Bartender 1.2.21

New Features / Improvements in 1.2.21

OSX Yosemite Dark Mode Support

The Bartender Bar will now match the theme of the menu bar in Yosemite, the menu bar icon also inverts for Dark mode.


Bug Fixes in 1.2.21

Notification Center not working with Bartender

Bartender will now work correctly with Notification Center again.



Bartender 1.2.20

New Features / Improvements in 1.2.20

OSX Yosemite Beta Support

Bartender should now supports OSX Yosemite Beta.

This is a beta release so please do send feedback about any possible issues/bugs.


Bug Fixes in 1.2.20

Yosemite Incompatibility

Bartender had a incompatibility with Yosemite so stopped itself from launching, we have fixed the incompatibility issue and it is now working on Yosemite.

System Items not working on single Display

In Yosemite System items were not behaving correctly on a single display setup, this is now fixed.

Spotlight not showing under System Items

In Yosemite Spotlight is now its own process, and was showing under Active Apps, we have moved this to System Items.

Notification Center not showing

In Yosemite Notification Center's menu item is now part of teh System Items. As such we needed to update Bartender to find this, it is now working.


Known Issues

Notification Center does not hide in OSX Yosemite

We are aware of this and have a fix on the way.

No Dark Mode support in OSX Yosemite

We are working on this.


Bartender 1.2.11

Bug Fixes in 1.2.11

Spotlight not in correct location in Lion and Snow Leopard

In previous versions of 1.2 Spotlight would show in a bad location when hidden by Bartender and using the hotkey to launch Spotlight. This has been fixed.

App's popups displaying in wrong location or not at all

Bartender 1.2 caused some apps including Trickster and Mint to display their popups in the wrong location when hidden by Bartender, this has been fixed.

Apps not showing in Preferences

Some older apps that do not include a new identifier would not show in Bartender 1.2 preferences, this has also been fixed.

Text fields and controls not selectable

With previous 1.2 versions, Bartender would prevent text boxes and controls from being selected in some menu bar apps, such as Omnipresence and Bills To Pay, this has now been fixed.

High CPU usage

Some people have experienced occasional high CPU usage by the disnoted process, this should be fixed.

Bartender 1.2.9

We are excited to give you Bartender 1.2 with full Mavericks support, show for updated for system items, other great new features, and lots of bug fixes.


New Features / Improvements in 1.2

Mavericks Support

Bartender now fully supports the Multi-monitor features of Mavericks, including multiple Menu Bars and spaces. Bartender will hide the menu bar icons on each menu bar, and will display the Bartender Bar on the Active Space/Screen.

Show For Updates for System Items

Show for updates now works with system items, no need to say any more, give it a try its great.

Show For Updates, Image recognition

Bartender now uses image recognition to detect changes in Menu Bar Items, this prevents false positives, i.e. showing when a update didn't really happen and an app just refreshed its state.

Show For Updates, remaining in the Menu Bar until timeout

Previous versions of Bartender would show items in the menu bar from the first update until the timeout, then hide and show again if another update happened. Now an item will show in the Menu Bar from the last update until the specified timeout, so if updates keep happening the item will stay in the menubar.

Power Usage

We have improved Bartenders power usage dramatically to help extend battery life for users of Mavericks.

Compatibility

We have been making major changes to the control code of Bartender to improve compatibility with the few apps that didnt work well with Bartender, these should see a huge improvement, and all apps should work better with Bartender.

Dragging to Bartender

You can now drag items to Bartenders Menu Bar Icon and the default click action will be performed allowing you to drag and drop to apps hidden by Bartender.

Fullscreen detection

If you are on Mountain Lion or newer versions of OSX, Bartender will now detect when switching to a fullscreen app and automatically hide the Bartender Bar, it will then reopen it when you switch to a non fullscreen space, works very nicely on Mavericks with fullscreen apps on a separate display.

OSX Compatibility Checks

Bartender now checks that it is compatible with the version of OSX you are running and will prompt you to inform us of compatibility issues.

New URL Schemas

We have added new url schemas that allow links to directly launch the feedback window, check for updates, and update to test builds. Useful for support.

UI improvements

A general sweep of the UI tidying up.


Bug Fixes in 1.2

Grey System Items

In previous versions System Items would appear slightly grey, instead of black when in the Bartender Bar, this has been fixed.

