Beach Ball spinning non-stop on Menu bar

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Foxer, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Foxer
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    Foxer

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    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?
     
  2. Platskies
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    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).
     
  3. Foxer
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    The only non-standard icon up there is Drop Box.
     
  4. kranzmonkey
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    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.
     

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