I transferred my info from an iBook to a modem-less iMac, but the modem icon remains in my menu bar. How do I get rid of it?

I transferred my info from an iBook to a modem-less iMac, but the modem icon remains in my menu bar. How do I get rid of it?

You may not know whether your Mac has a modem, but Internet Connect does.

 

Isn't it just a total pain in the glutes when you know there's got to be an easy way to accomplish a simple feat, but you just can't track it down?

 

Like this problem, for example. Removing that little phone icon is easy - all you have to do is Command-drag it off the menu bar and onto the Finder, where it'll disappear in a little "poof." By the way. the phone icon and its siblings such as the Sound, Bluetooth, and AirPort icons are called menu extras.

 

If, by any chance, you ever want to put that icon back onto the menu bar because ... well .. your new Mac has a modem, for example, just launch Applications/Internet Connect, and check out the row of icons in its top toolbar. If there's a phone-handset icon there, your Mac has a modem. To put the phone/modem menu extra into your menu bar, click on the Internet Connect's Internal Modem icon, then check the box next to Show Modem Status in Menu Bar.

 

1

Comment

+ Add a Comment
avatar

I sent the question!

Well, let's see, I'm not embarrased... I'm very relieved I don't have to see that little space sucker anymore after asking every mac user I know here in Durango, Mexico (a no-amigo territory for macs)how to get rid of it and of course, didn't know how, so thanks a lot Rik! I can live a completely modem free life now. :P

Log in to Mac|Life directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.