Bartender filesystem location limits

In previous versions of Bartender had to be in a location accessible by sandboxed apps, such as /Applications/ instead of say ~/Applications/ with this release this is no longer required and Bartender works from any location.

System Items not present on new OSX installs

On new installs of OSX, System Items would not be populated in Bartender Preferences until they were edited in System Preferences; this now works.

Dynamic System Items

Previously dynamic system items would not show in Bartender Preferences, they now show as expected.

Skype Support

With the latest update to Skype they included a security measure that unfortunately also prevented Bartender from working with it. We have found a way to still work with Skype.

LaunchBar Compatibility

Currently LaunchBar does not display a Menubar item that needs controlling as such we detect this and do not allow settings to be added for LaunchBar.

Using discrete graphics on late 2010 MBP's after 10.8.3

Bartender should now not switch to discrete graphics.

SystemUIServer high CPU usage on rare occasions

For some users on rare occasions SystemUIServer would display high CPU usage, this is now fixed.

Tunnelbrick Compatibility

For some users TunnelBrick would create multiple menu bar items when used with Bartender, this is now fixed.

Custom Menu Bar Icon Image large in drop down in Preferences

Selecting a large image for the menu bar icon of Bartender would cause the drop down to display this image larger than other items, this is now fixed.

Warning in log

Previous versions of Bartender would log warnings about apps not being scriptable; this is now fixed.

Changes in 1.2.9 Beta

Bartender Bar showing Incorrectly in fullscreen spaces

If the Bartender Bar was shown in a fullscreen space by a hotkey it would show incorrectly, this has been fixed.


Changes in 1.2.8 Beta

Items not showing in the Bartender Bar

In 1.2.6 and 1.2.7 adding an item to the Bartender Bar whilst the Bar was not visible would mean the item may not show in the Bar when it was made visible. This has been fixed.

Position of the Bartender Bar not set correctly on multiple screen setups in Mavericks

The Bartender Bar would not display in its pre-set location when using multiple screens in Mavericks, this has been fixed.

Bartender Bar not showing correctly in Mavericks when using 3 or more screens

We have recreated the issue and fixed this.


Changes in 1.2.7 Beta

Hiding Bartender menu bar icon would prevent the Bartender Bar showing

In previous versions hiding the Bartender menu bar icon would prevent the Bartender Bar showing, this has been fixed.

Bartender Bar not showing correctly in Mavericks when using 3 or more screens

For some users, when using more than 2 screens in Mavericks the Bartender Bar would not show correctly, this release attempts to fix this.

Updating from Bartender 1.0 in Mavericks, System Items would not reappear

Bartender 1.0 has a compatibility issue with Mavericks that when Bartender quits or updates the System items disappear. With Bartender 1.2 we now reinstate the system items if we know Bartender 1.0 has removed them.


Changes in 1.2.6 Beta

Show For Updates CPU and Power usage Improvements

We have reduced the CPU and power usage even further in show for updates.

New URL Schemas

We have added new url schemas that allow links to directly launch the feedback window, check for updates, and update to test builds. Useful for support.

UI improvements

A general sweep of the UI tidying up.

Spotlight Changing Position

In 1.2.5 the spotlight item would sometimes jump to the left most position in the Menu Bar; this has been fixed.

DragonDrop and Show For Update Issue

In 1.2.5 DragonDrop would not work with Bartender correctly if Show For Updates was selected; this has been fixed.


Changes in 1.2.5 Beta

Exception Bug Fix

Exception causing issues for some users, this one would prevent accessing Preferences. It has been fixed.

⌘+Click not working in Menu Bar Apps

⌘+Clicking should now work for Menu Bar apps that allow this.

Menu Items not moving into Bartender Bar

Some users have experienced items not moving into the Bartender Bar after some time, or after updating from a previous version. This was again caused by the update from 1.0.9, and not having restarted since that update. This should now be fixed. Please contact us if you still see this issue.

Order of Items in Bartender Bar are reversed from 1.0.9

This is now in the correct order.

Spotlight now has Show for Updates

Like other System Items spotlight can now show for updates, good for knowing when its indexing.

Changes in 1.2.4 Beta

Menu Items not moving into Bartender Bar after Updating from 1.2.2

For some users who updated from 1.2.2 to 1.2.3 after updating from 1.0.9 without restarting OSX would get in a situation that no Menu Bar Items would work with Bartender 1.2.3, this is fixed with 1.2.4.


Changes in 1.2.3 Beta

Exception Bug Fix

Some users experienced an exception after updating from 1.0.9 to 1.2.2, this is now fixed.


