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10.3: IrDA-compatible PowerBooks may have menubar issues Install
When I grabed my Panther install and updated 10.2.8, everything went fine with one very annoying exception: the menubar, and thus fast user switching, was unusable as the menubar was reloaded every three seconds or so. In Terminal, my ol' friend from Linux days, I discovered that systemUIserver was restarted over and over again. The frequency of its restarts reminded me of the frequency of the flashing IrDA icon when searching for a connection.

I opened ~/Library -> Preferences -> com.apple.systemuiserver.plist and deleted the line containing "IrDA." When I turned on the IrDA display in menubar in System Prefs, the error reappeared, and I could only turn it off via editing the .plist file.

My System: PB Ti 500. Otherwise Panther installed fine on an iBook 800 (update from 10.2.3) and an iMac 233 (clean install).
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10.3: IrDA-compatible PowerBooks may have menubar issues
Authored by: ZachEagle on Oct 27, '03 06:37:50PM

I had the same trouble on a Pismo (Powerbook G3 bronze keyboard firewire) and when I removed the IrDA from the menubar (using command key and clicking on the icon and dragging it off) coupled with a restart, everything was back to normal. That seemed to fix it. Just thought I'd pass this along if it might help anybody.

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10.3: IrDA-compatible PowerBooks may have menubar issues
Authored by: sms on Oct 28, '03 10:22:25AM

This seems to be the same thing done graphically. I did not know about menulet dragging before I read todays hints about rearraging the menubar!

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10.3: IrDA-compatible PowerBooks may have menubar issues
Authored by: bhogaj31 on Aug 24, '04 12:08:29PM

Anyone know how you can "Enable fast user switching", i.e Tick the "Enable" box within the system preferences without physically having to tick it.

Maybe by editting a file (plist) maybe.

Any information much appreciated.

Regards

J



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