8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 12, 2012 3:59 PM by baltwo
Noah Wallach Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

Running 10.6.8

and when visiting the keychains preferences I unlock the systme keychains iwth the admin password. then I choose the "show status in menu bar" option I am not able to see the icon in the menu bar.  when I return to the preferences the "show status in menu bar" option is unchecked.  What can I do to get the "show status in menu bar" option configured?

 

Cheers.

  • 1. Re: keychains icon not appearing in menu bar
    CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,425 points)

    System Preferences/Accounts/Login Items - see if you can add it from there.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 2. Re: keychains icon not appearing in menu bar
    Noah Wallach Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    I am unclear what am I adding to my Login Items?

  • 3. Re: keychains icon not appearing in menu bar
    CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,425 points)

    The icon you want to see in the Menu bar.  You have to click the plus =  + sign to add.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 4. Re: keychains icon not appearing in menu bar
    Noah Wallach Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    okay i am unclear what I add when I click the plus sign.  I added "keychain Access" to the login items list and all that does is brings up the "keychain access" application and does not add the lock icon to the menu bar. 

  • 5. Re: keychains icon not appearing in menu bar
    CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,425 points)

    Try the following -

    Disconnect all peripherals from your computer.

     

    Boot from your install disc & run Repair Disk from the utility menu. To use the Install Mac OS X disc, insert the disc, and restart your computer while holding down the C key as it starts up.

    Select your language.

    Once on the desktop, select Utility in the menu bar.

    Select Disk Utility.

     

    Select the disk or volume in the list of disks and volumes, and then click First Aid.

    Click Repair Disk.

    Restart your computer when done.

     

    Repair permissions after you reach the desktop-http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2963 and restart your computer.  After reaching your desktop try the Keychain Preferences again.

     

    If you are still having issues after doing the above, try the following and post back your results -

    Use Spotlight to search for a file called login.keychain.

    Users/YourUserName/Library(which is a hidden folder and won't show in Finder)/Keychains.

    Click Go in the menu bar then Go to Folder and type in /Users/YourUserName/Library and hit the enter key.

    Look down the list of folder and find Keychains. The "login.keychain" file should be inside.

     

    Another resource

    Cures for a funky keychain

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 6. Re: keychains icon not appearing in menu bar
    Noah Wallach Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    okay thanks I will try that.  But why did you recommend some of the first stuff about login items  looks like that was a red herring.

  • 7. Re: keychains icon not appearing in menu bar
    CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,425 points)

    Because most icons seen on the menu bar are shown in the Login Items window.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 8. Re: keychains icon not appearing in menu bar
    baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (60,115 points)

    Open /Applications/Utilities/, CONTROL-click on Keychain Access->Show Package Contents->drill down to /Contents/Resources/, and double-click on Keychain.menu. Does that put it on the menubar? If so, see if it works and see if the preferences are now working. Alternatively, quit KA, move this from your user/s /Library/Preferences/ to the Desktop, relaunch KA, reset the prefs, and see if that fixes things.

     

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