Bartender 1.2 Beta Beta

New Features / Improvements in 1.2

Mavericks Support

Bartender now fully supports the Multi-monitor features of Mavericks, including multiple Menu Bars and spaces. Bartender will hide the menu bar icons on each menu bar, and will display the Bartender Bar on the Active Space/Screen.

Show For Updates for System Items

Show for updates now works with system items, no need to say any more, give it a try its great.

Show For Updates, Image recognition

Bartender now uses image recognition to detect changes in Menu Bar Items, this prevents false positives, i.e. showing when a update didn't really happen and an app just refreshed its state.

Show For Updates, remaining in the Menu Bar until timeout

Previous versions of Bartender would show items in the menu bar from the first update until the timeout, then hide and show again if another update happened. Now an item will show in the Menu Bar from the last update until the specified timeout, so if updates keep happening the item will stay in the menubar.

Power Usage

We have improved Bartenders power usage dramatically to help extend battery life for users of Mavericks.

Compatibility

We have been making major changes to the control code of Bartender to improve compatibility with the few apps that didnt work well with Bartender, these should see a huge improvement, and all apps should work better with Bartender.

Dragging to Bartender

You can now drag items to Bartenders Menu Bar Icon and the default click action will be performed allowing you to drag and drop to apps hidden by Bartender.

Fullscreen detection

If you are on Mountain Lion or newer versions of OSX, Bartender will now detect when switching to a fullscreen app and automatically hide the Bartender Bar, it will then reopen it when you switch to a non fullscreen space, works very nicely on Mavericks with fullscreen apps on a separate display.

OSX Compatibility Checks

Bartender now checks that it is compatible with the version of OSX you are running and will prompt you to inform us of compatibility issues.


Bug Fixes in 1.2

Grey System Items

In previous versions System Items would appear slightly grey, instead of black when in the Bartender Bar, this has been fixed.

Bartender filesystem location limits

In previous versions of Bartender had to be in a location accessible by sandboxed apps, such as /Applications/ instead of say ~/Applications/ with this release this is no longer required and Bartender works from any location.

System Items not present on new OSX installs

On new installs of OSX, System Items would not be populated in Bartender Preferences until they were edited in System Preferences; this now works.

Dynamic System Items

Previously dynamic system items would not show in Bartender Preferences, they now show as expected.

Skype Support

With the latest update to Skype they included a security measure that unfortunately also prevented Bartender from working with it. We have found a way to still work with Skype.

LaunchBar Compatibility

Currently LaunchBar does not display a Menubar item that needs controlling as such we detect this and do not allow settings to be added for LaunchBar.

Using discrete graphics on late 2010 MBP's after 10.8.3

Bartender should now not switch to discrete graphics.

SystemUIServer high CPU usage on rare occasions

For some users on rare occasions SystemUIServer would display high CPU usage, this is now fixed.

Tunnelbrick Compatibility

For some users TunnelBrick would create multiple menu bar items when used with Bartender, this is now fixed.

Custom Menu Bar Icon Image large in drop down in Preferences

Selecting a large image for the menu bar icon of Bartender would cause the drop down to display this image larger than other items, this is now fixed.

Warning in log

Previous versions of Bartender would log warnings about apps not being scriptable; this is now fixed.

Bartender Version 1.0.9

Bug Fixes

Popup Location

Additional work to improve the popup fix for some apps displaying their popup's in slightly the wrong location.

Non Responsive Menu Bar Apps

After restarting your system and having Bartender launch at login some apps in the menu bar could stop responding to clicks, and restarting Bartender would fix this. With this version this should no longer happen.

Bartender Bar position when switching Screens/Resolutions

The Bartender Bar would appear at different locations with different resolutions/screens. This has now been fixed.

Drag and Drop Support

Bartender should allow you to drag an item up to its icon and this will cause the Bartender Bar to display allowing you to drag things onto menu bar Items in the Bartender Bar, but this has not always worked on all users systems, we have been working on identifying the issue and this version should work for everyone.

Changing Spaces when in Fullscreen App

If you use Bartender to display the full menu bar or display items in the menu bar when in a fullscreen app, Bartender would cause you to switch to another space. This has now been modified so that we do not display the full menu bar when in a fullscreen app (as this would always cause a space change) but will show all menu bar items in the menu bar.

App compatibility improvements

Some apps did not work well with Bartender, work has been done to improve on this.

