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2.1.4
25 July 2012

Menu item displays latest MacUpdate releases and Promo offers.

mikokim
16 October 2015

Most helpful

+1 re: MUMenu needing an update.

I know, for obvious reasons, MacUpdate wants to push its desktop update software (which, while helpful to some, is just not what I want, do, or need). But MUmenu has been my goto app through which I discover new apps and updates. It sits in my menu bar and I visit it multiple times a day to see what's up. As of this morning, it's no longer connecting to the stream. I'm on El Cap, and it used to work just fine. . . until this AM. :(
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Version 2.1.4

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marcel52-1
25 November 2019
Does not work on OSX 10.15.x
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Version 2.1.4
GLW
16 April 2019
I recently upgraded from High Sierra to the latest iteration of Mojave (10.14.4) and this venerable and useful utility no longer works for me. I see that some other commenters have found it to work with Mojave; but I wonder if this is only true for earlier versions of Mojave. Has anyone else found a way to get MUMenu to work on 14.4?
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Version 2.1.4
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
03 September 2019
MUMenu is code-signed, but with an obsolete code signature format (version 1), so Gatekeeper will reject it. You should remove the quarantine extended attribute from the app, and then it will hopefully work. The command is: xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine /Applications/MUMenu.app ……… obviously, if MUMenu is in a different location on your volume, you need to change the path to the app accordingly. At any rate: it works fine here on Mojave 10.14.6, and I expect it will continue to work on Catalina.
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Version 2.1.4
paulsrandall
03 January 2019
Still wonderful after all these years. Just so very efficient to use. I use it everyday and on the latest Mojave beta no less.
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Version 2.1.4
Sergesouszero
25 October 2018
MacUpdate Team : Is there an upgrade coming to ensure compatibility with Mojave?
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Version 2.1.4
5 answer(s)
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
05 November 2018
Still working fine here on Mojave. I ran into a crash once for a couple of times in a row, because there was allegedly more than one process of MUMenu activated, but after that it's been fine. You just have to manually edit the MUMenu's menu bar icon, so it works with Dark Mode.
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Programhappy
Programhappy
12 December 2018
No, it absolutely does NOT work in Mojave.
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
12 December 2018
Sorry, but then you're doing it wrong. Has been working fine and steady for months now.

https://i.imgur.com/2f4Hp4Q.jpg
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Programhappy
Programhappy
12 December 2018
"Doing it wrong"? Using it extensively—with a paid membership—for OVER YEARS 5 YEARS and then having it disappear after updating to Mojave is "doing it wrong"? No. Also, check your version. I'm using 10.4, not 10.4.2.
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
12 December 2018
MUMenu is a freeware. There is no paid membership plan. Do you by any chance mean MacUpdate Desktop? In any case, as you can see from the screengrab, MUMenu is working fine on Mojave, on 10.14.2, and it also worked fine on 10.14.1 and 10.14.0.

EDIT: found a support note by the MacUpdate team on MacUpdate Desktop here: https://support.macupdate.com/support/solutions/articles/5000794939-handle-issue-with-crashing-mud-on-macos-10-14-mojave- … MacUpdate Desktop needs to be in the Full Disk Access list. (MUMenu, which is a different application, doesn't need to be on the FDA.)
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Ollerich
11 October 2018
since the release of Mac OS Mojave (10.14) it's not working anymore :(
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Version 2.1.4
1 answer(s)
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
05 November 2018
Still working fine here on Mojave. I ran into a crash once for a couple of times in a row, because there was allegedly more than one process of MUMenu activated, but after that it's been fine. You just have to manually edit the MUMenu's menu bar icon, so it works with Dark Mode.
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MichaelHaeusler
30 May 2018
Great menulet to discover new apps. The only problem is that the download command doesn't seem to work anymore. As an awesome companion app I recommend CoreCode MacUpdater: https://www.corecode.io/macupdater/index.html … much better than MacUpdate Desktop
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Version 2.1.4
hmfwic47
12 January 2018
Works ok under macOS High Sierra. Haven't tried the "automatic login function" yet. It opens in the menu bar because I have it in the users & groups system preference. Don't know if you have to have MacUpdate Desktop to use MUmenu.
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Version 2.1.4
Max-G
16 November 2017
The automatic login funtion no longer works in High Sierra. Guess it's time for an update...
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Version 2.1.4
Lemming
24 March 2016
Great little menu app for OS X and it still works under OS X 10.11. However, it is very prone to crashing. It would be nice to have an update that fixes some of the crashes.

