reduce application menu name

2 replies [Last post]
catmistake's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 1098

Recently, I saw an article that I swear was on maccentral (macworld) that I made a mental note to come back to and examine, and now I can't find it.

The article details how to customize the name an application uses on its application menu, usually to shorten it (abbreviate "Entourage" to "e" for example) for the purposes of preventing icons on the menu bar from disappearing when that application is on top and has a long name.

I've never been expert at search engines, but macworld's seems espescially dense to me... doesn't seem to me like it always follows the rules I put to it...

Anyway, I am interested in this hack because I love the toolbar menu icons, and I have a lot of them, and its annoying when the ones furthest to the left disappear because an applications menu space eats it up.

Can someone help me find this article? (I think it may have been among the "OS X Hints" articles, but again... after searching in vain for it, I can't even say for sure if it was a macworld article)

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
BDub's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 706
[url]http://www.macworld.com/
__________________

"There is going to be a future: let's chase it until it kills us." - Spider Robinson

catmistake's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 1098
yes

many thanks!