Reorder the “Menulets” – Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition

Tip 336Reorder the “Menulets”

The small icons next to the time display in the top right of the desktop are known as menulets. They’re usually arranged in the order in which they start. To reorder them at any time, just hold down Command and click and drag them. Ensure the other menulets slide out of the way to make space before releasing the mouse button, and be careful not to drag the icon off the menu bar before releasing the mouse button because that will remove the menulet. Note that it’s impossible to move the Spotlight and Notification Center icons, which always remain in the top-right corner of the screen, and several icons that belong to third-party apps might also be immutable.

You should be able to restore any missing icon by opening Finder, hitting Shift+Command+G, typing /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras, and then double-clicking the menu file corresponding to the missing menulet.