Menu bar freeze

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  1. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    Lately the right side of my menu bar (clock, volume, user name) has been freezing up. I can use the rest of my menu bar fine and everything else is okay but when i put my pointer by my clock i get the beachball. The only time i know it is frozen is when i realize its been "3:50pm" for a very long time now. Is there a way to reset it without restarting my computer?

    Thanks.
     
  2. HexMonkey Administrator

    HexMonkey

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    The process that runs these menu items is SystemUIServer, so try the following:

    1. Open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal)
    2. Type (without quotes): "killall SystemUIServer"
     
  3. Daveway thread starter macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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  4. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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    use to have the same problem until my boot drive died (kinda), i reformatted and reloaded, the problem went away. their was a thread on this a while ago, zapping pram didn't help, nor motherboard reset.

    some though it was the battery on the motherboard, have a search
     
  5. Daveway thread starter macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    it still does it randomly. I usually have Safari, ichat, itunes, limewire, and bittorrent running. Any suggesting are welcome.

    I also have 3 other users with accounts.
     
  6. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    I notice you have an iPod...

    ... this happened (or used to) when I had iTunes running and my iPod plugged in - it freezed up the menu bar. Does this only happen when it is plugged in? Try unplugging it and it should fix and "unfreeze"
     
  7. Daveway thread starter macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    my ipod is not plugged in when this happens. Could it be ichat because i have the status thingy on menu bar?
     
  8. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    No my iChat menubar works just fine.
     
  9. lio macrumors newbie

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    :confused:

    I have the same problem.


    I did this, but it didn't work out. The hour disappeared and the remain battery time also.

    What can I do ?
     
  10. thesexyvegan macrumors newbie

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    Installed Mountain Lion on my 2006 iMac. All of a sudden I had the pinwheel in top right menu bar/frozen clock problem. This fix worked.

     

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