The menubar is the primary way that you will interact with everything in your library. It appears just below the status bar of the operating system and contains two groups of icons on the left and right as well as the song title in the middle.
Hiding the Menubar
The first thing to understand about the menubar is that it sits on top of the Song Viewer. This means that if you have a song that has narrow margins, the menubar may overlap that song. This is because the menubar can be hidden similar to how the Photos app works in iOS and iPadOS. To hide the menubar, you can tap once in the middle of the Song Viewer. The first time you do this, you will be prompted that doing so will hide the menubar with an option to prevent that in the future. Once hidden, you can tap again in the middle of the screen to reveal the menubar. Alternately, you can pull down on the Song Viewer as if you were refreshing a list. In OnSong we call this overscroll and the default action is that it will show the menubar. This is sometimes helpful if you have a song that is capturing your taps.
The Left Side
We will quickly cover the icons found in the menubar. On the left, you have the Songs button. This opens the Songs Menu where you will import songs, pull sets, and generally interact with your library. Next is an icon that looks like a square with an up-arrow, the universal symbol for sharing. Tapping on this will open the Share Menu. Following that is a TV icon which tapping will reveal the External Video Menu. This is where you can configure a display for lyrics projection or stage monitor mode. Then we have a headphone icon which tapping will display the Playback Menu. This is where you can link the visual music of your libraries such as chord charts, lyrics sheets, or other documents to a backing track. You can also use this to set the metronome and duration of the song, among other things. To the right of that is the Actions menu where you can configure wireless foot pedals, MIDI, screen taps, and keyboard shortcuts to trigger various actions in OnSong to make your performance hands-free.
In the middle of the menubar is the song title. However, it's much more than just that! You can swipe your finger over the song title to reveal other display options. We call this the Heads-Up Display where you can see what is coming up in your set, the amount of time you have left, or a scrubber for audio playback.
The Right Side
Moving right along is the right side of the menubar. Starting just to the right of the heads-up display is the chat bubble icon. This opens the Messages Menu that you can use to send messages to connected devices to communicate during a song. Next to that is a star icon. Tap on this to open the Organizer Menu to mark the currently viewed song with an icon or place it in a set or book. The next icon is the Attachments Menu, denoted by two documents with a checkmark. Here, you can switch between different file types for your current chart, or access the Song Editor using the bottom "Edit Chords and Lyrics" (or "Edit Song Metadata" button). In OnSong 2020, the Attachments Menu is replaced with an "A"/cursor icon to open the Song Editor. Tap on the pencil in a box icon next to open the Annotations Menu where you can add sticky notes, Clips, or draw on the virtual page. The sliders icon is important as it opens the Style Preferences Menu where you can customize the look of your song as well as transpose and capo text-based charts. Finally, the gear icon opens the Utilities Menu where you access everything else including Editors and Settings for personalizing the app.