - it started working again.

So it quit working again today - After reapplying the 10.7.5 Combo update again and doing usual system maintenance stuff with no success resurrecting it - I tried deleting the System Caches using Cocktail. That fixed it. Working fine again.

Interestingly never had any problem under Mountain Lion.

I've been using this utility for a decade and like its configurability to launch any app or document I want quickly. I'm not a fan of LaunchPad. As an alternative for those having problems - try xMenu. It can be configured to work the same way - just with the menu to the right on the menubar.
[Version 2.8.1]


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Ghibbelan had trouble on 08 Jul 2012
I like this little tool - used it for years. But now it doesn't work anymore: MacOS X 10.7.4, new MacBookAir 11" (July 2012). Any suggestions?
[Version 2.8.1]

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Ghibbelan replied on 08 Jul 2012
I found the solution: Don't start "classic menu" out of the utilities-folder (since it demands for authentication under Lion).
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Dvh replied on 13 Oct 2012
See my troubleshooting note on 10/13

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Elegraphy rated on 30 Sep 2013

[Version 2.8.1]


Downloads:15,376
Version Downloads:4,069
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:06 Dec 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $10.00
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Classic Menu now brings the entire Mac OS menubar back to Mac OS X. It provides both an Apple menu on the left of the menu bar and a Process menu on the right. These menus are available within all programs while the Classic Menu application is running.


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