Hide menu bar icons on macOS

Overview

Hide menu bar icons to give your Mac a cleaner look.

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⚙️ Install

Using Homebrew Cask:

brew install --cask dozer

Manual:

Download, open and drag the app to the Applications folder.

⚫️ Dozer Icons

There are 2 or 3, numbered from right to left:

  1. this can be positioned anywhere you prefer, it is only a point of interaction
  2. this and everything to its left will be hidden/shown by clicking any Dozer icon
  3. (Optional) the "remove" icon and everything to its left will be hidden/shown by option-clicking any Dozer icon

👨‍💻 Usage

  • Move the icons you want to hide until clicked to the left of the second Dozer icon
  • Move the icons you want to hide until option-clicked to the left of the third Dozer icon

N.B. hold command () then drag to move the menu bar icons.

👇 Interactions

  • Left-click one of the Dozer icons to hide/show the first group of menu bar icons
  • Option-Left-click one of the Dozer icons to show the second group of menu bar icons (optional)
  • Right-click one of the Dozer icons to open the settings

📄 Requirements

macOS 10.13+

Issues
  • explain the 2nd dot

    explain the 2nd dot

    love dozer. really do.

    i just don't get why there have to be TWO dots ... ?!

    opened by flypenguin 30
  • Some icons not accessible when using an app with many menus and/or narrow screen

    Some icons not accessible when using an app with many menus and/or narrow screen

    Problem

    1. Use an app with many menus, eg. Safari
    2. Have a load of menu icons and/or use a narrow screen
    3. Try to access the left most icon

    Expected

    • should be able to access all icons

    Actual

    • cannot access some icons

    Screen shot 2020-04-19 at 18 46 17

    Workaround

    • sometimes you can switch to an app with fewer menus, eg. Finder

    Screen shot 2020-04-19 at 18 46 28

    • but even then some are unavailable

    Screen shot 2020-04-19 at 18 46 41

    • an app with one menu will let me get at them all

    Screen shot 2020-04-19 at 18 49 35

    Extras

    • here's an app with one small menu item https://github.com/Mortennn/Dozer/issues/111#issuecomment-653469183
    • here's a Dozer app with dock icon and one small menu item https://github.com/Mortennn/Dozer/issues/111#issuecomment-653750135

    Suggestion

    • Make Dozer show it's own menu in certain circumstances
    opened by gingerbeardman 29
  • Source code has been removed

    Source code has been removed

    First of all, thanks for creating Dozer - it's by far the best, free, open-source solution to a messy menu bar that I've found 👍

    One of the great things about Dozer is that it's open-source! But with the latest update v2.2.0 the source code has been removed from the repository which is slightly worrying from a security standpoint, especially since the application requires elevated accessibility privileges.

    Just wanted to let you know that this looks like a red flag to me, and that I (and probably many others) will avoid upgrading the application until the source code has returned.

    opened by jamieweavis 18
  • Two Dozer on Memubar

    Two Dozer on Memubar

    For some reason, I have two Dozer on my menubar after updating from Dozer 2.2.2 to Dozer 3.0.1:

    screen shot 2018-12-11 at 4 13 08 pm
    opened by ShoyuWeenie 17
  • Show Menu and Dock Icon whilst interacting

    Show Menu and Dock Icon whilst interacting

    Please give a small summary of what has changed.