Bartender Version 1.0.8

New Features / Improvements

Developers - Ability to make Bartender Ignore your App locally

This is a feature for App Developers, you can add your Apps Bundle Identifier to the Bartenders preferences and it will not load Bartender, this is good for when you are testing to prevent "Bartender Loaded" appearing in your logs.


Bug Fixes

Popup Location

Fix for some apps displaying there popups in slightly the wrong location.

Apps not Quitting

With the last version some apps would not quit, when in Bartender Bar, this should now be fixed.

Some Apps failing with exception when quitting

Bug fix for a small number of users and apps throwing an exception when terminating.

Bartender Bar Items disappearing when in Full Screen App

When displaying the Bartender Bar when a app is fullscreen some items would not appear, this should now be fixed.

Bartender Version 1.0.6

This is a test build and may be unstable or have issues, please do contact us if you have any problems.

Bug Fixes

Code improvement and fixes

We have been working extremely hard to polish up Bartender after releasing 1.0. In this version a lot of effort has been put into stabilizing everything and preventing rare issues.

Notification Center UI bug

In the previous version, if you: Showed the Bartender Bar.
Displayed Notification Centre.
Closed the Bartender Bar and reopened it.
A visual bug appeared that all contained items did not shift with the Bartender Bar frame; this is now fixed.

Missing Icons

Very rarely some users would have icons missing in the Bartender Bar, this should be fixed, we have not seen this issue here, so please do send feedback if you see this.

System Slowdown

Again a very small number of users have reported slowing down of their system after extended periods. We have made many improvements to memory usage and performance to prevent this.

Crashes in other Apps controlled by Bartender

OSX has a bug that would cause some apps controlled by Bartender to crash, this was a very rare issue but an unacceptable one. We have worked around the OSX bug and after a restart the issue should be gone.

Bartender Version 1.0.5

New Features / Improvements

Update to Test Build Option in Preferences

We have added an option for you to take our more frequent Test Builds, this will allow you (if you want) to test our latest improvements and fixes. Please do realize that these builds will likely contain bugs and may be unstable, and are not recommended for all users.
Any feedback you can provide about features/issues you have is always a great help.

Bug Fixes

Menu Bar Items Reordering after restart / login or adding System Items

There was a bug that could cause items to reorder when you restart, login, or add System Items.
This has now been fixed.
We do have to do some cleanup of the menu bar order list to correct the bug, hence some items may change position initially with this version. Dragging them to their correct location should fix this.

Show Full Menu Bar not working for some users

Show full Menu Bar should clear the Menu Bar of any menu's to allow the maximum space for Menu Bar Items, this feature stopped working for some users in Lion and Mountain Lion after fixing a bug for Snow Leopard. This should now be working for all supported OS's and all users.

Bartender Version 1.0.4

Menu Bar Items appearing on right instead of left of other Items

With the introduction of the ability to organize menu bar items, new Menu Bar items started it the right most position. This has now been fixed so that they will load in the left most position as before.

Ordering items inconsistant

When ordering items, some items would jump positions, we have done a lot of work on the rearranging code and it should now be a lot better.

VPN Menu Item not removing after disconnect

The System VPN item would not disappear as it normally would when Bartender was running, this is now working.

Clicking on right most screen location would not activate right most Menu Item

With Bartender running, the rightmost Menu Bar Item would not be at the screen edge, preventing clicking it when mouse is at screen edge. This is now fixed.

Performance Improvements

We have been improving the performance of Bartender, especially for System Items.

Missing Icons

In previous versions it was possible for some items to not appear in the Bartender Bar, leaving blank spaces. This should be better.

Crash and Exception

In version 1.0.3 we had one possible crash, and another exception, these are both now fixed.

Support for System Item - AirPlay Display

Added support for the AirPlay - Display system item.

Buy Now Button showing when licensed

A Buy Now button was still visible after licensing. This is fixed.

Dropzone not working with Bartender correctly

On the previous versions Dropzone would not work with Bartender unless its settings were set each time Bartender started, also the icon for Dropzone could display above other windows, these are both now fixed.

Update causing issues with old version till restart

We have improved the reliability of updates, working correctly when still interacting with the old version. But again if you get any strange behaviour after updating, restarting your Mac, or logging out and back in should fix this.

High CPU Load

It was possible for Bartender to cause high CPU load under some circumstances with earlier versions. This is now fixed.

