Clock Freezing in menubar

kurisub

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Jan 31, 2005
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Has anyone else had their clock freeze up on them in Leopard? It's only happened twice, and I'm not sure what triggered it (my guess would be coming back from a screensaver or from sleep) but the clock will be stuck on a certain time, if I mouseover it, I get the beachball. All other aspects of the OS and programs run fine while this is happening. I noticed iCal was still giving the date of the frozen time the clock was display when closed, but displayed the right date when i opened iCal.
 

kafene

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Nov 22, 2007
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Has anyone else had their clock freeze up on them in Leopard? It's only happened twice, and I'm not sure what triggered it (my guess would be coming back from a screensaver or from sleep) but the clock will be stuck on a certain time, if I mouseover it, I get the beachball. All other aspects of the OS and programs run fine while this is happening. I noticed iCal was still giving the date of the frozen time the clock was display when closed, but displayed the right date when i opened iCal.
Hmmm... seems I'm not the only one. I guess that's a good thing because misery loves company :eek: I was "Googling" around to see if others have the same problem under Leopard, and it seems they do. I'm hoping for a quick OS update to fix it. Would hate to wait for Bobcat for something.

kafene.
 

dolphin842

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Jul 14, 2004
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I've had the clock freeze once... but I've had systemuiserver (the program where the clock resides) freeze lots of times in Tiger, so I don't know if it's a new bug. What is new, though, is that systemuiserver in Leopard does not automatically restart when it crashes, which is annoying.
 

apple_iBoy

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Oct 28, 2003
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Do you happen to have an iPod plugged in?

I used to have an iPod that would cause this kind of lock-up occasionally. I wasn't sure the problem was with the iPod itself, or with the cable/dock. When I would remove the iPod, the system would become responsive again.
 

kurisub

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Original poster
Jan 31, 2005
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La Mesa,CA
iPod freezing clock

yep that did it! I'm guessing when I "ejected" my iPod that froze the clock. As soon as I took it out of the dock, the clock sprung to life!
 

nsb3000

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Jun 17, 2003
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Boston, MA
yep that did it! I'm guessing when I "ejected" my iPod that froze the clock. As soon as I took it out of the dock, the clock sprung to life!
I just wanted to add that this worked for me as well. As soon as I unpluged my third gen ipod the clock started working again. This does not happen with my iphone...
 

Le Big Mac

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Jan 7, 2003
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I just wanted to add that this worked for me as well. As soon as I unpluged my third gen ipod the clock started working again. This does not happen with my iphone...
How bizarre. Just got this problem (got it before too, just decided to google for solution and hit this thread). Removing iPod unfroze the clock plus other menu items. third-gen ipod leopard 10.5.7, so bug still there
 

vetpath

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Aug 2, 2012
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Clock freezes in Lion

Ive just had the same problem. Havent noticed a pattern yet, but its frustrating. Ive had some sluggish performance when this happens.
 

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