    • Adds support for showing Dozer Menu and Dock Icon whilst interacting with Dozer. Fixes #111
      • Controlled by new user preference, default is Off
    • Changes "status bar" references to "menu bar". Fixes #120
    • Moves timer reset in option-click code path. Possibly Fixes #83, Fixes #115
    • UI tweaks to tidy up alignments and spacing on prefs panel
    • Cmd+Q to quit when "Dozer" preferences panel with quit button is visible, Fixes #123
    • Remove superfluous startTimer call, Fixes #125
    opened by gingerbeardman 16
  • Switch Right for Left Click

    Switch Right for Left Click

    A Dozer users primary objective is to toggle the menu items, so I think that action should follow the primary click; a left click. And make preferences a right click, or secondary action.

    enhancement 
    opened by Wdavery 16
  • Dozer icons not expanding

    Dozer icons not expanding

    Since the update that added two icons, when I click an icon to show the hidden icons, that icon gets hidden, and I'm unable to expand them (even with a shortcut).

    opened by tegandbiscuits 15
  • Icon doesn't seem to adapt to Dark Mode

    Icon doesn't seem to adapt to Dark Mode

    The icon does not change to white on black when Dark Mode is activated in Mojave. Works fine in Light Mode. screenshot 2018-10-14 at 16 12 58

    Also, the icon does not display at all when clicked to show hidden icons in Dark Mode. screenshot 2018-10-14 at 16 13 51

    opened by redlegend96 13
  • Unhides after CMD-Tabbing between screens

    Unhides after CMD-Tabbing between screens

    First off, this application is awesome, thank you for making it, and making it opensource!

    The icons in the menubar unhide randomly, and not always, but it seems to do it when I CMD-Tab between screens and then click on another application. It could be related to #31 but it doesn't just happen when i'm on the menu bar.

    opened by orangefult 11
  • Why is this app sending data thought the network ?

    Why is this app sending data thought the network ?

    I have recently installed Dozer and the activity monitor say: Bytes sent 8KB Bytes received 22KB

    opened by morsamatias 11
  • How to edit preferences

    How to edit preferences

    I had hidden the main dozer dot in the menu bar and use the CMD+M shortcut to his/show the other icons In the menu. Now I am unable to access the preferences pane. What is the best way for me to change setting in the app now? Full Menu Bar Dozer'd Bar

    opened by aditk3 0
  • The demo gif should freeze on the last frame for a few seconds

    The demo gif should freeze on the last frame for a few seconds

    it is hard to understand what exactly it is what the app does, looking at the demo gif. I think it could be solved if the last frame of the gif was visible just a little longer.

    opened by loominade 0
  • Show hidden icons when mouseover?

    Show hidden icons when mouseover?

    This function is available from bartender and it is really handy at times. Better UX I'd say.

    opened by Imsiaocong 0
  • Temporarily remove application menu

    Temporarily remove application menu

    Following on from an issue raised over on the Hidden Bar GitHub repo, @gingerbeardman informs me that this functionality (hiding the left-hand application menu when menu bar icons would otherwise be hidden by it) is possible in Dozer. I've installed the most recent official release (4.0.0) but can't find a toggle to enable the functionality anywhere. Am I simply missing it or must I be using one of the newer pre-releases? Cheers!

    opened by hampton8 3
  • Narrow gap between menu bar icons in Bug Sur?

    Narrow gap between menu bar icons in Bug Sur?

    Bartender manages to do it... somehow!

    opened by gingerbeardman 2
  • End Screen Recording Icon Gets Hidden

    End Screen Recording Icon Gets Hidden

    Whenever I screen record the end button gets hidden by dozer. If I turn on remove icons in dozer settings it adds it to the option+click area. I have tried cmd-dragging it outside of the dozer area, but the next time I screen record it just moves back. I have included a screen recording where I am screen recording what happens when I use macos screen recording, the screen recording i have included is recorded with obs studio.

    https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/66532288/116610060-18bd7e80-a903-11eb-830c-98601bb4b2eb.mp4

    opened by theAmazingByte 0
  • Build for Apple Silicon

    Build for Apple Silicon

    Provide a universal build that works on M1 macs

    opened by ghost 9
  • Suggestion: change 10s to 30s or 60s (or detect menus open)

    Suggestion: change 10s to 30s or 60s (or detect menus open)

    First all of, love using the app! It helps so much.

    But I've encountered that many times, I'll expand my icons to use one of my menubar tools with a menu of its own, and while I'm looking for the right submenu option or something, the whole thing closes -- because it autocloses after 10s.

