Can't Remove Icon from menubar

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ercanbas, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. ercanbas macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I had to install RayV and now that I do not need it I would like to get rid of it. I removed it under system preferences at the bottom but I cannot seem to get rid of the icon on the menu bar. I cannot drag it out and am stumped at what to do. I even manually removed the plugins from the library. Any help?
     
  2. lazydesi macrumors 6502

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    #2
    For some menu extra icons, you can hold down the Command key and simply drag (or re-arrange) them off the menu bar.

    try that
     
  3. ercanbas thread starter macrumors regular

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    Doesn't work for this particular icon. :(
     
  4. Ploki macrumors 68040

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  5. Abbigirl macrumors newbie

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    RayV Icon in Menu Bar

    I was FINALLY able to remove the RayV agent icon in my menu bar by going to:

    System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items

    I highlighted RayV and hit the minus sign- and poof. Gone!
     
  6. harreharre macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any other fixes for this? I have tried checking in Login Items and it is empty. Having trouble removing Hands Off! from the menu bar using cmd key - it just comes up with a greyed out circle with a line through it. thanks!
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Go back to the default settings. Remove com.apple.systemuiserver.plist and Restart. (ui = user interface, this is where menu settings reside)
     
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

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    You probably did not uninstall it completely. I suggest you reinstall it and follow their instructions: https://www.oneperiodic.com/products/handsoff/faq.html#faq2. No offence to Gregg2, but I suggest you make sure that the app is completely uninstalled before you start deleting other configuration files.
     
  9. Gregg2, Oct 18, 2016
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    Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    No offense taken, but it's usually harmless to delete a plist file.
     
  10. AlphaCentoris macrumors newbie

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    If the icon you try to remove is Mac Shiny here is how you should proceed:
    1. Launch Activity Monitor
    2. In the list you should recognize the Icon (It comes with the name TrayAgent)
    3. Select the line with the icon TrayAgent
    4. Open in the upper left corner the 3rd Icon with a crank
    5. Select Spindump
    6. After Spindump finished you have a window open. Look at the line Path:
    7. Delete this entry in your file system and kiss good bye this bloody icon
     
  11. garcehipsey macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i'm having same problem with the application MacShiny on my mac, i think its the root of ongoing problems with my card details being cloned. i've tried the above but its still appearing as trayagent on the activity monitor. how do i remove the line path? where do i type it in to find it? thanks
     
  12. mummy86 macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same issue I have tried the above suggestion but still have the same issue please tell me you have managed to remove it and can provide me with some wisdom :( thanks
     
  13. Fishrrman macrumors Pentium

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    OP wrote:
    "I had to install RayV and now that I do not need it I would like to get rid of it. I removed it under system preferences at the bottom but I cannot seem to get rid of the icon on the menu bar."

    I'll try to help.
    What I suggest:

    1. Download "EasyFind" -- it's small and free:
    http://www.devontechnologies.com/download/products.html

    2. Open Easyfind. Set it up as thus:
    - The drive you're searching should be your boot drive
    - Search for -- files and folders
    - Operator -- phrase
    - Comparison -- ignore case
    - Include -- invisible files and folders

    3. In the search box, enter "RayV"

    4. Click the magnifying glass (upper right)

    You will probably get a few hits.
    You have to LOOK CAREFULLY AT WHAT AND WHERE the files you found are.

    There may be something located in a folder in the System that has to do with menus (Sorry, I can't recall just which one it might be).

    If you see something in there with "RayV" in it, I'd try deleting it.
    It may not simply delete.
    In that case, RIGHT CLICK on the item and choose "reveal in finder".
    Then, drag the item in question to the trash.
    You'll be asked for your password -- enter it.
    Empty the trash.

    Now.. power down the Mac, all the way off, and reboot.
    Does that do it?
     
  14. AlfaGTV6 macrumors newbie

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    Hi AlphaCentoris,
    Thanks for putting me on the right track with Spindump (Result below).

    Command: TrayAgentMono
    Path: /Library/Application Support/CyanSoft/MacShiny/TrayAgentMS.app/Contents/MacOS/TrayAgentMono

    Application Support is a hidden Library folder - accessed in Finder by holding Alt key down and pressing Go in Finder menu. Found the folder for that little beast MacShiny and sent it to Trash. Dragged recalcitrant icon to Trash and emptied bin. Good riddance.
     
  15. MikeTWS macrumors newbie

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    I was able to accomplish all of this but line seven " delete this entry in file system" can you explain this for me, I'm not the greatest at this
     

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