Recently, I read a post about how easy it is to clutter a Mac’s menu bar with various status indicators and icons. When watching people give presentations on MacBooks with a real-world payload of software installed, you do almost begin to expect to see ridiculous menu bars like this one:
Reading that post definitely brought back memories of the two years that I used my now-mothballed MacBook Air. Not only was my menu bar littered with icons, but there was even one nondescript update app’s icon that I never was able to eliminate from my menu bar.
Frankly, it was beginning to remind me IE with too many toolbars installed.
Dealing with that situation on my Mac was particularly annoying because I was already accustomed to a better way of handling those icons.