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How to open the preferences panel when the menu icon is hidden

When the menu icon is removed from the menu bar extras, the preferences panel can still be opened:
  • Relaunch Simple Screen Shade (while it is already running in the background) from the Applications.

How to return the menu icon in menu bar extras

  • Open the preferences panel and select the General view.
  • Turn on the "Show app icon in menu bar extras" check box.

How to remove the menu icon from menu bar extras

Simple Screen Shade is able to hide its icon in menu bar extras. The picture below shows the effect of this feature:
  • Open the preferences panel and select the General view.
  • Turn off the "Show app icon in menu bar extras" check box.
Safety note:
In case the icon is hidden, please relaunch Simple Screen Shade (while it is already running in the background) in order to open the preferences panel.

If Simple Screen Shade fails to register in Login Items list

Uncheck the Automatically start option in the preferences panel.
Open Launchpad or Applications and click on System Preferences icon:
In System Preferences window click on Users & Groups icon inside System group:
In Users & Groups window select the preferred user - the current user in common case.
If Simple Screen Shade application is not listed in Login items click on "+" button:
In Select Application window navigate to Applications and select Simple Screen Shade:
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