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Bartender 2

Organize your menu bar apps

Release Notes

Bartender 2 2.1.6

New Features / Improvements

macOS Sierra Compatibility

Full macOS Sierra compatibility.


Bug Fixes

Fix for Volume being completely hidden on Sierra after restarting Bartender

This is now fixed.


Bartender 2 2.1.5

New Features / Improvements

macOS Sierra Compatibility

Full macOS Sierra compatibility.


Bartender 2 2.1.5
Test Build

New Features / Improvements

macOS Sierra Compatibility

This is the test build of Bartender 2 with macOS Sierra compatibility.

Notes: You may have to rearrange items in the menu bar again to your desired location by ⌘ dragging.


Bug Fixes

Items not showing in Bartender Bar or remaining on screen

In the previous version items were more likely to stop responding to Bartenders commands and not appear in the Bartender Bar, or remain on screen. This should be fixed.



Bartender 2 2.1.0
Test Build

New Features / Improvements

macOS Sierra Compatibility

This is the initial public test build of Bartender 2 with macOS Sierra compatibility.

Notes: You may have to rearrange items in the menu bar again to your desired location by ⌘ dragging.


Bartender 2 2.0.9
Test Build

Bug Fixes

Experimental Fix for Missing/Floating Items

We believe we have found an issue in OS X that is causing the floating/missing items and are trying to work around it, this release has our second attempt at this.



Bartender 2 2.0.8
Test Build

Bug Fixes

Experimental Fix for Missing/Floating Items

We believe we have found an issue in OS X that is causing the floating/missing items and are trying to work around it, this release has our first attempt at this.



Bartender 2 2.0.7

New Features / Improvements

Ability to disable Bartender Bar Search

Some users experienced workflow issues with other apps, as Bartender would still have keyboard focus when trying to enter text, we have added an option to disable search for those users.

Ability to show items in the Bartender Bar without hiding the left app menu or showing a bartender dock icon

This will show items in the menu bar that are in the Bartender Bar, but not hidden items, and will not hide the left hand app menu, this means a dock icon is also not displayed for Bartender.


Bug Fixes

Missing or stuck Bartender Bar Items

Some users have experienced Bartender Bar items not showing, or remaining after the Bartender Bar closes, we have made changes to prevent this.

Fix for autohiding menu bar in OS X 10.11.2 Beta

Internal notifications of the menu bar autohiding have changed with OS X 10.11.2, this update handles the change.

Blue highlight on System Items

Some users have experienced a blue highlight on system items when they shouldn't be highlighted, this has been fixed.

High CPU Usage

Some users have experienced high CPU usage, we have fixed these.

Crashes

We have fixed some possible crashes.

Security Improvements

We are now using https for all web traffic.

Bug fixes

Many small bug fixes and improvements.



Bartender 2 2.0.7
Test Build

Bug Fixes

Fix for autohiding menu bar in OS X 10.11.2 Beta

Internal notifications of the menu bar autohiding have changed with OS X 10.11.2, this update handles the change.

Blue highlight on System Items

Some users have experienced a blue highlight on system items when they shouldn't be highlighted, this has been fixed.

Crashes

We have fixed some possible crashes.

Security Improvements

We are now using https for all web traffic.

Bug fixes

Many small bug fixes and improvements.



Bartender 2 2.0.6
Test Build

New Features / Improvements

Ability to disable Bartender Bar Search

Some users experienced workflow issues with other apps, as Bartender would still have keyboard focus when trying to enter text, we have added an option to disable search for those users.


Bug Fixes

Missing or stuck Bartender Bar Items

Some users have experienced Bartender Bar items not showing, or remaining after the Bartender Bar closes, we have made chenges to prevent this.

High CPU Usage

Some users have experienced high CPU usage, we have fixed these.

Crashes

We have fixed some possible crashes.



Bartender 2 2.0.5

Bug Fixes

Install System Component Prompt after each Reboot

The previous version would prompt some users to install the System Component after each reboot when they had SIP disabled, this should be fixed. We have also added in a check box to not show this message again.

White Bartender Bar

Some users were still experiencing a white Bartender Bar, this should now be fixed.

Blue highlight on Bartender Preferences cog

If a user had keyboard navigation setup to navigate all controls in System Preferences the cog would display a blue highlight. This has been fixed.

Debug messages

The previous version left some debug messages in, these have been removed.

Small Bug Fixes and Improvements

We have made many other small bug fixes and improvements.



