menu icon in OS X

Maarten Koopmans maarten.koopmans at
Tue May 3 11:05:09 EDT 2011

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 3:33 PM, Ken Ray <kray at> wrote:

> >> I Googled a lot, but I haven't found it...
> >>
> >> I'd like to have a little menu icon to the right on closing my app in
> the
> >> Mac menu bar, is that possible at all. And when a user clicks the icon a
> >> menu appears. If you've ever seen the dropbox menu icon, you know what I
> >> mean. Any small snippet (as usual ;-) highly appreciated.
> >
> > Check the "Status icon support (4.5 ­ experimental)" section of the
> > Release Notes. You can open the Release Notes from the Help menu in the
> > IDE. This is a relatively new feature that allows you to put a status
> > icon in the Mac menu bar (or system tray on Windows.) It is experimental
> > for now, which means it may have bugs or irregularities.
> >
> > I don't think the icon will remain if you quit your app. You'll need to
> > just hide your stack instead of quitting.
> Sorry to be late to the party on this, but currently the status icon
> support
> in LC is for Windows only (at least according to the Read Me).

Better late than never :-)

> I have a step-by-step tutorial on setting one up using Xcode, that includes
> calling AppleScript from any status menu items you create (which would
> allow
> you to reopen your app, or anything else AS supports).
> Here's the URL:

Much appreciated, thanks.


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