Apple Button Menu Wont Work

Discussion in 'macOS' started by semaja2, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    For some reason items like Log Off and ShutDown/Restart wont work anymore, the only way i can logoff is to kill the loginwindow process and the only way to restart is but sudo shutdown -r NOW.

    Does anyone know how to fix this besides archive install
     
  2. semaja2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Update: The buttons on the login screen work but not in any other users
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm... Maybe try trashing com.apple.loginwindow.plist from your Preferences folder then. :)
     
  4. islandmonusvi macrumors newbie

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    Apple Menu Items broke for All Users

    My friends iMac is refusing to shut down, restart or log-out or Force Quit! I tell it to shut down from the Apple Menu, nothing happens.
    As an experienced User , I've tried everything ... nothing works but Terminal
    " sudo shutdown -r now "
    Apple Menu uses Carbon AppleEvents ( ie, AeKRestart )... is there a preference link somewhere in "Library/" ?
    This is maddening ... it began in Panther and continues into Tiger 10.4.8 !
    I've tried all the System Preference settings ...

    thnx for help on this ...
     
  5. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Try removing ~/Library/Preferences to the Desktop and restart. See if that fixes it. If it does then replace only the preferences you need like com.apple.dock.plist, or com.apple.mail.plist.
     
  6. islandmonusvi macrumors newbie

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    This problem is so vexing because it is a ROOT issue not linked to any USER preference setting !
    Something very deep is blocking the AppleEvent calls for these basic AppleMenuItem Scripts.
    I've never encountered this type of problem : (
     
  7. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I missed your second update post, I can't think of another way around doing an Archive and Install Preserving.
     

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