April 2014

Fix stuck Menu Bar, Wifi, Clock, Battery status on Mac OSX

I found my menu bar was "stuck". When I hovered over it I would get the spinning color wheel. I couldn't access the wifi, the battery, the bluetooth, the airplay, the clock, or spotlight.


This had been like this for a few hours and "force quitting" Finder didn't help.


This is how I fixed it.


Open Activity Monitor. It is in Applications / Utilities / Activity Monitor.


Anything in red is having an issue so you'll want to Force Quit it.


My problem was the SystemUIServer. Select it, then click the stop sign x looking button at the top left of the screen.

It will automatically restart and hopefully your Menu Bar will be responsive again.