menu bar disappears

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  1. 808 macrumors member

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    #1
    hello,

    when i open any application, the menubar at the top (file/edit/view...) disappears. don't know why... i mean, it's still there, just not visible.

    help:confused:

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Strange... can you give a screenshot? (cmd-shift-4)
     
  3. 808 thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    im sorry,

    i took the screenshot...( i think) but how do i post it, or send it to you.

    diyam..im a noob

    thanks
     
  4. 808 thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    here is a shot of the program ableton live, though it happens in safar etc...
    it's not that it's invisible, but just not shown, i can still access the menu bar if i hover the pointer near the top and then click...
     

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  5. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Does it persist after restart? I've had a few programs stuff up my menu bar in the past but it's usually reversible on reboot.

    (probably a good idea to turn off any programs (if any) you've got scheduled to auto start on boot up).
     
  6. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    That's really weird. Now, does the menu bar appear when you bring you cursor to the top, a little like how the dock acts? Or do you just click blindly hoping you'll hit what you want?

    I don't know what to say. Try repairing permissions (open Disk Utility in Utilities in Applications).

    Sorry I can't help more! :eek:

    EDIT: Or what .Andy said. ^^^^
     
  7. 808 thread starter macrumors member

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    heres a shot when i move the pointer and click where the menubar would be.
    it reappears when i "expose" out of the application and into the desktop. it doesnt seem to fix itself after reboot. i'll try running the utility and keep you posted...


    do you also see how in the top right, where the icons are, there are holes, or leaks...can't really describe it, but it doesn't look right.

    don't know what's going on...

    thanks for the help though.
    :cool:
     

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  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Definitely repair permissions, as Flying Llama said. It doesn't look like it, but do you have any theme changers installed? If so, remove them. If these don't work, then I guess we start removing permission files (com.apple.finder.plist maybe).
     
  9. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    I sometimes get this effect, particularly the 'holes' & 'leaks' you describe, if I am using a Classic application and switch to an OSX app with Cmd-Tab - the menu bar disappears until I make Finder active. Are you running Classic?

    Also, in the second screenshot, it looks like the menu bar is there, but off the top of the screen - you can see the bottom of the Apple logo, and the bottom of the highlighted menu item. Could this be a resolution/screen size issue?
     
  10. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    from the second pic it looks like the image for the menu bar is like 10 pixel higher then it should becuase the other icons are still in postion
     
  11. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    welcome... to the Twilight Zone...
    ***melody***
     

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