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Recover missing menubar icons - revisited System
If you have missing menubar icons (or "menulets"), and previous hints aren't working for you, try typing killall SystemUIServer into Terminal.app. This will force-quit the SystemUIServer process, which handles menulets. SystemUIServer will then automatically relaunch and rebuild the menu, recovering any missing icons you had previously activated.

I made myself a tiny AppleScript app (do shell script "killall SystemUIServer"), so all I need to do now is launch that and wait a few seconds. The only downside to this I've noticed is that the icons often reappear in random order, which I then have to Command-drag back into the order I prefer.

It works for me, and now I don't have to go digging thru System Prefs, or the Core Services folder (or run to Activity Monitor or TinkerTool) to reactivate my missing menulets.
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Recover missing menubar icons - revisited
Authored by: oliverchaddock on Feb 08, '06 07:30:02AM

Good to know. For some reason my bluetooth menu item has occasionally been disappearing since the upgrade to 10.4.4.



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Recover missing menubar icons - revisited
Authored by: triplef on Feb 08, '06 09:17:39AM

Same for me. I think it happened before 10.4.4 as well. Very annoying.



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Recover missing menubar icons - revisited
Authored by: jacobolus on Feb 10, '06 07:36:46PM

Rob, hasn't this been covered before?



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Recover missing menubar icons - revisited
Authored by: Tetonne on Mar 18, '06 08:04:35AM

No matching processes were found


what can i do?



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Recover missing menubar icons - revisited
Authored by: Tetonne on Mar 20, '06 05:45:15AM

re install 10.4.5 combo if you have that problem and you've installed a krak release of Frontrow (a release not aimed for your mac)
menubar is back
[this is not my tip, thanks retrograzer]



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Recover missing menubar icons - revisited
Authored by: phillipc on Aug 21, '06 08:52:27PM

I had 10.4.7 when I tried the hack. Odd thing is the menubar icons only disappered after abot th e3 reboot.

Will this kill my Front Row install?

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PhillipC



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Recover missing menubar icons - revisited
Authored by: zane on Aug 23, '06 07:28:52PM

It shouldn't. Mine is still working and I'm still using this method (on 10.4.7 as of this writing). :)



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