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Multiple icon missing (macbook pro retina)

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ambermae.1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 26, 2013 10:04 PM

Hi there, I am seriously stuck with sorting out my macbook.

 

About a week ago, I turned on my macbook and some top right icons were missing (battery, spotlight, volume, wifi, bluetooth and backup). Its weird, the icons are missing but if you click where they should be, you can still use them. So its as if only the pictures have gone.

This problem is also affecting other applications like safari. All the icon pictures have disappeared but I am still able to use them.

 

If you could please help me that would be great, I'm hopeless when it comes to technical issues!!

 

Many thanks in advance!

 

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MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,300 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 10:03 PM (in response to ambermae.1)

    Could be corrupt preference list -  com.apple.systemuiserver.plist

     

    You can locate this file by

     

    Finder>Go>Go to Folder

     

    copy and paste:

     

    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systemuiserver.plist
    

     

    delete this file or move it to the desktop if you want to return it. Can be deleted later off the desktop.

     

    Reboot or in terminal, copy and paste:

     

    killall SystemUIServer
    

     

    return,  this will rebuild the plist you deleted.

     

    Third party stat apps (menulets in upper right) might need to be replaced  the way you like.

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,300 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 10:17 PM (in response to ambermae.1)

    Something might have changed in ML.

     

     

    Rebuild LaunchServices Database

    Mountain Lion

     

    YOu can run this line of code copy and paste

     

     

    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchSe rvices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

     

     

    Return, It takes nearly a 60-80 secs to complete be patient it will put you back out at the prompt,

     

    then enter

     

    killall SystemUIServer

     

     

    It is possible in Mountain Lion a SafeBoot may rebuild the Launch Service Database if the above is not effective.

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,300 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 10:25 PM (in response to ambermae.1)

    There is always a problem with this editor inserting breaks where they are not suppose to be, syntax is important.  Let me post it again:

     

     

    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
    
    MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,300 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 10:29 PM (in response to ambermae.1)

    Great news. Thanks for the feedback.

     

    Good computing !

  • vrusp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 23, 2014 10:16 AM (in response to ambermae.1)

    A similar thing happened to me.  I solved it by right clickng on the desktop, selecting 'Sort By', then selecting 'Date Added'. The icons repainted.  I suspect it doesn't matter what sort criteria you use.

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