OS X :: Missing Services Menu From Finder / Service Says Its Building Menu
Sep 18, 2010
my "services" menu has disappeared as an option in finder. When I try to access it by right-clicking a finder item (folder or file), it's just plain missing. However if I look for it under the finder menu bar, the arrow beside service says 'building'. But I've been waiting for hours and it doesn't look like anything's happening.
I was trying to install some services that I created using applescripts and ThisService. The problem I'm having is that Services is not available in the menu when I right click on a folder or file. Looking under Keyboard in the system preferences, I can see all of the different services that are availible. I have the ones I'd like to use checked but no services appear in the menu when I right click. I've tried resetting defaults in the preferences, logging in and out, restarting and nothing helps. I found another post that said open terminal and run this /System/Library/CoreServices/pbs. When I enter that in the terminal, I get this message "No languages specified - assuming English" and nothing changes. I'm running 10.6.8 and I know that Services used to be avalible in the menu.
I created a new service for displaying my local weather. I followed the MacBreak Video to do this: [URL] It works perfectly when I click on "Run" within Automator. My my new service shows up in the System Preferences/Keyboard Shortcuts/Services and I was able to give it a Keyboard Shortcut. However, it does not show up in any menu,ie, Finder/Services.
The Rename feature on the Finder Context menu has been very useful to me.Got an error message while trying to rename several folders.Now the Rename feature is missing from the Finder context menu.
OS 10.10 Yosemite, 27" iMac
Just recently purchased at Thunderbolt hard drive enclosure (Akitio Thunder2 Quad enclosure) and the error happened while renaming files on the Thunderbolt drive. Now the rename feature is missing from all drives.
-rebooting -ejecting the Thunder2 quad and rebooting -power down the Thunder2 and rebooting
Info: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)
My safari menu bar is missing. The menu bar for desktop, HD, and apps appears, but when I click on Safari, it disappears, so I can no longer see my buttons for History, etc. I think my husband (pc user) clicked it away when borrowing my computer.
You know how context menus on the mac are sometimes slow? I've figured out this has to do with the services menu.. located under keyboard -->services in the left-hand sidebar. My question is how do apps put services in that menu.. and how do I remove rather than disable a specific menu item?
I guess my broader question is how do I completely uninstall applications when I no longer have the original app bundle? I'm just concerned about clutter acclumating over time.
I used to have two finder services set up so that I could select a number of image documents and have it convert the images to a PDF, or that I could select a PDF and convert it to images. Since upgrading to Lion when it came out, these services have been gone! In the meantime I've set up these automator actions as applications that I can drop the input files onto, but I would really love to have my services back. (I just now fixed my "PDF Improver" service that I used to have, would it be the same in this case [ie moving the old service to /Library/PDF Services]?
In the keyboard option, I have enabled the Services "New Terminal at Folder" in "Files and Folders". It works pretty well after i reboot the mac, I can right click the folder, select Service and click "New Terminal at Folder"; however, after a while, i don't know when and what happened, that "Service" option is just gone.
I check the keyboard option and that service option is still there. I tried killing the Finder or even the Dock, but none of these bring back the "Service" option in the context menu unless i reboot the machine. MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) running Yosemite 10.10.1
far the first thing that I have noticed that is buggy is that all my menu bar items are missing. Spotlight appears for two seconds then disappears. I have tried enabling everything in system preferences but when I go into some of the preferences it freezes up. I have also removed all third party apps from the menu bar. I am currently doing a Disk Permission check and repair if needed but this has me thinking this is not going to be a smooth transition like it was from Tiger to Leopard.
I'm not sure what is going on, but some time ago my Spotlight icon in the menubar disappeared. Now for some reason the Eject icon is on the far right where Spotlight should be. Also the keyboard shortcut is not working. To do a search I have to now go to the finder and hit Command-F. I really miss not having Spotlight
There is no "copies & pages" and "quartz filter" on my print menu. I've have tried my darndest to print in black and white to no avail. I also can only print one page at a time. The options are just not there. Why? And how do I correct this?
I'm new to macs. I just got my first MacBook pro two weeks ago. So last night I was browsing the Internet and I saw a tutorial on how to get a black menu bar. So I thought to myself I'll try it out. So I followed the tutorial to where the last step I did was to restart the computer. So I restarted it and when it came on the top menu bar was missing and I couldn't open anything on the dock so I'm typing all this from my phone.
I rebooted my Macbook Air (Mac OS X Lion) and the menubar doesn't show up. The top of the desktop is blank. No date/time. No wifi icon. Nothing. When I launch an application then the menubar shows up. When I close the application no menubar. Also, when I option+right-click on the Finder icon in the Dock there is no option to relaunch Finder. When I open a folder the menubar for Finder doesn't show up. What should I do?
I've realized that sometimes I "lose" my wireless signal. I am not using an AirPort router (I'm using Linksys, if that's at all helpful). I've noticed that suddenly all of the wireless signals disappear from the AirPort menu up on the menu bar, except the network that I am connected to (i.e., I only see my router's name there). It also becomes impossible for me to browse the internet, so what I've done to troubleshoot this is disable the AirPort, put the computer to sleep, and disconnect/reconnect my router. When I turn it on, it seems to work. I've also tried simply disabling and then re-enabling AirPort, but it doesn't work after that.
I recently bought myself a Macbook Pro 13-inch model and I've been loving it so far. One thing that really bugs me is how bad the menu navigation is in OS X. I just read this on Macrumors and the only way to access menu from keyboard is by using ctrl+F2 key for which I have to press ctrl+fn+f2 key since F2 is a secondary function. Also, there is no way of going directly to the middle of the menu by keyboard shortcuts, right? If that is true, Mac OS X is still not polished enough for laptops. is there are a better way to control the menu items?
Sometimes when I restart my machine running 10.5.8 my desktop background appears but my dock, top menu and desktop icons do not appear. If I force a shutdown and restart, everything comes up normally. This doesn't happen every time I restart, but it has started only recently. I've repaired permissions already.
Im looking for feed back as to reason why my safari menu bar and dock are suddenly hidden from the screen and how to correct this. Has this happened to anyone else and were you able to fix it. I'm a bit confused since it has never done this before and I didn't make any changes in settings.
Info: iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.7.3), Safari menu bar & dock missing
I cannot find the Menu that will allow me to start a new backup plan. When I access TM thru Preferences, System, TM - I get the TM Icon with ON-Off/Select/Options. When I access thru Appliations, I get the black screen history selection display. Where's the Menu everyone is talking about? How to start a new TM Backup from scratch?
Info: MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iLife '11; Microsoft Office fo MAC
The text in my menu bar has disappeared if I hover over the space where it used top be the dropdown menus appear but no header text is visible in the menu bar, this is the same in Safari every thing works the as before.
I was recently looking at an Automator example and found that I do not have a 'More' finder contextual menu. My contextual menu has the following instead: Also, the Automator tutorial describes the ability to save a workflow as a Finder plug-in and I do not have that option in Automator. I am on OS X 10.6.2.