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Blurry/pixelated icons at random in Finder windows

150368 Views 473 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2014 9:21 AM by jenmenke RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • Benjammin Calculating status...
    I'm having somewhat the same issue here. None of my system icons have been blurry, however pasting new icons on generic folders are showing up blurry. I first thought it might be a .DS_Store issue so I deleted the original DS_Store file (icons were on my desktop) and relaunched the Finder. Icon's were still blurry. I was able to get one icon to un-blur by logging out and back in again.

    Quite odd.
    QuadCX Mac Pro, MBP, Dual 1.8 G5, Mac Mini, Dual USB iBook, B&W G3's, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • brianez21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My friend Christina is having this same exact problem with her MacBook upgraded from 10.5 to 10.6. I can confirm this problem happens in the dock with both custom icons, application icons, and system default icons (ie. Terminal). It appears to be random in which icon it affects. Not sure at all what is causing this so any help or further information would be appreciated. Erasing the file and killall Dock do not help.
    MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.4.8), 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB memory
  • mashny Calculating status...
    I'm having the same issue: Icon quality degrades at random, affecting random icons in random folders... I sometimes even get a very pixellated/blurry version of the download icon (the icon that appears in a folder and shows the blue progress bar when a file is downloading). The only thing that fixes the icons is rebooting, but then it's only a matter of time before icons start becoming pixellated/blurry again.

    The problem started soon after installing Snow Leopard.

    Macbook, Mac Pro 2008 dual quad, Mac OS X (10.6), NVIDIA 8800GT / 23" Cinema Display
  • Mark Mcleod Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Same here. Click an app to open and the icon gets pixelated before my eyes. After closing and restarting, it stays the same. Taco HTML Edit icon has completely disappeared.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • maulrat1967 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Unfortunately the 10.6.1 update didnt fix my blurry icons issue ... just as before random icons seem to get pixelated / blurry the longer I'm on my machine.
    Mac Pro 2x2.8Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • maulrat1967 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    here's to hoping this gets addressed in 10.6.2 ... I know its probably not a big deal for most people but this has made creating custom icons a nightmare for myself. Rebooting anywhere from 10+ times a day just to refresh icons so I can see my work in non-pixelated form is getting quite tiresome.
    Mac Pro 2x2.8Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • maulrat1967 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I was thinking the same thing, Eric ... but I've talked to other users with this issue and so far we don't seem to have any common denominators ... my issues seem to crop up when I start saving custom icons in Graphic Converter (6.5.1) BUT whats not related is that the program/default icons from Preview and Automator (and other apps) show up in the dock pixelated which has no relation to the icons I created in GraphicConverter ... it seems to be an icon cache problem (if I were to guess) ... at some points the finder also reboots on its own and then almost ALL my icons are pixelated until I reboot.

    Oh yea, I've also had a problem with icons flat out disappearing as well.
    Mac Pro 2x2.8Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • flysakura128 Calculating status...
    I have the same problem!!! Please fix it soon apple!!
    Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Ketan L Calculating status...
    Same here. Pixelated Safari, iTunes, iPhoto & Preview icons. Funny though but Preferences, Finder and other ones are fine.

    Seems like a lot of people are having problems but no solutions yet. Does Apple even read these support postings??
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6)
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