Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'Menubar extras may cause SystemUIServer problems' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
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 !



[ Reply to This | # ]
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.



[ Reply to This | # ]