SecondBar Puts A Menu Bar On All Your Mac’s Monitors

SecondBar Puts A Menu Bar On All Your Mac’s Monitors

Mac only: Multiple monitors do great things for your desktop space, but your menu bar sticks to one screen. If you’re looking for more menu access, free utility SecondBar puts one at the top of each monitor.

As veteran Mac users know, each application’s menus fill in the menu bar at the top of the desktop, not the window of the app itself, as in a Windows desktop. When you have a lot of apps open in different spots, it becomes inconvenient to access an app’s preferences or deeper features with a mouse. SecondBar adds a customisable menu bar to your second, third or 10th monitor, letting you keep your focus on one screen at a time.

SecondBar has all the features of OS X’s built-in menu bar, along with being draggable and having the half-and-half resizing features of Windows 7’s Aero Snap. The app is still in its super-early development stage, but it seems stable enough for regular use at the moment, and more features appear in the works.

SecondBar is a free download, Mac OS X only. Thanks, Douglas!



  • Or if you use a real operating system (like Ubuntu) you can just create a new panel without having to download anything. You can add the menu to your new panel and add anything else you want on it.

    What’s even better is creating another panel to duplicate the “task bar” at the bottom. When you move an app from one screen to the other it switches to the other panel. You can get this same effect in Windows with “MultiMonitor TaskBar” but it looks a bit like Windows 98

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