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Topic # 154373 25-Oct-2014 22:32
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OSX - how to put a shortcut to system preferences > network on the menu bar?

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  Reply # 1162186 25-Oct-2014 22:47
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This is the closest to a shortcut I can find.


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  Reply # 1162190 25-Oct-2014 23:12
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New feature in 10.10 which is kinda on topic, if you hold alt while pressing the wifi icon it shows you your wifi stats, very handy. 

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  Reply # 1162194 25-Oct-2014 23:27
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lxsw20: New feature in 10.10 which is kinda on topic, if you hold alt while pressing the wifi icon it shows you your wifi stats, very handy. 
Only just started using it but always assumed it was there.

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  Reply # 1162196 25-Oct-2014 23:30
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^yeah that's been around for years

Why use a menubar shortcut when you can just use spotlight?

CMD+Space then type Network

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  Reply # 1162197 25-Oct-2014 23:30
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You can also hold alt on the battery percentage for the condition.

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  Reply # 1162199 25-Oct-2014 23:40
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Yep and you can hold alt/option when clicking the Notification Centre icon to turn Do Not Disturb on/off.  And on Bluetooth to get diagnostic reports.  And on Volume to see AirPlay speakers or choose alternate microphones.  

....you get the idea :)

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  Reply # 1162200 25-Oct-2014 23:46
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By the way here is how to do what you've originally asked, well almost anyway.

Go to System>Library>PreferencePanes> and drag the network icon to your Dock.

That's about the best you can do....and you can only drag it to the right side of the dock where custom folders go (next to the Trash)

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  Reply # 1162400 26-Oct-2014 14:22
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Excellent thank you. The spotlight suggestion was useful also.

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  Reply # 1162401 26-Oct-2014 14:24
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By the way, if you already have System Preferences on the Dock you can right click on the icon to bring up a list of all the preference panes as well, and just select the one you want directly from there.

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