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Menu extras: CPU, disk, memory & network monitoring.

4 stars Editors' rating on Mar 26, 2009
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cf/x savescreenie

Change the format, name-prefix and location your Screenshots are saved to your liking.

4 stars Editors' rating on Oct 18, 2010
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How to manage the menu bar in OS X

The menu bar in OS X has some customization options, plus an easy fix when the menu bar hangs and prevents the clock or other menus from being accessible.

By March 13, 2014


Banish stubborn menu extras in OS X

If you are experiencing problems with a menu extra and can't seem to remove it by standard means, it may have a nonstandard implementation, which will take a couple of steps to root out and uninstall.

By May 9, 2013


Troubleshooting a freezing or hanging OS X menu bar

If your menu bar in OS X is unresponsive, the system's menu-extra handling services may be to blame.

By January 17, 2013


Don't like Mountain Lion's Notification Center? Quit it

While Apple's new Notification Center has its conveniences, some may prefer not to use it, but there's no direct way to turn it off.

By August 8, 2012


How to manage file-in-use errors for OS X applications upgrades

While there are several approaches to managing "in-use" errors in OS X, you can often make use of the Trash to temporarily store these files so as not to disturb your workflow.

By April 24, 2012


Mac OS X 10.5.5 (#6): SystemUIServer crashing; Apple TV sync issues; MacBook external display issue (cont.)

Freezes, Apple TV sync problems and continued MacBook/MacBook Pro external display issues.

By September 22, 2008


Menu extras become nonfunctional in OS X

In setting up OS X one of the convenient options is to add menu extras to the right-hand side of the menu bar, providing convenient access to system settings as well as functions provided by third-party utilities (virus scanners, activity monitors, etc). Sometimes, however, some or all of these menu extras may become nonfunctional and show the spinning color wheel when you mouse over them.

By July 12, 2010


SystemUIServer process freezes indefinitely (resulting in ostensible system freeze), cannot be quit

SystemUIServer process freezes indefinitely (resulting in ostensible system freeze), cannot be quit

By December 5, 2006


OS X system menu extras stop responding

OS X supports a number of menu bar additions (known as "menu extras"), which can be convenient; however, you may run into problems where placing your mouse over the icons will give no response and may show the spinning beachball.

By December 15, 2009


About OS X system processes

Following our recent article discussing the launch sequence of OS X and how processes are organized, we have had requests about exactly what processes are running in OS X and wha

By July 24, 2009