Getting started with iStat Menus

Thanks for spending some time to get more familiar with iStat Menus. iStat Menus is set of nine separate and highly configurable menu items that let you know exactly what’s going on inside your Mac.

Enabling and disabling menu items

Each menu item can be enabled or disabled separately. This allows you to use any combination of menu items you desire, in any order you desire. If you’re not seeing any of iStat Menu’s menu items, it’s likely you don’t have any enabled. To enable a menu item, open iStat Menus and check the large switch next to the item you’d like turned on.

Reordering menu items

Menu items can be reordered by holding down the ⌘ key (command key) and dragging the icon in your Mac’s menubar. Please see our page on reordering items for more information.

Changing the layout and design

Most of the menu items have several different items within them that can be shown or hidden. For example, the CPU item can show a pie chart, a graph, a history graph, a percentage as text, a “CPU” label, and more.

To add items, drag them from the available items area to the active items area. To remove items, drag them from active items area to available items area.

Some items also have options. Simply click on the item to view them. Clicking on the item again will hide them.