contextual menus without textI just recently upgraded my Mac and it's having some issues. It freezes for a few seconds, and when it resumes operation, things just go crazy. Among other problems, some text is missing, some text is not showing up in the contextual menu.

I thought it might be a font problem or something, so I went to Font Book, tried to validate all the fonts there, and all seems fine.

I hope the screenshots I attached might help. Thank you.application menu without text

  • Is it just in WhatsApp (your screenshot) or does it happen with other applications, too? Please update your question to include the type of Mac you have.
    – fsb
    Apr 19, 2017 at 15:11
  • Every other app. It randomly happens. It starts with the MAC being frozen and then all that let loose. It mostly occurs when am on chrome
    – Phil
    Apr 19, 2017 at 15:39
  • @fsb thats another one when am on chrome.
    – Phil
    Apr 19, 2017 at 15:42
  • @philipoghenerobobalogun did you find a fix?
    – Ranveer
    Apr 20, 2017 at 15:12
  • nope. Am considering doing a clean install as suggested in the answer below, but i'll rather avoid that. Have any solution to offer?
    – Phil
    Apr 20, 2017 at 15:27

1 Answer 1


I'd suggest a clean install... But when you choose to do it, don't forget the backups first!

You could potentially troubleshoot it and find some corrupt file, but I'd cut the hassling and try a clean one (as it is easy to do and very likely to work).

  • Thanks a lot. How do i go about a clean install?
    – Phil
    Apr 20, 2017 at 9:18

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