Right now, the desktop app window can be minimized into the menu bar, but it’d be nice to expand this into a full-fledged menu bar mode where the app can live fully in the menu bar—giving the convenience of the browser extension when a browser window isn’t open.
Clicking the menu bar icon opens a popover next to the icon, just like the browser extension
App icon is not shown in the Dock
Preference can be set as to whether to use menu bar mode or standard window mode
Right—I should have specified this is a macOS request; I haven’t used BW on Windows.
Yeah, ‘Enable Tray Icon’ is especially not useful on Mac because the Menu Bar icon can’t re-open the application if the main window has been closed. Seems like the main point of a menu bar icon would be not having to keep the window open.
This interface would be good, but more than this is hide the app in the dock.
I just can’t close it without closing the menu bar icon so the function to show it in the menu bar it’s useless.
This should be a feature!
I’m used to 1Password and now I wanna try new horizons, that’s why I’m using Bitwarden now.
It’s a great password manager for the price, really, but this feature makes a huge difference, HUGE. Whenever I’m switching apps with CMD + TAB, the Bitwarden icon there annoys me so much the same way it annoys me to see it on the dock. It makes no sense at all… it’s already in the top (menu) bar, so why can’t I just close it?
Tried with CMD + W and nothing, Bitwarden stays on the dock. Tried CMD + Q and it kills everything, even the process running in the background and showing the icon on the top (menu) bar.
I’m really excited about Bitwarden and I’m thinking about paying it, but this feature is a big weight on deciding if I should or should not spend the money, to be completely honest.
I couldn’t agree more with all that’s been said thus far about this issue in this thread. This should be an essential feature for the Mac OS version. Please prioritize this request, you nice folks at Bitwarden
First of all, thanks for hiding the dock icon when not used.
What sccotttt’s requested in this original post is exactly what I want.
I am also in the process of migrating 1Password subscription to Bitwarden subscription.
As for the 3rd party menu bar application mentioned by @cho-m:
Thus, I would actually refrain from using this application as it will no longer be updated and is stuck at version v1.48.1. I’m excited of what the Bitwarden team may introduce in the future!
Hey @eroux thanks for checking in! This one isn’t currently in development but we are looking at feedback. You can see the current Bitwarden roadmap here, or hear from the Product team what goes into creating the Bitwarden roadmap.