Enabling the Script Menu in OS X Leopard

I use scripts such as Andreas Amann’s excellent Mail Scripts, and to allow easy access to those, I wanted to enable the scripts menu in the menubar in OS X Leopard. I had done it before but promptly forgot how to do it. Here’s how.

Enabling OS X Menubar Icons

All you have to do is visit:

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras

… and double click the appropriate menu file. The scripts menu is governed by “Script Menu.menu”. The other icon options are as follows:

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Bluetooth.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/TimeMachine.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Verizon.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/IrDA.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/WWAN.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Battery.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/AirPort.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/iChat.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Volume.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/UniversalAccess.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/PPPoE.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/PPP.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/VPN.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/RemoteDesktop.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Fax.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Sync.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Spaces.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/User.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/PCCard.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Eject.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/HomeSync.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Script Menu.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Ink.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/TextInput.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Displays.menu

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Clock.menu

Just in case you wanted to reduce your menubar real estate.

Enjoy!