And even better would be an update that provides links to the developers' websites so we can download installers directly from them rather than using the terrible MacUpdate crapware installers. But I won't hold my breath.
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Version 2.1.4
2 answer(s)
dcth
dcth
10 June 2016
thank you for the heads up, i think i'll pass on this until theres a newer build
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
14 November 2017
I've been on El Capitan until today, and it hasn't crashed once.
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Stevencee
13 January 2016
I just downloaded the program, and have 10.6.8, but when I tried to install it, it told me I had to have 10.7. So, why does the info on this site say I can use it but the app itself says NO?
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Version 2.1.4
Shane-Smith
09 December 2015
I wish they would update this to at least work in Dark mode.
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Version 2.1.4
4 answer(s)
chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
10 December 2015
It works fine in Dark mode - what additional changes were you looking for?
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Shane-Smith
Shane-Smith
10 December 2015
The icon works in dark mode but the highlighted apps in the dropdown appear in red. It makes it very hard to read, it would be nice to change the red to yellow or some other colour that works well with black.
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MartySkinner
MartySkinner
15 April 2016
I agree that using this application in dark mode is unnecessarily hard on the eyes.

I looked for an external CSS file within the application bundle but didn't find one.

Perhaps if implementing an external CSS file, color picker or other color choices into the Preferences is too difficult that a preference file setting within com.macupdate.mumenu.plist would be possible for those users that are impacted by this.
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MartySkinner
MartySkinner
05 November 2016
It seems that Sierra has made the color visualization even worse for me. Now I can hardly see the "price" value: Free, Shareware, etc. in addition to the name of the application being in a form of red that doesn't show up well.

I'm using a non-retina laptop in case that helps understand the issue I see.
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Demarchi
11 November 2015
I have been using MUMenu for many years now. After I installed MacOS 10.11 it keeps disappearing from the menu bar. I re-downloaded it and re-installed with no success. Any suggestion?
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Version 2.1.4
Michael Haeusler
16 October 2015
MUMenu is a great little helper app. As an update finder it is sufficient, even though you can miss out on updates because the feed can change quickly, and you're afc often. (A watchlist function for MUMenu with sticky update notifications would be awesome.) But anyway, I mainly use MUMenu to discover *new* software, share- and freeware. Too bad MacUpdate seems to want to discontinue MUMenu: it doesn't work at the moment, as you can also see from the other commenters here… hasn't worked for some time now. Don't get me wrong… MacUpdate Desktop is fine for keeping track of your apps, getting updates etc., but you can't *discover*. As long as MacUpdate doesn't add an RSS feed—they currently provide only a feed for the promo section—we need MUMenu. Seriously now, MacUpdate, fix it, update MUMenu. We're waiting.
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Version 2.1.4
2 answer(s)
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
16 October 2015
No swan song yet… MUMenu is back. :) But I'm sticking to my earlier comment: a slight update to this 3-year-old app with maybe a little bit of enhancements (like sticky notifications for installed apps) would be great.
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Geoff6
Geoff6
19 November 2015
MUmenu has been working fine for me since 2012 and all the versions before that on my previous computers. I still really like it and I agree - the ability to see other apps rather than just what is on my own computer has led me to find new ones that I now use. I see no need to use MUdesktop when I can just go to this site direct from mumenu, especially as it does not seem to work that well. MUmenu a very good little app.
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Phaleron
16 October 2015
MU has been a very handy application for keeping me updated on many apps. And MacUpdate has had most of my business for many, many years, just because they were able to inform me of their products and bundles on sale. The past couple of days MU has been put out of commission, either temporarily, permanently, intentionally, or unintentionally. Time will show what the MU plan has been. I have a sneaking suspicion it is to force sales of MacUpdate Desktop. If so (and of course this may not be so) the only thing they would have succeeded in is to drive me to another site for purchases, simply because, I will not tolerate monopoly tactics of any kind.
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Version 2.1.4
2 answer(s)
Phaleron
Phaleron
16 October 2015
I do appreciate the quick restoration both of MU, and my faith in MacUpdate.

