How do I know when my system is not running in safe mode? After it was started up in safe mode.
It will run in Safe Mode until you restart.
After you startup in Safe Mode just click the Apple menu icon top left in the screen. From the drop down menu click Restart.
Then you're out of Safe Mode.
I have read that "Translucent menu bar" in System Preferences, Desktop & Screensaver, Desktop will not work in Safe Mode. So that is one way to see if you are in fact in Safe Mode.
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