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System UI Server
Authored by: youcanrunnaked on Dec 04, '02 10:53:27AM

I've found that some apps cause the System UI Server to quit and relaunch multiple times on login. It makes the menu extras multiply and "dance" across the menu bar, and it sometimes causes icons to appear to the right of the clock. So far, I've avoided this by eliminating DiskSpy and MacReporter. I've read of problems with the Massinova extra, but I've had no problem with it. I also run Meteorologist and PTH Pasteboard without any problems.



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System UI Server
Authored by: DeanDavis on Dec 04, '02 01:39:06PM

This is the reason why Apple doesn't want thrid-party developers making menu extras. Poorly coded extras can cause the menu bar to reload endlessly. A typical user wouldn't know how to fix this problem. Meteorologist is not a menu extra, it's a Status Item. Status Items also live on the menubar. The differnce from a user interface perspective is that menu extras can be moved around the menu bar while a status item cannot. If Meteorologist crashes then the application quits and no harm done. But, if a program like mine (WeatherManX.menu) crashes then it can really screw up the menu bar. Needless to say I have to be very very careful and test the heck out of the code.



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System UI Server: MacReporter?
Authored by: alajuela on Dec 05, '02 10:18:40AM

MacReporter actually lives in the dock, correct? Yet, it seems to have an impact on the menubar. Anyone know why?

Also, what about things like Quitling, ASM, menuversum, etc.?



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