menu bar beach balling

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by abc123, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. abc123 macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2004
    yep, but only the osx things: airport battery, clock etc. my itunes controller and gcount are fine.

    so the question is, how can i fix this without restarting my computer or logging out? it is really annoying because my clock is stuck at the one time.

    thanks :)
  2. andysmith macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2004
    West Mids, UK
    Have you tried relaunching the finder? Press Apple-Option-Esc, select Finder and press Relaunch.
  3. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    Open up the Activity Monitor and find the process "SystemUI" Kill that, erm Quit it that is.
  4. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    I had this problem, and unplugging my iPod made it go away...
    Don't know if you have an iPod plugged in, but it's worth a shot if you do.

    Lee Tom
  5. spencecb macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2003
    This problem has been discussed at length in this thread:

    The problem is indeed related to the iPod being connected to the Mac, for whatever reason. As soon as the iPod is removed, the clock will fix itself, and the menu bar (all icons included, not just the clock) will be fixed.
  6. abc123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2004
    thanks everyone
    i did have my ipod plugged in and it went away about the time that i disconnected it. i'll remember this for next time :)

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