System Monitor

Known Issues

There are currently no known issues for this product.

Release Notes

Monitor items might be placed behind the camera notch of the 18th generation MacBook Pro or may be shown incorrectly when they exceed the notch: If you have configured many monitoring items with a total width that overlaps the position of the camera notch for any of the MacBook Pro models released in October 2021, some items may be shown behind the notch so that their indicators in the menu bar become invisible. When items are wider than the notch or become positioned left to the notch, macOS may show them incorrectly, without content or with wrong widths.

Workaround: This is a known design flaw found in current versions of macOS Monterey. The operating system handles menu items correctly if elements “touch” the camera notch from the left side. However, if status items in the menu bar touch the notch growing from the right-hand side, macOS 12 may not be capable of handling this correctly. This can depend on the operating system version. As a workaround, ensure to configure System Monitor so that the visible items in the menu-bar don’t become wider than the space available at the right-hand side of the screen. Note that System Monitor has no permission to handle the absolute placement and spacing of items itself. This is under sole control of macOS.