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No volume control icon in menu

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Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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Nov 24, 2012 6:07 AM

There is no volume control in the menu bar when I use Safari. It's there when I first turn on my computer and the screen is blank, but when I use Safari it disappears. I've also tried Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera as tests, but only Opera has the control. How can I get the icon back?

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  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 6:10 AM (in response to Niku)

    How much stuff do you have in the Status Menu area? If an application's menus extend into the Status Menu area, the Status menu items are removed to make room for the application menus.

     

    If that is happening, command-drag the items you always want to see to the right side of the Status Menu area, or get rid of some of the ones you don't need.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 6:20 AM (in response to Niku)

    The right side of the menu bar is the Status Menu area. All of those items are Status menu items. They are supposed to display the "status" of various things, like wifi level, battery charge, Time Machine activity, etc.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to Niku)

    That was the Fast User Switching menu. If you don't switch users, you don't need it and can leave it out.

    However, if you do need it, you can set it to display only a silouette icon instead of the name. Go to the Login Options in the Users & Groups System Preferences:

    Screen Shot 2012-11-24 at 1.43.17 PM.png

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 3:02 PM (in response to Niku)

    No, with a single use, you don't need it.

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