Apple Menu items do not work

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  1. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    #1
    I have a weird problem. Everything seems to be fine except that items in the apple menu do not work. I click on About this Mac, nothing happens, I click on Force Quit, nothing happens, I click on sleep, nothing happens, and so on.

    Any thoughts. I have tried restarting Finder and Dock, to no avail.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you restarted the machine? Trashed the Finder preference file? :)
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Reboot...

    You could of course restarting the SystemUIServer process (and getting rid of its preference files), but a restart would be the first thing I'd try. Edit: Just like the mad man said... :)
     
  4. swiftaw thread starter macrumors 603

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    How can I restart when the apple menu doesn't work?

    Other than holding the power button, how can I get the computer to shutdown?
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    control-eject prompts the menu to restart, shutdown, etc. try that.

    *make sure you press and hold control-eject.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Just press the Power button (and release it ;)), and choose Restart (or Shutdown) the Shutdown window.
     
  7. swiftaw thread starter macrumors 603

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    Nope

    pressing the power button (no matter how briefly) just puts it to sleep
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    why not press and hold power to turn it off? and then turn it back on?
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Why? Are we speaking about a power button or a keay on the keyboard now?

    And, have you been messing with the system in any way? Haxies? Themes? Etc?

    Anyhow: As a last resort just press and hold the power button to force a shutdown. It seems it's way overdue.
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You can restart from the System Preferences if you like. It's in the Startup Disk pane. :)
     
  11. swiftaw thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks, in the end I did a hard restart using the power button and that seems to have fixed it.
     
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