Bartender Version 1.0.3

Trial Period End Error

We set the trial end date to 2 days for testing and did not put it back to 4 weeks, this is fixed with this update.

Bartender Version 1.0.2

System Items not extending for content

In Version 1.0 and 1.0.1 system items would not extend to show their full content, such as the clock missing part of the time, or VPN not expanding for connection status. This is fixed in this release.

Bartender Version 1.0.1

Bug fixes for version 1.0.0

Version 1.0.0 was crashing for some users, when certain apps where running, this should now be fixed.

Bartender Version 1.0

Its Out!!!

We are incredibly pleased to announce the release of Bartender Version 1.0.

We believe Version 1.0 is fantastic, it has some cool new additions that we are sure you will love.

We cant thank you all enough for the fantastic feedback we have been getting. Due to sheer numbers it has not been possible to reply to you all.
The work is not ending we have more great features we want to add and we also know there are still some outstanding bugs we need to fix, and some we probably don't know about yet, so please do keep the feedback coming!

This means we are officially leaving Beta! Therefore anyone who does not have a license will be on the 4 week trail, starting from the first launch of this new version. Also since we are leaving Beta the 50% discount available for the licenses will end on October 25th, so please do buy a license fast if you want the discount.


Item Rearranging

With this release it is now possible to rearrange all Menu Bar Items in the Bartender Bar, and the Menu Bar!
It is possible to mix Apps and System Items.
Best of all the order is maintained after restarts (as long as Bartender is running).
Simply CMD+Drag an Item to rearrange them.

New Graphics

We have been working with our designer to create a Uniform for Bartender, you can see them in his new icon. We have also updated and tweaked many of the graphics and UI in Bartender.

Show white icon when Bartender Selected

In previous versions, if show highlight was selected, the Bartender Menu Bar Icon would not turn white when highlighted; it does now.

Spotlight window hiding behind the Menu Bar

This has been an issue for a few releases now, but it should definitely be fixed.

Dock Icon always showing

In Snow Leopard, if you used the show full menu bar function, Bartenders Dock icon would become visible and stay visible until Bartender was relaunched. This is now fixed.

Moving, adding or removing System Items would case issues

In previous versions, trying to move a System Item would cause it to be removed, and removing an item would/could leave a gap. This is fixed.

Putting a System Item in the Bartender Bar, then hiding it left a space

This is fixed.

Growl Crash caused by Bartender

In previous versions setting Show for Updated for Growl would cause it to crash, this is now fixed.
Thanks to the Growl guys for bringing this to our attention.

gfxCardStatus show for updates, never goes back

If show for updates was set for gfxCardStatus, when it showed for an update, it would never return to the Bartender Bar, it will now.

Bartender Version 0.9.13

Updated Beta End Date

Version 0.9.12 Beta end date was set to 5th October. Our next update with new features and bug fixes is not yet polished to the level we wish to release. Therefore this release is a stop gap release to extend the beta period till 0.9.14 is ready.

New Features and bug fixes coming very soon!

Bartender Version 0.9.12

Fix for System Items reappearing

In all previous versions that supported individual System Item control, it was possible for the items to return to the Menu Bar when they shouldn't. This should now be fixed.

Multi-Selecting Menu Items in Preferences

You can now select multiple items in Menu Items Preferences, allowing you to set the behaviour for multiple items all at once.

Retina Support

We have continued our work to make Bartender fully retina compatible and you should see some good improvements in this update. All Menu Bar Icons are retina and displaying correctly.
UI elements have been improved for retina display.

Improved Hotkey Settings

The hotkey settings had a bug that would cause strange behaviour when first set, this has been fixed. We have also updated the hotkey control to work/look better and support retina display.

Items not working with Bartender initially

OSX has an issue that means that some apps if running when Bartender is installed will not work with Bartender until they are restarted. We now detect when this is the likely cause of an item not working and provide a prompt for Bartender to automatically restart the app that is not working with Bartender.

Performance Improvements

It was possible for Bartender to stop responding while trying to control an app. This should now not be an issue.
Performance has been improved in key areas for a better user experience.

Updating Bartender prevented emptying of Trash

In previous updates, and updating to this version, the old Bartender app would be moved to trash, but still be in use. This would prevent emptying of your Trash until you restart your Mac, or remove Bartender from your trash and delete it again. This is fixed in this version and all future updates after this version will not have this issue.

Fix for crash in version 0.9.11

The last release caused a crash for some users, this patch release should fix this.

