Mac Basics: Status Menus

The Status Menus are the icons you see in the top right corner of your Mac's screen. They give you control over various settings and special functions. You can arrange, add or remove them as you like.

Comments: 9 Responses to “Mac Basics: Status Menus”

    Ken
    6 months ago

    Hey Gary, When I press bluetooth icon all I get is Bluetooth on/off and Bluetooth preferences. I do not get a list of items. Same with outer items except wi/fi, there I get a list of all available wi/fi connections. I went to system preferences and couldn’t find any way to “add” list. Thanks

    6 months ago

    Ken: First, are you using Big Sur?

    Ken
    6 months ago

    Yes I am.

    6 months ago

    Ken: OK. Where exactly are you clicking? On the Menu Bar icon? In Control Center? If in Control center, are you click on the blue circle, or the text “Bluetooth On” next to it? Also, are you sure you have Bluetooth devices? For instance, if it wasn’t for my AirPods, I would have nothing listed on my MacBook Pro.

    Ken
    6 months ago

    I am clicking on icon on top right bar. I do have bluetooth devices (jabra ear, speakers etc). So either I wasn’t close enough or device wasn’t powered on I guess. Thanks

    6 months ago

    Ken: But have you ever connected those to that Mac?

    Ken
    6 months ago

    Yes. I play all of my music from Mac to Speaker and Use Jabras to listen from ma also.

    6 months ago

    Ken: No idea why you aren’t seeing any of those devices there. How do you even select the speaker or earphones to listen then? Or are you saying they show up in System Preferences but not the menu bar? If that is the case, I am out of suggestions. Make an appointment at the Genius Bar so they can check it out.

    Ken
    6 months ago

    Believe it or not…….restart. Thanks for your help

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