As much as we love using the Mac, it has a flaw or two. One that sets my hair on fire has to do with the static Mac Menubar. It remains static and doesn’t move, even while you move app windows anywhere on the screen.
On the surface, that sounds like a good thing. If the Menubar doesn’t move, you always know where it is. On our family’s big screen iMac and MacBook Pro models we can put multiple app windows side-by-side. That means one app window is right below the Menubar. That’s good. The other app window is flush to the right of the screen and far away from the app’s Menubar. That’s bad.
Mac lovers rejoice! The solution is cheap and easy.
Make The Mac’s Menubar Move
Moving the mouse pointer or trackpad pointer from one end of the screen, back and over to the app’s Menubar will shorten your lifespan.
I figure I’ve only got so many clicks, so many wrist movements, and so much time in life that I’d be better off finding a way to make my Mac life more efficient.
MenuPop is a cheap Mac app that brings the Mac’s Menubar, regardless of the app, right to where your mouse pointer or trackpad pointer is.
Here’s how it looks and works. Use a hot key combo and the app’s Menubar pops up right where the pointer is on screen.
The app and the Menubar hierarchy are available to navigate as if your pointer was in the Menubar, but it’s anywhere on the screen you want it to be.
You don’t have to leave the app to navigate.
All the basic Mac Menubar menu selections are right at the end of your pointer, regardless of where the pointer is on the Mac’s screen.
Even the Apple menu is available and you can change the menu selection font size. Not bad for nearly dirt cheap, right? There are a few caveats. MenuPop doesn’t work with all Mac apps (most modern apps are fine). Until recently, MenuPop had a free Lite version, which is no longer available on the Mac App Store. Still, the full version is cheap and does the job.