Sometimes, such little things in life can make us so happy :)

Thank you.
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chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
10 December 2015
I know its a bit late to reply now, but we had some site code updates that affected MUMenu temporarily mid October. No plans to discontinue the app :)
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mikokim
16 October 2015
+1 re: MUMenu needing an update.

I know, for obvious reasons, MacUpdate wants to push its desktop update software (which, while helpful to some, is just not what I want, do, or need). But MUmenu has been my goto app through which I discover new apps and updates. It sits in my menu bar and I visit it multiple times a day to see what's up. As of this morning, it's no longer connecting to the stream. I'm on El Cap, and it used to work just fine. . . until this AM. :(
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Version 2.1.4
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GLW
GLW
16 October 2015
I'm still on Yosemite, but I noticed the exact same thing today. I wonder if this handy little utility has been deprecated, or if it is just some temporary server problem on their end.
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Elwood3711
Elwood3711
16 October 2015
I have it on all my computers even on my old G4 systems on Leopard running that app….yup they be broken too
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chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
10 December 2015
I know its a bit late to reply now, but we had some site code updates that affected MUMenu temporarily mid October. No plans to discontinue the app :)
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Mac5
15 October 2015
In dire need of an update before it becomes redundant.
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Version 2.1.4
Foulger
15 October 2015
I agree! Time for Macupdate to well, macupdate.
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Version 2.1.4
Dave112
03 October 2015
Works but very unstable (frequently crashes) on El Capitan. Hasn't been updated in 3 years.
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Version 2.1.4
Max-G
01 October 2015
Does this work on 10.11 El Capitan?
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Version 2.1.4
1 answer(s)
Mac5
Mac5
15 October 2015
At times it does.. and at times it doesn't work very well.
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Shane-Smith
19 September 2015
Does anybody know how to modify the app so it will work in dark mode?
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Version 2.1.4
Can't seem to download it. So I guess that I won't be buying much from it. ;-)
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Version 2.1.4
efbatey
16 October 2014
Two MACs, desk and laptop. No luck from HelpTicket. Does the $20/year allow Updates of both my computers?
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Version 2.1.4
David-Spier
12 August 2014
Any update plan for OS X Yosemite? Version 2.1.4 seems not to work with the public beta.
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Version 2.1.4
snumra
02 July 2014
Crushes and mistakes every time in new 6 version. Installed back previous 5.2.3.
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Version 2.1.4
1 answer(s)
snumra
snumra
02 July 2014
sorry that was about macupdate 6
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larrymcj
12 May 2014
One of the problems with MUMenu is that when you uninstall an app (completely, with a good uninstaller) every time that app is updated in the future MUMenu still notifies me by the lighted icon. There needs to be a way to stop MUMenu from displaying notifications of apps I don't have installed.
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Version 2.1.4
Macinman
24 February 2014
I was wondering if anyone else was having this issue? I recently bought a new 13" retina MBP, which works great, when I install MMumenu 2.1.4 (latest) it does not start at login even though it's checked in preferences. On my old Macbook 2,1 running lion 10.7.5, it worked fine and it had a login item. there is no login item on the new macbook u;under mavericks 10.9.1. I'm thinking it's MUmenu specific as all my other apps that have a start at login option work fine. Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks!
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Version 2.1.4
larrymcj
04 February 2014
One of the problems that's always plagued me with MUMenu is when I "completely" uninstall an app using an uninstall utility, MUMenu still thinks I have it installed. Good example is Google Chrome, which I fully uninstalled the other day (and have rebooted several times since)...still shows up as a colored icon, indicating it's on my system...but it's not.
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Version 2.1.4
Acricketer1
23 November 2013
Suddenly stopped updating saying.. Error: Don't know how to load URL https://www.macupdate.com/mommy/updates.php?filter=3 Tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. Any hints?
