Getting MenuMeters To Work On El Capitan

If you’re a long time user of Raging Menace’s MenuMeters, one of the most noticeable gripes upon your first restart after upgrading to OS 10.11, El Capitan is the fact that your MenuMeters have gone missing!

Don’t panic. Its not curtains yet for MenuMeters.

The official word according to Alex Harper the creator of MenuMeters, is that owing to certain architecture changes in El Capitan, the latest version of MenuMeters has ceased to work.

To quote Alex, “Due to new Apple-enforced code signature restrictions, MenuMeters is not compatible with the OS X 10.11 “El Capitan” public beta. Although the restriction is similar, this is not directly related to 10.11’s “System Integrity Protection” (SIP, aka “rootless”) feature and disabling SIP has no effect on MenuMeters.

Unless Apple makes the signature restriction optional, it is not clear that MenuMeters in its present form can ever be made compatible with OS X 10.11.

In the meantime I can only suggest that you do not install 10.11 if you wish to use MenuMeters.”

Sounds bad, right?

Here’s the good news. The ever creative and industrious Yuji has come to save the day and ported MenuMeters to El Capitan with some nominal modifications to Alex’s original work.


As a result, the only minor setback is that for the time being, using Yuji’s port, we can no longer CMD + Click the MenuMeters’ menubar icons to re-arrange them.

If you miss your MenuMeters, get Yuji’s port at his web site to get by. At least until Alex sorts things out.

Appreciation and kudos goes out to Alex for thinking and building MenuMeters all these years and Yuji for porting it so we can switch over to El Capitan sooner.

4 Comments on "Getting MenuMeters To Work On El Capitan"

  1. Avatar Karateka Bab Rohin | 2 October, 2016 at 20:46 | Reply

    Yesssssss, it works again! That’s really great!
    Many thanks to Yuji, to Alex, and to you, Mack!

  2. Hi, yes I have now after emailing Yuji.

  3. Has anyone actually got this working under El Capitan?

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