View Full Version : Beach Ball spinning non-stop on Menu bar

Oct 18, 2012, 04:28 PM
OK. I've got a current Mac Mini and I've noticed that whenI move the cursor over any of the icons in the menu bar there is a spinning beach ball. I am unable to select any of those icons. When i move the cursor away, the ball disappears. I've noticed no problems or other strangeness. If I restart the machine, the issue is gone, but will resurface within a day. Very strange. This is a new machine, so I can't compare it prior OS installs.

I've repaired permissions and reset the PRAM or whatever it is without results.

Any ideas?

Oct 18, 2012, 05:43 PM
Have you installed any menu extras that use MenuCracker (like iStat menus)? If one of the loaded menu extras hangs, I think it causes the others to hang as well (maybe explaining why mousing around anywhere in that area of the menu bar beachballs).

Oct 19, 2012, 08:43 AM
The only non-standard icon up there is Drop Box.

Oct 24, 2012, 08:46 AM
I'm having the same issue intermittently on 10.8.2. I do have a handful of external apps on my toolbar but the only ones giving me the beach ball are the defaults - Wifi, Time Machine, Audio, Battery, Date and Time, Account, and Spotlight.