The menu bar icons on the right side of your screen are added there by System Preferences, system extensions and apps. You control what is there by looking at those various sources and switching them on or off in the preference screen or app that owns the icon. You can move them around by dragging with the Command key held down. Order can be important as the leftmost icons may not be visible when running some apps.
Thanks for the tips! But im having an issue here, when I click on the sound button in the menu bar I just get the volume slider ONLY. No choosing output option or sound in sys preferences. I'm on macOS 10.12.5, was you on the same version in this vid?
nassa: Try holding the Option key and clicking on the Sound icon.
Clicking the option key works. But why should I if its working for you and others without clicking the option key? Is it a bug in my OS? I bought my MBP with El Capitan and upgraded thru the appstore to sierra 10.12.5 without any issue.
nassa: Showing volume only is normal. That's what I see on my MBP too. Only if you have multiple output devices available will it show you more options.
Aha... makes sense. Thanks!
Can I make the menu bar icons larger?
Debbie: No, but if you are having trouble seeing them, then you are probably having trouble elsewhere too, and may want to adjust your Display settings to make everything larger.
Thanks, Gary. Now I've cleaned up my menu bar! However, I would like to remove the modem icon (looks like a telephone) from the menu bar. When I click on Open Network Preferences, it takes me to the wi-fi preferences. I can't find modem preferences anywhere.
Jim: Go to System Preferences, Network. Look on the left side and you will see a list of connection typed. Select one that is a modem. Then the checkbox at the bottom will change to "Show modem status in menu bar" and you can uncheck it.
Thanks Gary! I like my new menu bar arrangement much better now. I have something simple to share at the senior center meeting next Sat. Yippee...
The Fantastical icon is on the far left. It disappears when an app is open. I want to move it to the right because I often add a reminder for meetings when Safari is open. Holding command did not budge the icon. I tried moving the Bluetooth icon left and when it went left of fantastical it disappeared with a "poof". The keyboard icon did the same thing. Both added back to the right of Fantastical. :-(
Nothing happens when I hold the "Command" key down! Am running OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan).
Lee: El Capitan is too old for this to work.