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Version 2.1.4
mikokim
21 September 2013
Just wondering: anyone using MU Menu with Bartender (on ML 10.8.5)? I noticed that when I put MU Menu into Bartender, it always shows as "Updated" not as "Regular"; even if no new apps are listed in MU Menu. The MU Menu icon set works just fine when it sits in the OS X menu bar. Anyone else experiencing this?
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Version 2.1.4
1 answer(s)
mikokim
mikokim
28 September 2013
FWIW: latest Bartender update appears to have fixed the issue.
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Mac5
14 September 2013
Fixed the issue with MuMenu no longer working using Mac OS 10.8.5. I reinstalled the app from new and its working once more.
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Version 2.1.4
Mac5
12 September 2013
MuMenu 2.1.4 no longer works for me having just updated to Mac OS 10.8.5. Simply will not open or sit in my top menu bar.
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Version 2.1.4
Gary-L-Gray
12 June 2013
MUMenu stopped working for me within the past 24 hours. I am now getting the following in the MUMenu menu: Error: Couldn't parse list Is an update in the works?
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Version 2.1.4
2 answer(s)
Sanchai
Sanchai
12 June 2013
Same here in Bangkok, Thailand. Fix please
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J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
13 June 2013
It should be fixed now. There was a brief outage with a big site update.
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Max-G
08 April 2013
Hi MuMenu-developer, MuMenu now highlights some programs in red text. Would it be an idea to color the promos in another color? Extra attention for the offers and visually a smaller list of updates. Furthermore, imho when selecting a program, the info can be simplified/combined: Both the description as the 'More info' lead to the MU-site with info on the program.
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Version 2.1.4
GLW
21 December 2012
A very useful menu bar addition -- but that said, it is very frustrating to use. VERY FREQUENTLY when I click on the "Download XXX" item, it takes me to the "Order XXX" site instead. I wish that whoever manages this from the MU end of things would realize that ORDERING is not the same as DOWNLOADING. As a result I often have to go the the MU site, find the item and click the DOWNLOAD button to download it -- which rather defeats the purpose of having a convenient menu bar item.
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Version 2.1.4
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
24 January 2013
Hmm, odd... I use MUMenu very frequently and have never experienced the behavior you describe. I have noticed that MU's new listings appear in MUMenu before they appear on the MacUpdate main page.
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Drtyrell969
28 August 2012
I can't live without this product.
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Version 2.1.4
x86tech
19 August 2012
Unchecking the box to launch automatically on login fails to work properly. It still starts during startup.
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Version 2.1.4
Pink-Panther
29 July 2012
The MuMenu menu icon has disappeared after installing OSX 10.8. Reinstalling the MuMenu application brings it back to live for a short time, but it dies away when touched. This is the case on two of my macs, an iMac and a MacBook Pro. Is a fix on the way?
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Version 2.1.4
3 answer(s)
chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
01 August 2012
We are not able to reproduce this issue - are there any Console logs messages or crash logs?
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Pink-Panther
Pink-Panther
01 August 2012
Crash reports are consistently produced on my iMac.. I have sent it directly to updates@macupdate.com
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Pink-Panther
Pink-Panther
29 August 2012
Problem solved under OSX 10.8.1.
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Jazzyguy
24 July 2012
Very Convenient to use! Very nice app in the menu bar.
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Version 2.1.4
Braduro
24 July 2012
Why are some listings in red?
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Version 2.1.4
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
24 July 2012
Those listings in red are "hot apps", apps that are especially good/popular.
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Chaloots
24 July 2012
Call it a nitpick, but it would be nice to be able to invoke a query within the app to check for updates. Of the app (MUMenu) I mean. I had installed 2.1.3 just a day or so ago when I noticed a newer version on MU. It was then that I discovered that to update '3 I'd have to a) be made aware of it, and b) download/install from the MU site. Please don't misunderstand; I feel the app is well worth keeping and using. And I certainly have no issue with its cost. Perhaps some future version would allow updates from within, instead of having to go the route of an external site to update it?