Bartender Version 0.9.11

Fix for System Items reappearing

In all previous versions that supported individual System Item control, it was possible for the items to return to the Menu Bar when they shouldn't. This should now be fixed.

Multi-Selecting Menu Items in Preferences

You can now select multiple items in Menu Items Preferences, allowing you to set the behaviour for multiple items all at once.

Retina Support

We have continued our work to make Bartender fully retina compatible and you should see some good improvements in this update. All Menu Bar Icons are retina and displaying correctly.
UI elements have been improved for retina display.

Improved Hotkey Settings

The hotkey settings had a bug that would cause strange behaviour when first set, this has been fixed. We have also updated the hotkey control to work/look better and support retina display.

Items not working with Bartender initially

OSX has an issue that means that some apps if running when Bartender is installed will not work with Bartender until they are restarted. We now detect when this is the likely cause of an item not working and provide a prompt for Bartender to automatically restart the app that is not working with Bartender.

Performance Improvements

It was possible for Bartender to stop responding while trying to control an app. This should now not be an issue.
Performance has been improved in key areas for a better user experience.

Updating Bartender prevented emptying of Trash

In previous updates, and updating to this version, the old Bartender app would be moved to trash, but still be in use. This would prevent emptying of your Trash until you restart your Mac, or remove Bartender from your trash and delete it again. This is fixed in this version and all future updates after this version will not have this issue.

Bartender Version 0.9.10

Fixes for System Items reappearing after controlled by Bartender

In the versions 0.9.08 and 0.9.09 with individual system item control, items could reappear in the Menubar and not go back into the Bartender Bar without reapplying the preferences, this should now be fixed.

Please restart your Mac if you have issues after this update, this is to clear settings from the previous version

Order of System Items

In the versions 0.9.08 and 0.9.09 with individual system item control, system item order would not be maintained when moved in Bartenders Bar, this should now be working.

Bartender Version 0.9.9

Bug fixes for 0.9.08 release

We have already received great feedback from the many users for 0.9.08, the first release with individual system item control, from this we have fixed a number of bugs

Individual System Item Control

It is now possible to individually control the System Items! Please modify your preferences.

If you have previously controlled System Menu Items with Bartender it is recommended you restart your Mac after installing this update for individual item control to work correctly.

Please note this is the first public release of this feature and it was a lot of work, as such please be aware there will be bugs, reporting these to us using the feedback option is always greatly appreciated and helps us fix all issues faster.

More Status Bar Icon by Adam Betts

Adam Betts has created a great status bar icon for Bartender and he was kind enough to let us include it in Bartender. Thanks Adam.

Retina support in Status Bar Icons

We have updated all status bar icons for retina display, and are working to have Bartender fully retina compatible.
Thanks to Maciej Skrzypczak and Adam Betts for supplying retina versions of their icons.

Mountain Lion Contacts Prompt

In Mountain Lion a prompt is shown when the feedback form for Bartender populates the email selection drop down. We have included text in this prompt so the user knows what we are requesting access for.

Notification Center

Notification Center now displays as a System Item in Preferences.

Spotlight Hotkey

Displaying Spotlight using the hotkey when it was hidden caused the spotlight bar to open behind the MenuBar in Snow Leopard and Lion, this should now be fixed.

Bartender Version 0.9.8

Individual System Item Control

It is now possible to individually control the System Items! Please modify your preferences.

Please note this is the first public release of this feature and it was a lot of work, as such please be aware there will be bugs, reporting these to us using the feedback option is always greatly appreciated and helps us fix all issues faster.

More Status Bar Icon by Adam Betts

Adam Betts has created a great status bar icon for Bartender and he was kind enough to let us include it in Bartender. Thanks Adam.

Retina support in Status Bar Icons

We have updated all status bar icons for retina display, and are working to have Bartender fully retina compatible.
Thanks to Maciej Skrzypczak and Adam Betts for supplying retina versions of their icons.

Mountain Lion Contacts Prompt

In Mountain Lion a prompt is shown when the feedback form for Bartender populates the email selection drop down. We have included text in this prompt so the user knows what we are requesting access for.

Notification Center

Notification Center now displays as a System Item in Preferences.

Bartender Version 0.9.7

Option to enable/disable Bartender Bar autohiding

Although many people wanted autohiding, some users like the bar displaying till closed, the option is now yours.
BartenderPreferences

Spotlight and LaunchBar displaying under Menubar

In the previous version Spotlight and LaunchBar would display there panels under the Menubar, this is now fixed.

