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.

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

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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.

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    Did you try holding the Command key while dragging it off the bar?
    – evan.bovie
    May 22, 2012 at 0:00
  • That was extraordinarily cool and almost seemed too easy. Put that as an answer, sir; that was very helpful, thanks. May 22, 2012 at 0:03

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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.


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

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