In order for Broomstick to be able to hide an application’s menubar icon, it must know the names of the app’s icon files. This information must be found manually, which is why it sometimes takes a while for newly-requested apps to be included in Broomstick.
You can help speed up this process by finding the names of the icons of apps that you and other Broomstick users want to be able to hide. It’s really simple to do, and participating will help hundreds of people all over the world
- Open this spreadsheet. Choose an app that you want to find the icon names for. If the app that you would like to find the icon names for is not already on the list, you can add it here. These instructions will use Caffeine (an app that stops your display going to sleep) as an example.
- If you don’t already have the app of which you are finding the icon names installed on your Mac, download it.
- Launch the app.
- Find the app in Finder.
- Right click on the app, and select “Show Package Contents”.
- A new Finder window will open, which will contain a folder called ”Contents”. Open this folder, and then open the folder “Resources” which will be inside it.
- This is the tricky bit. You now need to select all of the files which you think the app uses in its menubar. These will be small (normally 16px by 16px) images. There may only be one icon, but normally there are more. It is really important that you find all of the icon files, because if you don’t find them, the app won’t be able to be hidden!
- Once you’ve selected all of the icon files, copy them.
- Finally, fill out this form. In the “Icon File Names” section, just paste in the icon files, and their names will appear in the form.