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Version 2.1.4
2 answer(s)
chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
24 July 2012
Please check out our other app - MacUpdate Desktop - it will automatically find all available updates and install them for you with 1 click, including MUMenu. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/8544/macupdate-desktop
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Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
25 July 2012
Woah...as they say in fine pool rooms...nice shot! What an incredibly useful doohicky. :) Don
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Dsw1958
23 July 2012
Downloaded and installed 2.1.3. The App Store icon is confusing; please explain. The help file is for 2.1.2 Preferences generates an error - "cannot load nib file"
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Version 2.1.3
8 answer(s)
chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
24 July 2012
Try re-installing. There is no help file.
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J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
24 July 2012
I think he means the Read Me file, which says v2.1.2 and doesn't have the version history listed for 2.1.3 or 2.1.4. ;)
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Dsw1958
Dsw1958
24 July 2012
Correct, Read Me file. I just reverted back to the previous version. It would be nice to know what the version history is since there seems to be obvious changes.
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Dsw1958
Dsw1958
24 July 2012
Ok, I see there is now a 2.1.4 so I installed that and the "Read Me" file is updated and the preferences work. Thanks
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larrymcj
larrymcj
31 July 2012
There is still not an answer for the App Store icon, which suddenly began appearing with the latest update to 2.1.4. Previously, there were no icons to the left and "ONLY" when an app required updating did its icon appear. Would someone from MU please explain?
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chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
01 August 2012
Larrymcj - there is no "App Store" icon - there is the generic Application icon for any app that you do not have installed. Apps that are installed will show their current icon. You can see from the screenshot on this page that this has always been the case. We changed the icon from a generic "document" icon, to a generic "application" icon to indicate that the items in the list are apps and not documents.
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larrymcj
larrymcj
01 August 2012
By "App Store" icon I think you know what I meant (take a look at the App Store icon in your dock and it's identical, except for color). But nonetheless, this is at least the answer I've been looking for...that you changed this icon from what it used to be to what it now is. My only comment is that (for me, anyway) it's way more difficult to discern when one of my apps I have installed is on the list (and I check it several times daily). The reason being the generic document icon used to use didn't stand out as much as this. So now I have to visually scan the list a couple of times to ensure I don't have one of my installed apps that needs to be updated. It's your app...I understand you can do with it what you want, but for my nickel the old icon worked better for me, especially if the intent is for your users to quickly see an app they have installed needs to be updated. Thanks.
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Dsw1958
Dsw1958
01 August 2012
I have to agree with Larrymjc - the "generic application" icon makes the list look very busy and messes with the eyes where the old icon was rather plain, did its job, and didn't jump out at you. Don't get me wrong; I love the app and have been using it for a long time now. This is just constructive user feedback or at least that is how it's meant. Thanks for the app.
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larrymcj
23 July 2012
OK...so I downloaded the latest version (2.1.3) and now EVERY app listed in it's drop-down menu has the goofy "A" icon to the left of it. This did NOT display prior to upgrading.
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Version 2.1.3
7 answer(s)
macjeffva
macjeffva
23 July 2012
I am seeing the same issue. The update says its for Retina and during the day a few of the A icon apps got icons. So I am thinking maybe its only showing Retina ones.
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
24 July 2012
Quit MUMenu. Go to MUMenu.app in /Applications, select "Show package contents" from the Finder's contextual menu, navigate to MUMenu's /Contents/Resources/ … zip the original file called "info-document.tiff", open the unzipped original with an image processing app, delete the icon (CMD-A, [Backspace]), save & replace, while making sure that the suffix is .tiff, not .tif, and that you save the tiff with transparency on. Launch MUMenu & everything should be fine.