Bartender 2 2.0.4

Bug Fixes

Fix for custom icon image not scaling correctly

In the previous version the custom icon image would not scale correctly, this has been fixed.

Fix for missing System items on OS X restart

In the previous version, if Bartender was set to launch at login, it was possible to loose the settings for system items from System Preferences, you would then need to reset these in System Preferences. This has been fixed.

Better messages for licensing

Some users have struggled with licensing Bartender 2, we have improved the messages displayed when entering licenses.



Bartender 2 2.0.3

Bug Fixes

Helper Install Loop

In the previous version the helper could fail to install due to OS X believing there was a code signing issue with the Helper, this has been fixed.
Sorry it has taken a few days to track this down.



Bartender 2 2.0.2

Bug Fixes

Dock Icon

In previous versions it was possible for the Dock icon to remain visible, after displaying the full menu bar, this has been fixed.

White Bartender Bar

Bartender was picking up an old preference for menu bar transparency and making the Bartender Bar white, this has been fixed.

Own Image Incompatibility

In previous versions of Bartender 2 using your own image for the Bartender icon would render them as template images (black/white) and alpha, we have changed this back to the old behaviour displaying color etc.

Could not order menu bar items when Bartender menu bar icon is hidden

This has been fixed

Prompt to install helper after each reboot

In the previous version the timeout for the helper was too short, and it would request to reinstall after each boot, we have increased the timeout and retry attempts. This has been improved from the previous test build.

Right most menu bar gap

Bartender 2 added a gap to the right of the menu bar when Notification Center was hidden, this is to maintain the default gap at the screen edge, a lot of users liked not having this gap, so this is now a preference under Appearance. This setting is now saved correctly.

Could not position Notification Center in Bartender Bar

Notification Center could not be moved left/right in the Bartender Bar, this has been fixed.

Prompt to install System Component when SIP partially disabled

Bartender would prompt the user to install its system component repeatedly when SIP is partially disabled, but file system access was still restricted, this has been fixed.

Exceptions and Crashed

We have fixed a number of exceptions and crashed reported.

System Item Control Changes

We have changed the mechanism used to control system items.



Bartender 2 2.0.1 (210)
Test Build

Bug Fixes

Dock Icon

In previous versions it was possible for the Dock icon to remain visible, after displaying the full menu bar, this has been fixed.

White Bartender Bar

Bartender was picking up an old preference for menu bar transparency and making the Bartender Bar white, this has been fixed.

Own Image Incompatibility

In previous versions of Bartender 2 using your own image for the Bartender icon would render them as template images (black/white) and alpha, we have changed this back to the old behaviour displaying color etc.

Could not order menu bar items when Bartender menu bar icon is hidden

This has been fixed

Prompt to install helper after each reboot

In the previous version the timeout for the helper was too short, and it would request to reinstall after each boot, we have increased the timeout and retry attempts. This has been improved from the previous test build.

Right most menu bar gap

Bartender 2 added a gap to the right of the menu bar when Notification Center was hidden, this is to maintain the default gap at the screen edge, a lot of users liked not having this gap, so this is now a preference under Appearance. This setting is now saved correctly.

Could not position Notification Center in Bartender Bar

Notification Center could not be moved left/right in the Bartender Bar, this has been fixed.

Prompt to install System Component when SIP partially disabled

Bartender would prompt the user to install its system component repeatedly when SIP is partially disabled, but file system access was still restricted, this has been fixed.

Exceptions and Crashed

We have fixed a number of exceptions and crashed reported.



Bartender 2 2.0.1 Test Build

Bug Fixes

Could not order menu bar items when Bartender menu bar icon is hidden

This has been fixed

Prompt to install helper after each reboot

In the previous version the timeout for the helper was too short, and it would request to reinstall after each boot, we have increased the timeout and retry attempts.

Right most menu bar gap

Bartender 2 added a gap to the right of the menu bar when Notification Center was hidden, this is to maintain the default gap at the screen edge, a lot of users liked not having this gap, so this is now a preference under Appearance.



Bartender 2 2.0 (207)

Bug Fixes

Fix for Exception on launch for users without separate spaces

If OS X had been setup to not have separate spaces on each screen bartender would have an exception on launch. This has been fixed.



Bartender 2

Its Out!!!

We are incredibly pleased to announce the release of Bartender 2.

We believe Bartender 2 is fantastic, it has some cool new features that we are sure you will love.
Thanks to all the beta testers for there fantastic feedback and help.
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!