System menu bar items missing/flashing after upgrade

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by nudoru, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. nudoru macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    I upgraded a computer to Mavericks and the system menu bar items (time, power, wifi, etc) are now missing! Well, they blink into existence every now and then and then go away.

    Any 3rd party items show up just fine however.

    I'd had Bartender installed before the upgrade (over a 10.8.4) install. After noticing the issue, I uninstalled Bartender but to no avail.

    Any ideas?


    Also worth noting

    Notification center IS there
    Spotlight won't activate with the short but key (command+space)
    iStatMenus 3 refuses to stay activated
  2. madmacfan macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2012
    London, United Kingdom

    Remove istatmenus 3 as thats likely to be causing your problem.
  3. nudoru thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    I removed it from the launch agents and launch daemons locations and login items so it's not being loaded at all. Still happens.
  4. Aeroscout macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    Same Problem

    I have the EXACT same problem Did you get your menu bar to work?


    Removing istatmenus 3 worked for me! Thanks!
  5. nudoru thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    I just reinstalled Mavericks and restored from a time machine backup. Bit round about but worked

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