Descriptions for Bartender 3.0.20
Released: Oct 19th, 2017
Developer: Surtees Studios Ltd
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: macOS 10.12 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: https://www.macbartender.com/
A minimalist macOS application which offers you the possibility to quickly manage and organize your status bar menu applications
Status bar menu applications are extremely useful because you have access to their capabilities at all times, without having to disrupt your work, or deal with complicated tools.
Bartender is a small Mac app that takes things even further, by allowing you to use a single menu to contain them all.
Forthright software solution for regaining your status bar space
Unfortunately, in some cases, if you are using a large number of menu apps, your status bar can become cluttered, which means that you will spend more time looking for specific tools.
Moreover, Via the Bartender Preferences window, you can choose to hide certain icons altogether, or to send them to the Bartender menu.
This way, you will gain more space on your status bar, and you can decide to keep only the most frequently used applications. In addition, you can choose to hide the Bartender menu and activate it via a hotkey.
Effortlessly manage your status bar menu icons
To get started, you must open the Bartender Preferences window and navigate to the Menu Items panel. Here you will see a list of all the menu items currently active, but also the system items: via the settings panel, you must decide what to do with the menu bar item.
Furthermore, if the Bartender application detects a modification in any of the contained items, it will display a notification. You have the option to decide how long should the message be displayed.
User friendly solution for organizing your status bar menu items
Bartender offers you the possibility to limit the number of items displayed in your status bar to the ones that you are using frequently. At the same time, you have the option to organize the hidden items in an equally easy to access menu that can be either kept on the status bar as a single icon, or activated with an user defined hotkey.
What’s new in Bartender 3.0.20 Build 320
October 19th, 2017
Better compatibility with some app setups:
・Some apps have old preferences remaining from previous versions etc, Bartender now better detects this correctly.
・We have had reports of a crash, we believe we have fixed this.
・Bartender 3 would not work on a RTL setup mac, as all logic assumed menu items on the right of the screen, this is a initial attempt at adding RTL support.
Autohide on App Switching:
・Autohide would only trigger on mouse events, we now also autohide when a new app becomes active (say via keyboard app switching).
Better checking for removed items:
・Bartender checks for items removed by menu bar apps, but was producing some false positives in some situations, causing items to not be shown, we have improved on this.
Menu item positions saved:
・We now save menu bar positions (previously we relied on macOS to do this) this should help maintain positions between Bartender restarts/reboots.
Esc and Enter Keys while searching:
・Pressing esc while searching will now exit search and reset the menu bar, pressing enter will start keyboard navigation.
・Fixed the vertical positioning of the ●●● icon. Other icon options now display a variation of the icon when Bartender is showing Bartender items in the menu bar.
Improved reliability on some systems:
・For some users Bartender has been underperforming/not working correctly. With a lot of help from a user (thank you) to debug/log this, it should now work correctly and performance should be better. We are still working on improving this.
Expanded menu bar not always showing:
・For some users Bartender would not always expand the menu bar when needed (remove teh left menu so all items could be seen) this is now fixed.
・Items messed up in menu bar, not aligned to each other correctly.
・For a small number of users, items can become messed up in the menu bar, not aligned to each other correctly (we are investigating the cause still). With this version Bartender should be able to reset them.
Bartender transition speed:
・Bartender should be slightly faster at switching states.