SL - top status menu bar?!?! WTF???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by akutad, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. akutad macrumors regular

    akutad

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    I've lost all status information on my menu bar. No battery status, airport status, time, spotlight magnifying glass, etc. Restarted a couple of times but no luck. My mac is a '06 macbook pro core duo 2.16 (1,1). Anyone else having problems? Lost screen capture functionality as well, so I can't show you.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Just go into the System Preference panes of the icons that you lost and add them back. Not sure about Spotlight though.
     
  3. akutad thread starter macrumors regular

    akutad

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    They were all checked off. I unchecked them and then checked them and still nothing.
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Create a new user account, login to it and see if the problem exists there as well.
     
  5. akutad thread starter macrumors regular

    akutad

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    Created guest user and all menu status functions show up no problem. So now what?
     
  6. calderone macrumors 68040

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    This typically means it is something in your profile. If you upgraded: Did you have iStat menus installed? Other menu bar related apps?

    Try this in terminal: killall SystemUIServer

    If that doesn't do it, trash ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systemuiserver.plist

    Then run killall SystemUIServer
     
  7. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502

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    I had the same problem and had to remove iStat menu to rectify the problem.
     
  8. akutad thread starter macrumors regular

    akutad

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    Strangest thing happened this morning. When I woke the computer all the menu status was up and running. However once I put my mouse over any of them, I get the infinite spinning beachball. Also iStat menu appears frozen.

    How did you remove iStat menu? Can't find the uninstaller anywhere.
     
  9. akutad thread starter macrumors regular

    akutad

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    Okay I figured it out. Thank you for helping me with this problem. It was iStat menu this entire time bugging out the system. Everything runs smooth now.
     
  10. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    If you need iStat menus, there is a beta of the new SL64bit one.
     
  11. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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    Where can you get it?
     

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