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macjeffva
macjeffva
24 July 2012
Michael, All that does is make all the icons blank except for the few that have the actual app icon. How can we get the "real" app icon for all of the apps in the menu.
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
24 July 2012
macjeffva, you have to download/buy and install the apps. To my knowledge, MUMenu only shows the app icon, if you have the software installed on your system. (Which, I believe, is a great thing, because that way you can immediately spot the relevant updates, and that's what MUMenu is all about, isn't it?)
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larrymcj
larrymcj
24 July 2012
Michael, this new display makes seeing an app that has been upgraded much more difficult. Before this latest upgrade, the App Store icon never displayed. The only time an app icon showed up to the left of the app name was if it was installed on your computer...so you actually could see it stand out. The way it is now, it is VERY difficult to distinguish between the App Store icon and the app icon. A good example of this is this morning's update for me shows the app icon for MacGourmet Deluxe and it's almost lost with all the other App Store icons on the left side. This was NOT a good change at all.
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chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
24 July 2012
The "A" icon is the general Application Icon used by Mac OS X - it will appear for any app listed that is not currently installed. Once you install an app, its icon will appear next to the name. If you run MacUpdate Desktop, it will show you the icons for all applications, including those on your Watch Lists and those that are not installed yet, and for applications that are installed, it will show the current version number that is installed and the local path to the app.
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macjeffva
macjeffva
24 July 2012
Michael, I dont think you understand. Its hard to explain. I know you have to buy the apps!!! LOL The three issues are that the paper icon (shown in screenshot on macupdate) was replaced by the generic app icon. Actually I like that so I dont want to change it. 2. The read me still says 2.1.2 instead of 2.1.4. 3. The one I am most concerned about. In 2.1.2 I have very few generic paper icons. Most of the icons of apps that appeared had the same icon from the app. I just tried 2.1.2 and all but 2 of them were correct. In 2.1.4, 9 of them have the correct icon and the rest (20 or more) have the generic app icon. Just not sure why the difference in the versions (2.1.3 had the same issue)
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macjeffva
23 July 2012
after updating to 2.1.3, why are most of the icons generic? Is it because they are not retina icons? In 2.1.2 the same apps had their own icons.
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Version 2.1.3
1 answer(s)
chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
24 July 2012
Any apps that are not installed on your Mac will show the generic Application Icon from the OS. Apps that you have installed will show their own icon, allowing you to easily see which apps you have installed that have an update available.
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mjasinski
23 July 2012
Not signed with a developer ID (GateKeeper). Ups.
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Version 2.1.3
3 answer(s)
rardin
rardin
23 July 2012
Is version 2.1.3 a final release? I'm asking because of the filename for the download (MUMenu-2.1.3.-500d38cd6f3b3.zip).
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chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
23 July 2012
The download for 2.1.3 is correct.
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rardin
rardin
23 July 2012
Ok. Will assume that this means that 2.1.3 is a final release.
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Rsmacupdate
12 March 2011
I am looking for something like MacUpdate. The problem is the$20/yr. I like to see competition out there and now MacUpdate has competition from the Apple App Store. My problem is I am not sure what the differences are between MUMenu, MacUpdate, UpdateMenu, and the Apple App Store. I am a little concerned that MacUpdate and the others will be squashed by the Apple App Store especially if they can't increase market share and provide at least a slightly better and more cost effective product. Has anyone that has tried all of these willing to weigh in with a comparison? Thanks!
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Version 2.1.2
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Howiemac
Howiemac
17 March 2011