    Now I really like the autoclose option generally. I tried leaving it off, but never remembered to close the expanded menubar, so I really do need it.

    But 10s is definitely too short. Ideally you could detect that I've got a menu open on one of my items, and never close while that's the case. But since I assume that's not possible or reliable, I'd like to suggest changing to either 30s or 60s. (Or provide a dropdown to select between 10/30/60).

    Again, GREAT app!

    opened by mjbaldwin 4
  • Dozer icons are misplaced on out-of-focus second screen

    Dozer icons are misplaced on out-of-focus second screen

    Hello,

    I'm on macOS 10.15.7 and I am using two screens (connected via USB-C). Dozer icons is misplaced on whichever of the two screens is out of focus.

    Focused screen: image

    Out-of-focus screen: image

    opened by dreamorosi 0
  • [FR] single dot as separator/toggle button.

    [FR] single dot as separator/toggle button.

    I would love to see an option to have a single dot that can act as both separator and toggle. Like that you just have one dot instead of two in a row if your toggle dot is the last icon on your bar. ›

    Screen Shot 2021-01-04 at 10 06 35 AM
    opened by LazaroFilm 2
Releases(v4.2.0)
  • v4.2.0(Jul 13, 2020)

    Version 4.2.0

    New features:

    • Show Menu and Dock Icon whilst interacting #121. @gingerbeardman
    • Configure amount of seconds to hide the icons after #104. @blakedgordon
    • Resize icons and padding capability added #101. @blakedgordon
    • Hide status bar icons at launch #78. @aonez

    Fixed:

    • Fix both Dozer icons from being hidden #105. @blakedgordon
    • Reduce CPU usage when "Hide status bar icons after 10 seconds" is checked #78. @aonez
    • Option clicking Dozer does no track user interaction #127. @gingerbeardman

    Thank you @blakedgordon, @aonez and @gingerbeardman for the contributions🙌

    Source code(tar.gz)
    Source code(zip)
    Dozer.4.2.0.dmg(7.51 MB)
  • 4.1.0(Nov 6, 2019)

  • v4.0.0(Aug 20, 2019)

  • v4.0.0-beta.2(Aug 18, 2019)

    Changes from beta.1

    • fix reset auto-hide delay when toggling remove-icon
    • fix auto-hide not working if Dozer preferences window are close to status bar

    New features in version 4:

    • ”Remove”-icon. Additional icon to hide/show icons with option+click
    • Auto-hide status bar icons #22
    • ”No Icon”-mode. Hide/show only using keyboard shortcut

    Other:

    • Improved UI in preferences
    Source code(tar.gz)
    Source code(zip)
    Dozer.4.0.0.dmg(7.70 MB)
  • v4.0.0-beta.1(Aug 11, 2019)

  • v3.0.5(Apr 15, 2019)

  • v3.0.4(Jan 16, 2019)

  • v3.0.3(Dec 30, 2018)

  • 3.0.2(Dec 11, 2018)

  • 3.0.1(Dec 11, 2018)

  • 3.0.0(Dec 11, 2018)

    Version 3

    This update brings a lot of bug fixes and overall stability improvements. The functionality of Dozer has also changed, so please read the new usage guide

    How to use Dozer v3

    There are now two Dozer icons. The icon to the left hides all icons on the left side and disappears when doing so. Show the menu bar icons again by clicking the other Dozer icon.

    • (CMD+drag) to move the Dozer icons around in the menu bar.
    • Click any of the Dozer icons to hide menu bar items.
    • Right-click the Dozer icon to open the about page of Dozer.

    What have been improved

    • Dozer does not need accessibility access anymore.
    • The CPU usage is now significantly less.
    • Fixed bug where Dozer would interrupt popups.
    Source code(tar.gz)
    Source code(zip)
    Dozer.3.0.0.dmg(5.70 MB)
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