Skip to content

Menu bar app

OrbStack includes a menu bar applet that makes it easy to start, stop, visit servers, and manage containers and machines from anywhere.

Menu bar app

You can enable or disable this in Settings.



  • Start, stop, restart, and delete containers and projects
  • Open logs and terminal
  • Open web service in browser
  • View and open port forwards and bind mounts
  • Copy info: ID, image, address/domain
  • Manage Compose projects as a group, or as individual containers
  • Start previously-stopped containers and projects from anywhere


  • Stop and restart machines
  • Open terminal
  • Open files in Finder