I can tell you that the Apple App Store will NOT be providing apps & updates to those applications that they do not approve of, just like the iOS apps in the iTunes store. I don't believe MacUpdate has that limitation. Also, good luck with getting fast support with App Store. MacUpdate will respond to your email and they sort out issues much quicker. As for the $20... Well, that's all relative isn't it? If I summed up the time I spent updating every application I had, One-By-One, just once through - I'd be wasting HOURS. MacUpdate did it with just two clicks (but you may need to enter your password for the installer) - download ALL and Install -> confirm. Go and make a coffee and chill-out, come back and enter the passwords the installers that require it (but most don't). It's the easiest way out there... Love it.
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chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
01 June 2011
MacUpdate Desktop 5 will find and automatically install updates for over 30,000 Mac apps, screen savers, widgets, pref panes, and plug-ins. Apple's Mac App Store will only show you updates for apps they sell, which by design and virtue does not cover as many apps, and also does not cover non-apps (like pref panes, plug-ins, widgets, etc). You can try out MacUpdate Desktop 5 free for 10 days to see if you like it and find it useful. The membership fee (about $1.66 a month) is charged to help support our services - we have a staff that updates MacUpdate.com 24/7 and need to cover other expenses like servers and bandwidth - by becoming a member, you show your support for MacUpdate and the Mac software community. If you want to easily keep *all* of your Mac software updated, MacUpdate is your best option. You can find out more about it here: http://www.macupdate.com/desktop/ MUMenu is free, and will show you the last 25 updates posted to MacUpdate.com. You can quickly access the app's page on the website, or download from MUMenu, but it does not auto-install, and does not tell you if an app is one you have installed and if it is out of date. It is basically a convenience to accessing the website. You can accomplish a similar thing using one of the many RSS feeds MacUpdate provides. UpdateMenu is a 3rd party utility similar to MUMenu, which uses the RSS feeds from MacUpdate.com.
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Shane-Smith
23 February 2011
I really wish they would update this program. It would be nice to see some new features and maybe some cosmetic changes. Maybe Update Menu will take it's place?
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Version 2.1.2
RoodAwakening
19 February 2011
This program appears to be working as of 02/19/2011. It's finding the latest and greatest (as far as I can tell, anyway) so there doesn't seem to be a need to buy MacUpdate. Do tell me if I'm not correct.
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Version 2.1.2
Shane-Smith
01 December 2010
It appears this is broken since updating the website… nice site by the way. So much better than the old version.
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Version 2.1.2
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chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
01 December 2010
There was a brief outage due to a DNS switch, but it should be working now for most people.
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George-Paphitis
05 November 2009
It is 1:55 PST and MU Menu is not updating either by manual or periodic setting. I concur with Archmission something is a miss since yesterday when I first noticed it. I am using OS 10.4.11 on an early Intel iMac.
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Version 2.1.2
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-M-S-
05 November 2009
We're investing this. It's working fine (version 2.1.2) at my end right now and has been throughout the day.
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Version 2.1.2
Archmission
05 November 2009
I removed MUMenu from my start up and then have loaded it this morning and it updated. I will verify if it updates through out the day, but it seems to be working again...
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Version 2.1.2
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Archmission
Archmission
05 November 2009
I have been running all morning with it set to update every 15 minutes. It is not updating at all this morning.
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Version 2.1.2
Archmission
Archmission
05 November 2009
Oops, I meant 30 minute updates. It has not updated throughout the day and even when I manually update it, it does not update. FYI, Desktop does not seem to be updating the communities either. Could this be a web access issue? While not connected, maybe something is similar. Just speculating. It only updates when I shutdown MUMenu and restart it. Beyond that, it will not update anymore. I have been on Snow Leopard since it came out so this did not seem to be an issue with SL.
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Version 2.1.2
-M-S-
-M-S-
05 November 2009
We're investing this. It's working fine (version 2.1.2) at my end right now and has been throughout the day.
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Version 2.1.2
Archmission
Archmission
06 November 2009
It started working again when the MUD5 got moved to the bottom.
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Version 2.1.2