Mac Tip

How to quickly find your Mac’s Wi-Fi IP address from the menu bar

By now, perhaps you’ve caught on to the trend that the Alt/Option key (⌥) allows you to do some really nifty things with regard to the menu bar on your Mac. For example, clicking the volume button on the menu bar while holding the ⌥ key lets you switch audio outputs and inputs with ease.

As you might have already gathered, the same principal applies to the Wi-Fi button on the menu bar. By holding the ⌥ key while clicking the Wi-Fi button, you gain access to a plethora of technical details related to your Mac’s Wi-Fi connection.

How to quickly toggle dark mode using a keyboard shortcut on Mac

Dark mode is one of the more popular features of OS X Yosemite, because it allows you to add a dark tint to both the dock and the menu bar on Mac. The standard way to enable dark mode involves venturing to System Preferences, opening the General section, and clicking on the enable dark mode option. But wouldn’t it be cool if you could toggle dark mode using a simple keyboard shortcut?

How to make third-party menu bar icons look better with dark mode on Mac

OS X Yosemite introduced a new dark mode option to change the tint color of both the menu bar and the dock in OS X. While I’m a big fan of dark mode, some of the third-party apps that I use have not been updated to play nice with dark mode. This results in menu bar icons that look weird with dark mode enabled, because they don’t invert after toggling dark mode on.

If you’re someone who always uses dark mode and never switches to regular mode, there is a way to force these menu bar icons to look better with dark mode enabled…

How to restart the menu bar on Mac

Are you having issues with the beach ball appearing on the menu bar of your Mac? You may need to completely kill and restart the menu bar. Since there’s no way to restart the menu bar from the menu bar interface itself, you can use one of the following two methods.

How to rearrange and remove stock menu bar icons on Mac

We will show you how to remove and rearrange icons in the menu bar of your Mac. Although you can’t alter the menu bar icons for third-party apps without a little trickery, you can easily do so for system features. This step by step tutorial details how to do this and even demonstrates it on video.