Menu bar on every display

runs on Mac
screenshot of MenuPop

On the Mac, you can pretty much count on the fact that no matter where you go, you've got a menu bar at the top of your display. Along with all the menu controls for your currently active application, you've got the all-important Apple Menu sitting there, with its System Preferences link, as well as Software Update and other old favorites. With Windows machines, the menubar is tied to the current application, and may be configured differently or behave in unexpected ways.

Back on the Mac, now that you're a big kid, you may be running a couple of different monitors. All of a sudden, the menu bar isn't behaving the same. It may appear on the primary display, but it doesn't show up on that second screen. Now when you need to invoke a menu command, you've got to navigate clear back to that other display to hit what you're after. That's where MenuPop can come in handy.

With this application, you get a menubar—or at least all the commands from your menu bar—on each display attached to your system. Specifically, you hit a hotkey and you get a pop-up menu at your mouse's current position. All the power of the menu bar, but with none of the hassle of having to navigate clear back to the other side of the world.

MenuPop is a free download. It's a Mac application, and runs under OS X version 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

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