iStat Menus

Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7

iStat Menus

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

iStat Menus icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

iStat Menus lets you monitor your system right from the menubar. Included are 8 menu extras that let you monitor every aspect of your system.

Version 4.05
Developer Bjango
Status Works fine

1 ratings

Archived comments

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ AlcoolGeek]AlcoolGeekAlcoolGeek 26 Feb 2011 16:13

hum … weird it works perfect on my mac

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[ deonr775]deonr775Anonymous 26 Feb 2011 22:29

I'm running the current version, 3.1.6, and it's working perfectly fine on my MBA (late 2010).

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[ Lonny]LonnyAnonymous 27 Feb 2011 04:20

works for me too

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Kevin NunezKevin NunezAnonymous 27 Feb 2011 15:29

Huh… this works on my Mac as well. Not seeing any issues. I'm on an iMac, 2007 model.

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[ Shaun]ShaunAnonymous 28 Feb 2011 07:38

While it installs fine, and the settings app works fine, the actual menubar icons don't - if you switch one "on" (e.g. CPU), it switches straight back off! :(

I'm on a fresh install of Lion, it may be different if upgraded…

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[ Josh]JoshAnonymous 28 Feb 2011 09:49

Works fine with me and menubar icons work too.

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[ Hachre]Hachrehachre 28 Feb 2011 11:59

It doesn't work for me, as described.

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Douglas Soares de AndradeDouglas Soares de AndradeAnonymous 28 Feb 2011 19:55


It will only work if you install in Snow Leopard and execute it in it before installing Lion. If you do a clean install of Lion it will not work.

Hope it is fixed soon.

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Long Nguyen HaiLong Nguyen HaiAnonymous 01 Mar 2011 07:59


Here's how I got it work. Hope that help

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[ Alex]AlexAnonymous 01 Mar 2011 20:14

So, it works :)

Install iStat Menus. If it is not working, install MenuMeters.
Reboot and start one of them, whichever works. Alternate between them, until one works (they are based on MenuCracker).

Then keep the one you like and hide the menubar icons of the other one.

Job done :)

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87racer87racerAnonymous 03 Mar 2011 07:13

The method I used works every time even when the two above don't. Also, works on fresh install and upgrade from snow leopard. check it out at

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elliottcableelliottcableELLIOTTCABLE 08 Mar 2011 03:48

87racer’s approach worked for me, though one of the ones listed above did.

The obvious problem is that the “iStat Menus” *application* (the configuration panel) fails to modify the SystemUIServer plist under Lion. If the entries are already there from Snow Leopard, it works fine.

A quick fix, easier for most of you than modifying the plist, is to copy the plist from one of your other Macs with iStat Menus (or from a Time Machine backup.) The plist is located at `~/Library/Preferences/`.

If you have no access to another Mac or Time Machine backup with iStat Menus installed, it’s simple enough to modify it by hand. If you have the Developer Tools installed, then just edit the file with the Property List that ships with those tools. If not, you can use the `plutil` command-line utility to convert the binary property to XML format, and then add the entries manually with `nano` or `vim`.

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87racer87racer87racer 12 Mar 2011 09:37

Someone pointed out I should use a direct link to the post so here it is so you don't have to search for it.

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[ John]JohnAnonymous 08 Jul 2011 13:27

Version 2.0 works fine on Lion. No problems at all.

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[ Steve]SteveAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 00:29

I'm running v2 (build200) on a system I just chose to Upgrade for testing before doing a clean install. seems to work fine.

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Marc EdwardsMarc EdwardsAnonymous 24 Jul 2011 06:34

Version 3.18 has full Lion support. If you’re using Lion, please make sure you have 3.18 or later.

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