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Old Aug 27, 2009, 09:45 PM   #1
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Menu bar in Snow Leopard

It doesnt work

what gives? I got my copy today and yea, i did the upgrade and menue bar doesnt really work

ideas?
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 09:46 PM   #2
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 09:50 PM   #3
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culprit is istat menues

not compatible with 10.6

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Old Aug 27, 2009, 09:51 PM   #4
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culprit is istat menues

not compatible with 10.6
Oh thank God! I was scared that Apple hadn't gotten the Menu Bar, of all things, to work. :P
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culprit is istat menues

not compatible with 10.6
The devs said they would release the updated version tomorrow I think.
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 10:19 PM   #6
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Yeah, I've got the SL beta for it and it works great. It should release pretty soon.
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Yeah, I've got the SL beta for it and it works great. It should release pretty soon.
Link or it didnt happen.
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 10:34 PM   #8
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The joys of receiving SL a week after release.

I'll let you guys have all the software comparability problems
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Old Aug 28, 2009, 10:53 AM   #9
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Link or it didnt happen.
We've asked our beta testers very nicely not to spread the beta.

The full iStat Menus 2.0 release will happen very soon.
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The joys of receiving SL a week after release.

I'll let you guys have all the software comparability problems
Yes, because they'll all be fixed in a week.
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Old Aug 28, 2009, 07:26 PM   #11
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This problem is not a bug in Snow Leopard, it is a result of developers using unsupported APIs!!!

Apple provides an API for displaying things in the menu bar and used another one internally for it icons on the right (the ones you can drag with Command held down)... but it was an _internal_ API so they were well within their rights to change it for snow leopard. All the icons which still work are the ones using the correct API.

The reason why people used the internal API was so that you could rearrange your icons, but now all those apps are basically broken on Snow Leopard. If they are unsupported then the people who use them will have to abandon them. :/

Solution 1: Apple should let people rearrange the icons on the left of the system icons. They are basically arranged by whichever app calls the system bar registration first... usually the order they are loaded at startup, but not _always_

Solution 2: Developers shouldn't use unsupported APIs. I don't want the same f'n trouble with the next upgrade.
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Old Aug 28, 2009, 07:56 PM   #12
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Note: A very quick fix for this.

Code:
- Download iStat menus from islayer.com/apps/istatmenus/.
- Double click the ZIP file to open it.
- Control-click or right-click iStat menus Installer and choose Show Package Contents.
- Navigate to Contents/Resources/.
- Double click iStat menus Uninstaller to run the uninstaller.

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Old Aug 28, 2009, 09:23 PM   #13
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I had the same problem I posted it about an hour ago. Something happened during my uninstall of istat pro and my menu bar totally disappeared, and finder would not start. I am in the middle of restoring 10.5.8 from a time machine backup. I am going to uninstall everything that is incompatible with SL and see if it fixes the problem.
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 12:51 PM   #14
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I have restored back to 10.5.8, deleted all the uncompatible programs,and repaired permissions. Then reinstalled 10.6 and I am still missing my menu bar, but this time when I tried to repair permissions after the SL install it said that SUID file "System/Library/Coreservices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" was changed and would not be repaired. This is getting really irritating, I just want to use this new freaken OS.

Fixed it? So far some of the icons have returned to my menu bar by doing this:

Trash the file com.apple.systemuiserver.plist
found in ~/Library/Preferences.

Then Restart the machine and I finally got my spotlight icon back.

Lesson Learned: Buy a bigger backup drive so you can back up your downloads too. Time to redownload some items that I did not backup because my TimeMachine drive did not have enough space.
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Note: A very quick fix for this.

Code:
- Download iStat menus from islayer.com/apps/istatmenus/.
- Double click the ZIP file to open it.
- Control-click or right-click iStat menus Installer and choose Show Package Contents.
- Navigate to Contents/Resources/.
- Double click iStat menus Uninstaller to run the uninstaller.
It worked!!! Thank you!
I got my menu bar back.
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