Help: Missing items in menu bar - any one have any ideas? TIA

Discussion in 'Apple' started by paul, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. paul

    paul Guest

    After a restart yesterday I noticed that The clock, aiport were gone
    from the menubar.
    I went to System preferences and made sure that the display in menu bar
    is checked. - No difference, still missing. Deleted the the plist file
    for it in ~/user/library/preferences - Still no display.
    Also tried to deleting the finder preferences from there. No go.
    Am I missing something? True the clock and airport is not essential
    there but it would be nice to know what happened, (if there is some
    sort of flakiness going on)
    paul, Feb 23, 2008
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    Bill Rider Guest

    In my Clock preferences pane, I have to click two places: one to display
    the clock and the other to display it on the Menu Bar.

    Do you have plenty of room? I have ten items on the right side of my
    menu bar. If I go to my lowest display resolution, I lose four because
    there's not room. In some applications I lose more, including the clock.
    Bill Rider, Feb 23, 2008
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    David Empson Guest

    The various items in the area on the right side of the menu bar (except
    for the Spotlight menu) are implemented by a process called

    Launch /Applications/Utilities/Console and have a look through your
    Console log and System log, and in the crash logs, to see whether there
    are any messages relating to problems with SystemUIServer. It might be
    crashing, for example.

    If you can see evidence of repeating errors or crashes involving
    SystemUIServer, then it might be a problem with a third party menu extra
    which is not compatible with your version of Mac OS X, or corrupted
    preferences for some menu extra, or for SystemUIServer itself.

    You could try moving the file out to the
    desktop and see whether that fixes it (deleting this file will cause
    your list of menu extras to revert to the default).

    That file only lists the standard menu extras, not third party ones. For
    example, I have Little Snitch installed, and its menu extra is not
    listed in my file.
    David Empson, Feb 24, 2008
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    paul Guest

    Yes I have plenty of room for the icons
    paul, Feb 25, 2008
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