Simple Stupid Mac Tips #34 – Can’t Find Menu Bar Options? Help is on the Way

Simple Stupid Mac Tips #34 – Can’t Find Menu Bar Options? Help is on the Way

By Tom Lambotte | June 15, 2020

If you want to get out of the office before the next year, you can’t be fumbling around trying to open menu items in the middle of a jampacked workday.

Getting to the programs faster could shave minutes off your day. And when it comes to leaving work at a reasonable hour and spending time with your family, every minute counts.

This Stupid Simple Tips will answer your calls for ‘help!’ when trying to access menu items.

Everyone Appreciates a Helping Hand

By utilizing the ‘Help’ function on your macOS, you won’t need to search manually through your enormous dropdown list.

This feature appears in the form of a search box. Type your desire menu item into the field, and the results will appear below. Hovering, over a result, displays the menu it’s in. Though the more straightforward method is clicking the result to open the program.

So, next time your menu bar gives you trouble, just call for help!

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  • June 15, 2020

About the Author

Tom Lambotte is CEO of GlobalMacIT, the only company in the world that specializes in providing IT support to Mac-based law firms. His methods are based on close to a decade of research, testing and real-world refinement of Best Practices, working directly with Mac-based law firms and firms switching from PC to Mac, across the country and around the world. Tom is the author of Hassle Free Mac IT Support for Law Firms and a highly sought after speaker at national events such as the ABA Techshow and MILOfest, a Mac Lovin’ Lawyers Event. Learn more about Tom and GlobalMac IT at