General Preferences option to display the status in
the menu bar is enabled, Simon includes a menu in the right-hand-side
of the menu bar.
The menu title icon displays the most important status for all non-paused tests. If any sites are down, the red downwards-pointing triangle ( ) is shown If any site has recent changes, the green upward triangle ( ) is shown. Otherwise, the orange triangle ( ) and number is shown, for sites that had errors recently. As with the tests table, the shade of the triangle indicates how recent it is. If any of the tests are marked as unviewed, a yellow sunburst is displayed behind the status triangle, with the number of unviewed tests displayed in the sunburst (this can be disabled in the General Preferences if desired). This acts as a useful visual cue to important events.
Clicking the icon will display a menu that includes some useful commands that you can perform without having to first switch to Simon, if you are in another application:
It then lists all of your tests along with their statuses, in the same order as in the Fenêtre de Surveillance de Simon. If you pause over a test in the menu, it displays a help tag like shown above, listing the up-time, service, and interesting intervals for that test.
Choosing the menu item will perform the action selected in the
General Preferences. However, if that preference is set to
a Submenu, a submenu of additional options will be displayed
instead, allowing you to control individual tests of Simon without
even activating the application.
The submenu includes commands to Select Test, View Test Info, Check Now, Preview, Visit Site, Toggle Pause, and Toggle Viewed, described elsewhere.