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Menubar extras may cause SystemUIServer problems
Authored by: honem on Apr 04, '03 05:44:50PM

Sometimes my menubar can go into a funk ie it has the spinning beachball thing and sometimes when i disconnect from the net the PPP menu can go into a forever loop disconnecting .

Startup process viewer from your utilities folder . Select it to update every 30 seconds so you can actually see what's going on . Select the process named "SystemUIServer" . Double click and select "Quit" or "Force Quit" .

Make sure you select "SystemUIServer" and not "Window Manager" . If you force quit the Window Manager you will be instantly treated to an involuntary restart ! . After quiting the SystemUIServer OS X will detect this and restart it automatically for you !

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Menubar extras may cause SystemUIServer problems--Folder keeps popping to the front
Authored by: lalynne on Nov 22, '03 10:53:39PM

I had a problem today (11/22/03) where the SystemUIServer folder would consistently pop up to the front of the screen every 30 sec or so... I tried everything, and luckily found this thread. I also noticed that my NUPD Contact and Calendar were no longer on the MenuBar and neither was the clock. I did what was described here to delete the SystemUIServer from Process Viewer, although it was a little different than described, I had to go to the menu bar and select quit (after selecting SystemUIServer and highlighting it), then another screen came up to Force Quit, Cancel or Quit. I tried Force Quit, then restarted -- same problem -- went back into it, tried Quit and (fingers crossed now) it worked! I am documenting this here, just in case anyone else ever has this problem.
Laura D.

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