OS X :: Menu Bar Not Working/no Items?

Jul 10, 2009

I have been dealing with AppleCare and they seem to be a little stumpted, so I am going to try everyone else.

When I boot up, I no longer get the items in the menu bar like date, time, wireless, bluetooth status, etc.

In the Apple Menu, things like "About this Mac", reboot, shut down, etc. Do nothing.

System Preferences gives me a beachball.

I have just recently did a CLEAN install. The install worked fine.
I then changed the time to EST and updated to 10.5.7. I did not do all the other updates...wanted to take it slow.

I am back to the issue again!

There is nothing installed on this computer other than Leopard!

It is a 15" Macbook Pro 4GB memory, Intel processor...etc.

At first Apple thought a 3rd party app may have corrupted some preferences. This can not be the case....

Thoughts? Could it be bad hardware??? The machine is just over 2 years old.

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Dec 1, 2009

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Dec 21, 2009

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If I manually open the same message, the menu items are enabled. 

Try this script, by resetting the mailbox name to one of your own mailboxes, and you'll see what I mean. 

(I've lodged a bug report). 

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Apr 12, 2012

So with the whole Flashback/Flashfake thing I paniced (stupid on my part) ran a virus program called VirusBarrier Express and ran CCleaner (again, stupid me). Hoping I would clear off unused or harmful files I apparently in the process messed up my context menu. Items that were previously in the context menu are now gone. I did as much reading about possible fixes as I could and this is where everything stands. 

Not every item in the image  below was at the botton of the context menu, but iPack certainly was as well as various other menu items that have since dissapeared. 

While searching the internet I came across a suggestion leading me to "library/Contextual Menu Items" and when I followed that directory for both my user and system I couldn't find a Contextual Menu Items folder. There wasn't any. I've had this "missing file/folder" problem before with preference files; just a side note. 

I created the folder manually and restarted with no change at all. 

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Jan 2, 2009

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Jan 25, 2009

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Jul 6, 2009

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