Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a problem with the screen sharing icon being stuck in my menu bar. I've restarted my computer, killall'd my Dock and done anything else that's come to mind, but I can't get the item to go away.

enter image description here

It's the item on the far left. Here's a view of what the submenu looks like:

enter image description here

I can tell that it's a glitch in that I have identical settings on another Mac of mine and I don't have this problem. Also, it's quite odd that there's a random separator item in the submenu.

share|improve this question
Did you try holding the Command key while dragging it off the bar? – evan.bovie May 22 '12 at 0:00
That was extraordinarily cool and almost seemed too easy. Put that as an answer, sir; that was very helpful, thanks. – Carter Pape May 22 '12 at 0:03
up vote 10 down vote accepted

Hold the (command) key and drag the icon off of the bar.

Interesting tip: /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/ is filled with various menus items that you cannot normally access, or are hard to find. Just double-click a *.menu item to add it to your menu bar.

share|improve this answer

Looks like in Mavericks / OSX 10.9 you have to hold Shift + Command in order to drag the icon drag off the bar.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.