Monday, August 26, 2013

NSStatusItem Icon Sizes

Alastair Houghton (via Shane Stanley):

Unless I’m missing something, Apple has remained silent on this topic, and hasn’t provided any guidance at all. Further, the NSStatusBar’s -thickness method, which is supposed to return the height of the status bar, appears to always return 22. Which is a lie.


So, to fill this dearth of information, I thought I’d do some measurements. I’m using the Messages icon, the Time Machine icon, the Bluetooth icon and the Input Menu icon as my references for my measurements; these icons are all provided by the system and they’re all of a consistent size and alignment, so this seems to make sense.

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