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Vintage White Level 1 (0 points)

How do I get my display icon back into my menu bar. It was super convienent to have it there to detect displays and mirror with just a click or two when I have my extra monitor connected.

Thanks.

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 (30,000 points)

    It should be there when another display is detected. Make sure that you have the option selected under Displays:

     

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    Good Luck,

     

    Clinton

  • Courcoul Level 6 (12,996 points)

    It's a FEATURE, not a bug!

     

    Seems the Hillside Kitty designers don't want us users from fiddling around with display resolutions when not using an extra monitor, so away went the control. And yeah, I really hope the TBird adapters (for non-Retinas) or the HDMI port (on Retinas) are really reliable and never fail to detect a freshly plugged in monitor, cause having to wade into SysPrefs every time will get fast annoying. My old & dead MBP regularly failed to do that on its HDMI-X connector.

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 (30,000 points)

    Courcoul,

     

    I'm finally getting an external display for my MBP this week - an Apple Thunderbot Display - so I'll be able to use this FEATURE, I'm assuming!

     

    Clinton

  • Vintage White Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, it's already annoying. I usually don't have a problem with connecting my extra monitor, it's disconnectioning then having to 'detect displays' to get it back to normal sometimes because it's still stuck in dual. Frustrating.

  • Yokocapolo Level 1 (0 points)

    Even when my second monitor is connected the icon still doesn't apear in the menu bar.

    I'm using a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter and the monitor has a auto scan, so the laptop detects it whenever I turn the monitor on, yet it does not apear.

  • Vintage White Level 1 (0 points)

    Same as Yokocapolo.

    I finally got back to my desk and connected my extra display, no icon appeared in the tool bar and I confirm that I do have "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available" is checked.

    And once again, each time I poweroff that extra display or disconnect, my screen acts like it's adjusting, but my windows that were open on that display are stuck there and I don't have access to them unless I go to Sys Prefs > Displays > (hold Option) Detect Displays.

  • raymondfromco Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree that I found the display icon very useful as well as the Detect Displays button in the Display Preference. I change from external monitor to projector to large flatscreen TV all the time, and it doesn't work predictably with Mountain Lion and it's more cumbersome to change the resolution and mirroring/non-mirror setting now. I wish they would change it back.

  • raymondfromco Level 1 (0 points)

    By the way, the Mirroring status does NOT appear in the menu bar even when it's checked in the Display Preferences.

  • PleaseandThankYou Level 1 (25 points)

    I created an applescript that will setup a way to quicklaunch the display prefs from the menu bar. just email me an I will send you the script. It will set all the appropriate prefernces and other scripts to accomplish this.

     

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  • PleaseandThankYou Level 1 (25 points)

    Alternativly if you know Applescript simply enable the AppleScript menu bar item in the AppleScript Editor Preferences. Open your User Script Folder and create a new AppleScript with the following contents. This will now show as a script in the Applescript menubar. A reasonable work around for Apple being stupid.

     

    tell application "System Preferences"

      activate

              set the current pane to pane id "com.apple.preference.displays"

    end tell

  • PleaseandThankYou Level 1 (25 points)

    I have found holding the option key while in the display prefpane reveals the detect displays button in previous OS's.

     

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  • raymondfromco Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for both your suggestions. They make it a little easier. Apple sure messed up on user-friendliness!

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 (30,000 points)

    Handy tip - thanks.

     

    Clinton

  • PleaseandThankYou Level 1 (25 points)

    No problem.

     

    Hope it helps.

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