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Missing Dyn Updater for Mac icon

User_68KOH
User_68KOH Member Posts: 2 Green Ribbon
edited May 5, 2020 6:17AM in Dyn Community

I looked again, today, after restarting my computer and noticed that the icon is back. That is not the first time I restarted my computer, so please - a bit of slack. All seems to be working again - even two icons in Activity Monitor. Perhaps it was a re-restart.

Hi,

I recently noticed that the Dyn Updater icon no longer appears in my Menu bar, so I now have no access to your updater application. I'm unable to turn off/on websites I create, or control Dyn Updater in any manner unless a workaround exists. When I launch Dyn Updater no menu items appear, it's only able to be configured by the icon that formerly appeared in the Menu bar.

I use Dyn Updater version 5.5.0 for Mac, and d/l a new copy to replace an existing application I thought might be broken. The new application doesn't appear in the Menu bar either.

When I launch Dyn Updater the activity appears in Activity Monitor application, but only once. It used to appear twice, though I have no idea why. I mention this only because that's how it used to be.

I have a Mac-mini Server, OS 10.12.6, 16GB RAM.

I'm seriously not interested in upgrading to another OS as the Server software for the newer OSes is QUITE different from the version I now use. I'm not terribly tech savvy and don't intend to learn about Apache and how to configure it. This version of Server application for Mac takes the trouble out of using the server for what I want to do.

Can you help?

Tom

Thank you.

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  • deejinoz
    deejinoz Member Posts: 4 Red Ribbon
    edited Nov 29, 2021 3:17AM Answer ✓

    I have been experiencing this problem, with the DynDNS Updater icon missing from my Apple Menu Bar, for over a year now. It's more of an annoyance, so I have just put up with it. I did open a support case with Oracle Dyn and they said:

    "This issue can usually be fixed by uninstalling all versions of the update client, and then reinstalling it. Please use the instructions below to uninstall the client, and if the problem persists let us know.

    -Uninstall the updater (again) by dragging the app to the trash.

    -Open up 'Finder' and press Command+Shift+G; type exactly: ~/.dynupdater

    -Delete all files in the folder

    -Reinstall the Dyn Updater.

    This should clear all previous configs so that you can add your account again.

    After installing again you'll need to find the Dyn Icon in your applications folder and launch it. It should add an Icon to your task bar at the top of your screen. Right click on that icon to open preferences for adding an account (signing in)"

    However, on completing the steps, as outlined above, I am still not seeing the icon.

    User_68KOH

Answers

  • deejinoz
    deejinoz Member Posts: 4 Red Ribbon
    edited Nov 29, 2021 3:17AM Answer ✓

    I have been experiencing this problem, with the DynDNS Updater icon missing from my Apple Menu Bar, for over a year now. It's more of an annoyance, so I have just put up with it. I did open a support case with Oracle Dyn and they said:

    "This issue can usually be fixed by uninstalling all versions of the update client, and then reinstalling it. Please use the instructions below to uninstall the client, and if the problem persists let us know.

    -Uninstall the updater (again) by dragging the app to the trash.

    -Open up 'Finder' and press Command+Shift+G; type exactly: ~/.dynupdater

    -Delete all files in the folder

    -Reinstall the Dyn Updater.

    This should clear all previous configs so that you can add your account again.

    After installing again you'll need to find the Dyn Icon in your applications folder and launch it. It should add an Icon to your task bar at the top of your screen. Right click on that icon to open preferences for adding an account (signing in)"

    However, on completing the steps, as outlined above, I am still not seeing the icon.

    User_68KOH
  • User_68KOH
    User_68KOH Member Posts: 2 Green Ribbon

    Thanks for your reply. I decided to not bother with the suggested "fix", the one that didn't work for you, and just live with the intermittent disappearance of the icon. Not a big deal and the app is easy enough to relaunch. 😀