Bartender Crashing when controlled apps quit

This bug caused Bartender to crash sometimes when an App Bartender was controlling quit, this is now fixed.

Installation not working

Some users experienced problems installing Bartender, it simply would not install, or would create a very large file in /Library/ScriptingAdditions/ and would then not work with any apps, both these bugs were caused by Bartender being in a folder other than Applications, and with spaces in the name. This is now fixed and Bartender can be in a subfolder or folder with spaces.

Bartender repeatedly crashing trying to send Crash Report

It has been possible for Bartender to get stuck in a loop, crashing trying to send previous Crash Reports. This has now been fixed.

Bartender Version 0.9.6

Autohide Bartender Bar

This has been a big request, now the Bartender Bar autohides.

Apple System Menu Items (Menu Extra's)

This is the first release where we have control of the Menu Extra's.
At present you cannot individually control each menu extra, but can choose to have them all in the Bartender Bar or not.

Sandboxed app compatibility

Previous to this release Bartender only worked with some sandboxed apps. We have made major changes to Bartenders internals to make it compatible with sandboxed apps including 1Password Helper.

Bartender Menu Bar Location

Bartender will now always be the right most Menu Bar Item.

Fix for crash and exception when app will not work with Bartender

Sometimes after installing Bartender an app must be restarted before it will work with Bartender. This was leading to Bartender crashing, this should now be fixed, we are still working on the issue of having to restart some apps.

Graphics Switching

Bartender should now not cause MBP to switch graphics cards.

App compatibility

A lot of work has gone into making Bartender work correctly with as many apps as possible with this release, a lot of changes have been made to accomplish this.

Clusters

Now works without 2 Icons.

Papers - Citations

The icon was stretched, this is now fixed.

1Password

Works with Bartender now.

Feedback Crash

Trying to send feedback twice would crash Bartender, this is now fixed.

Menu Bar highlight color

It is now the system default highlight.

New Status Icon

Box is now included, thanks to Maciej Skrzypczak.

Preferences - Changing what clicking Bartender does

There was a logic bug in changing the Preferences for what clicking Bartender does, whilst clicking Bartender. This is now fixed.

Bartender Version 0.9.5

Mountain Lion Compatibility

This version is code signed with the Surtees Studios Developer ID and is compatible with Mountain Lion.

Fix for crash and exception when app wont work with Bartender

Sometimes after installing Bartender an app must be restarted before it will work with Bartender. This was leading to Bartender crashing, this is now fixed, we are still working on the issue of having to restart some apps.

Keyboard shortcuts in Preferences

CMD+C, CMD+V have been enabled for the Licensing pane, CMD+W now closes the preferences window.

Notify compatibility

Notify was not working perfectly when in the Bartender Bar, it is now working.

Automatic Updates localization issue

The automatic update process had a localization issue that could cause a crash when cancelling an update.

Added Full Version Number

The About pane now shows the full version number, as does the website download link.

RealVNC Server compatibility

RealVNC Server runs with elevated privileges, as such OSX prevent Bartender from interacting with it, because of this we have removed it from automatically showing as a running app in preferences.

Bartender Version 0.9.04

Fix for Crash

Version 0.9.03 contained a bug that would cause a crash when a app took longer to work with Bartender.

This should be fixed.


Bartender Version 0.9.03

Fix for Automatic Updates

Automatic updating is failing in the initial release, this version fixes this.

Fix for Apps not loading into Bartender

Some apps have not been working with Bartender on the first attempt, with the app needing to be restarted for them to be hidden or moved to the Bartender Bar correctly

The fix in this release should get the apps working with Bartender without the need to restart the them, if you do still have apps that do not work first time, please do let us know.

Fix for Papers (Citations) NOTE: Citations must be restarted for fix to work

Citations the Papers menu bar app was not showing correctly, the icon was stretched.

We have modified some of the drawing behaviour to fix this, please do check that all other apps are behaving correctly still, again if you spot anything please do let us know.

This fix will only come into effect when apps are restarted, or you restart your Mac

Fix for drawing glitch

When a menu bar app extended its item in the Bartender Bar a visual glitch was appearing, this has been fixed

This fix will only come into effect when apps are restarted, or you restart your Mac

Bartender Version 0.9

First Public Beta Release

First public beta release containing most of Bartenders features and private beta tested.