5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 20, 2013 10:47 AM by roy1992
mapimi2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello to all


This morning I updated Safari to the newest version (6.0.4) that appeared as an update in the last few days. After the update the Safari icon is now heavily pixelized. Has this happened to anyone else? Has anyone managed to fix it?


Thank you in advance

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: safari icon became pixelized
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,490 points)

    Quit Safari. Remove the icon from the Dock. Add it back.

  • 2. Re: safari icon became pixelized
    mapimi2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    sorry, should have specified, did that already, the pixelized version includes the Safari icon in the applications folder. I'm guessing the thing to do would be to de-instal and reinstall the application. If I reinstall safari I'm guessing it will erase all my bookmarks and so forth? Or is there a reinstall without loosing all these?

  • 3. Re: safari icon became pixelized
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,490 points)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

    The purpose of the test is to determine whether the problem is caused by third-party software that loads automatically at startup or login, or by a peripheral device.


    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode* and log in to the account with the problem. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:
    • Shut down your computer, wait 30 seconds, and then hold down the shift key while pressing the power button.
    • When you see the gray Apple logo, release the shift key.
    • If you are prompted to log in, type your password, and then hold down the shift key again as you click  Log in.
    *Note: If FileVault is enabled under OS X 10.7 or later, or if a firmware password is set, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can’t boot in safe mode.


    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including wireless networking on certain Macs. The next normal boot may also be somewhat slow.

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.


    Test while in safe mode. Same problem?


    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of the test.

  • 4. Re: safari icon became pixelized
    mapimi2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That did the trick, thank you very much . My machine has had little software problems since day one, apple knows it well, so I guess from time to time it needs to be reboot in safe mode , or weird things like this start to happen

  • 5. Re: safari icon became pixelized
    roy1992 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Linc Davis - I had the same problem and the instruction helped me.