5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 16, 2007 11:02 AM by sandrift
Admaniax Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
How do I remove the VPN icon from my menu bar? How did it get there in the first place?

Aluminum PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • joeuu Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)
    Drag it to the desktop, should go poof.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (265,195 points)
    Hold down the Command key when clicking on the icon, and drag it out of the menu bar. Simply clicking on it will display the contents of the associated menu without moving the icon.

    The Spotlight icon isn't controlled by the same mechanism as the others, and cannot be moved out of the menu bar through this method.

  • sandrift Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
    The command-drag suggested above works fine, but there's also another way.

    As to how it got there, the usual way is through Internet Connect, which lives in your Applications folder. If you fire it up, and click on the VPN tab at top, there's a check box at the bottom of the page that says "Show VPN status in menu bar". Uncheck it to remove the icon from the menu bar.

    In my case, there are two tabs, one for "VPN (L2TP)" and one for "VPN (PPTP)" - toggling one should toggle the other to match.
  • Admaniax Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the solutions! I followed the Commmand-Drag, and it "poofed." i also unchecked the Internet Connect so hopefully it doesn't return.

    Over and out,
  • sandrift Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
    Glad to have helped. Would you mind taking just a couple more minutes to award some "helpful" and "solved" points before you sign off for good?