New Features / Improvements

Public Beta Finished

I am super excited to announce that with this release Bartender 4 has finished its public beta.
This does not mean I am stopping working on Bartender 4, anything but! As I still have many exciting features I want to add.
This means Bartender 4 has now been thoroughly tested by all you great users (thank you!) and I am confident it works as expected on all the many different user setups.
If you have not yet purchased a license, your 4 week trial of Bartender 4 will start now.

Bug Fixes

Screen recording menu bar item

The screen recording menu bar item should now show a lot faster when you start recording your screen, and is in the shown section by default. You can move it to the hidden section if you prefer.

Hidden items not hiding again, if in app with menu bar item

Bartender will keep hidden items shown when you are using the UI of a menu bar item, this could stop items hiding if in an app that also has a menu bar item, this has been fixed.

Small UI adjustments

Small changes to the UI to help initial user experience.

iMazing mini popup not showing with custom keyboard shortcut

This has been fixed.

⌘+Q quitting Bartender from Bartender Bar

Command+Q would quit Bartender from any of its UI, even when not the active app which is not desirable. The ability to quit Bartender with command Q has been removed.

Show for Updates Image Comparison Tuning

Thank you to the user who provided me with examples of Show for update image comparisons that have given incorrect results, using these I have tuned the image comparison more.

Option key added to click from Bartender Bar

Activating menu bar items from the Bartender Bar would sometimes wrongly include the option key, this has been fixed.

Shift in menu bar items when changing space

Bartender could shift the menu bar items for a split second when changing spaces, this has been fixed.

Menu bar item spacing not applied after macOS restart

For some users menu bar item spacing is not being applied after a macOS restart, and a logout and back in is required. This version has test fixes in place for this.

Rare slowdown loading of Menu Bar Layout Screen, and high CPU usage

This has effected a very small number of users and seems linked to accessing Current Session Dictionary, I have removed this and it should hopefully fix this issue.

MacUpdater left click not working

This has been fixed

Quick Search, Esc not resetting search

Pressing Esc in Quick search after searching for something would not reset the shown results back to all items, it does now.