How to Use the Menu Bar in macOS Sierra

The menu bar is one of the most ubiquitous elements you use to control your Mac. Yet, do you really know all of the many features it offers? You can access menus and their commands, of course, but you can also use menu extras (those icons at the right side of the menu bar), search for menu commands, get help, and much more. And you can access the menu bar from the keyboard, and change the way it displays.

In this article, I’m going to explain some of the lesser known features that make the menu bar a powerful tool for using your Mac.

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2 thoughts on “How to Use the Menu Bar in macOS Sierra

  1. You should have mentioned: pressing the option key often toggles alternate or more fine grained menu commands (at the very least in well designed + Apple applications). Example in Safari: open the View menu, press the option key, you see that you can toggle between “zoom in / out” and “make text bigger / smaller”.

  2. You should have mentioned: pressing the option key often toggles alternate or more fine grained menu commands (at the very least in well designed + Apple applications). Example in Safari: open the View menu, press the option key, you see that you can toggle between “zoom in / out” and “make text bigger / smaller”.

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