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Mac: Restarting the Mac OS X Dock, Finder, Spaces or Menubar | Stefan Ernst

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/11/29

Only a few more posts left in my “Missed Schedule” backlog. This one was from September 28, and I just needed it again today as Spotlight had some visual leftovers on one of my VMware Fusion desktops.

Thanks to Stefan Ernst:

The Finder crashed:

killall -KILL Finder

The Dock,  DashBoard Widgets, or Spaces (on 10.5/10.6 – Leopard/Snow Leopard) crashed:

killall -KILL Dock

The Menubar crashed/refuses to be clickable, Spotlight misbehaves or some Menu Extra popup does not disappear:

killall -KILL SystemUIServer

One that I found myself:

The Notification Center:

killall -KILL NotificationCenter

Note: no need for sudo, as these are user mode processes.


via: Mac: Restarting the Mac OS X Dock, Finder, Spaces or Menubar | Stefan Ernst.

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