Forum / NoMachine for Mac / Remove menubar
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- This topic has 13 replies, 7 voices, and was last updated 9 years, 4 months ago by Britgirl.
October 25, 2013 at 05:29 #246
I don’t like that NoMachine wants to occupy the valuable real-estate in my menu-bar at all-times at the top-right. I can understand if I used it a lot then it might be great but I’m a very casual user of the software. How do I make it go away? And if need be, how do I uninstall NoMachine (last resort).
~ DavidOctober 25, 2013 at 09:39 #258
Connect, then go to your valuable real-estate in your menu bar at top-right and click. In the menu panel select Input and clear “Use page-peel for menu access”. To get to the menu panel press CTRL+ALT+0.
To uninstall do what any casual user would do. On my machine I move the program to the trashcan, but I heard some people have to go to “Control panel” -> “Installed programs” and press “Uninstall”.October 25, 2013 at 14:03 #263
Thanks but your instructions don’t apply to the Mac OS X version, which apparently operates differently.October 25, 2013 at 15:26 #264jwcpcParticipant
To uninstall on Mac you can follow the instructions here:
http://www.nomachine.com/DT09K00056#3.3. It’s basically just choosing Move to Trash to uninstall on Mac.
/JohnOctober 25, 2013 at 16:17 #265
Maybe I misinterpreted your question. What is the part of the menu bar that NoMachine wants to occupy? Is it the !M icon in the notification area? This is a security measure used by the server, indeed to notify you about connections and also to let you check at any time who’s watching your screen while you are working. It is also used to access screen recording, something you probably want at hand when you need it.
If you only use the client you can disable the server part using the admin GUI.
To check if it is disappearing try:
sudo /Applications/NoMachine.app/Contents/Frameworks/bin/nxserver –shutdown
If this is what you are talking about, we didn’t consider, honestly, that the icon in the notification area could be so obtrusive. Good to know. Probably there should be an option to hide it. Of course at the cost of some functionality loss, but after all the user is king.October 25, 2013 at 16:44 #266
Ah, wonderful; thank you. Indeed, I only use it to connect to a server, not for others to connect to my machine.October 29, 2013 at 07:17 #303iwanttoremoveParticipant
Where exactly do I disable the server part? I am trying to remove the !m icon from the top menu bar on osx and I cannot find anywhere that says disable server.October 29, 2013 at 12:15 #312sil04Participant
I am trying to remove the !m icon from the top menu bar on osx
What are you trying to do and why?
Here there are some instructions about how to enable or disable connections to local machine:
and here about how to access the server configuration:October 29, 2013 at 23:57 #334iwanttoremoveParticipant
I’m trying to remove the !m icon from the top menu bar on osx. I don’t care about the server and I don’t want it to start. I use nomachine purely to connect to my schools linux machines. I have gone through the settings and the only thing I can see that would disable the server is network services page on server settings and turn off the service, but that does not get rid of the !m in top menu bar. I can’t figure how to remove this !m icon and I keep reading “disable the server” but how? There is no option to enable/disable server.October 30, 2013 at 10:04 #360sil04Participant
I have gone through the settings and the only thing I can see that would disable the server is network services page on server settings and turn off the service, but that does not get rid of the !m in top menu bar.
Can you please try to do the following?
– Click on the Monitor (the !M icon) in the system tray to open the menu.
– Click on ‘Show the server status’ item to open the Server status GUI.
– Click on ‘Exit the server’.
This will stop all the NoMachine programs, included the !M icon. NoMachine will be restarted when you reboot the machine.October 30, 2013 at 11:00 #367
This will stop all the NoMachine programs, included the !M icon. NoMachine will be restarted when you reboot the machine.
We are adding a dialog to let the user decide in just one click if he wants to start the server at the next boot. This change will be included in the next release, scheduled for tomorrow.
Note that the server configuration is being completely redesigned, to make it more comprehensible and easier to use. The fact users can’t disable the server in one click and have to disable the different “services” one by one (assuming users know what each “service” is) is a useful feature in a “enterprise” setting but clearly an annoyance for the rest of us.November 1, 2013 at 13:11 #405Belgian1971Participant
I would like to thank you for your willingness to react to the feedback of your customers.
For a free product, I’m very satisfied with your responses, because I had the same question about this Menu Bar Button.
A few days ago, after installing the NX client, this VERY RED button suddenly appeared too…
I, for one, did not expect this button to appear and also find it too “visible” in the mostly black / grey / white MAC Menu Bar.
THE NX SERVER SERVICE / DAEMON FOR PERSONAL USE:
Perhaps, you could add a choice in the Server Preferences whether to start up the NX Server Daemon automatically on boot or not.
Or make it possible to permanently disable the server and only use the client to connect to another computer with it’s NX daemon active.
Or perhaps, not installing this server alltogether with the NX Client: but offer it as a seperate download or as an Option in the install menu…?
THE NX SERVER “MENU BAR” BUTTON COLOUR:
I also would like to request that the NoMachine Server “Menu Bar Button” on a APPLE MAC could be changed to GRAY or something similar.
As you know, almost all buttons and menubars for OS X are black or different shades of grey.
It would be very nice if MAC users could choose to display the button in some gray-ish shade or in the current, rather vibrant red color 😉
ANIMATE / CHANGE THE NX SERVER “MENU BAR” BUTTON TO SHOW IT’S STATUS:
You could also add some features to this gray button to clarify the Server Status: like adding a little extra sign when running or stopped.
Other applications for MAC also give this choice (DropBox and TunnelBlick are some of them AFAIK).
When the server is running, for example:
You could add a little red or green “playing” triangular sign to the “normal” grey “NoMachine Server Button”:
Or you could add a little “Playing” sign in black when active; just like the “Stop” sign (the square) when the server is stopped.
And a little “Record” sign when recording (You should probably make this a red “REC” sign or a RED “ball” or “sphere” to stand out)…
I’m just throwing out some ideas…
Most of which you probably already thought of yourselves 😉
Anyways: thanks for all your hard work and your kind support;
I truly hope my input can be helpfull in some way.
Kind regards to you all!
PascalNovember 1, 2013 at 15:48 #407
I completely agree with you, Pascal. That blood-red icon is a bit alarming in the menubar; it goes against the Mac OS X user interface design aesthetic.November 22, 2013 at 12:55 #884BritgirlParticipant
Changed the icon’s color to black 😉 Thanks also for the many good suggestions. We are evaluating all of them.
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