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  • orchetect Level 1 Level 1

    @Chris Byrd


    I did step 2 and 3 and that has completely cleared up the issue (for now).


    FWIW: I first noticed pixelated icons only recently in OS X 10.8.2/10.8.3.  Slowly, app by app, more apps were getting pixelated.  I think it started with Chrome, then a custom app I am developing, then Tweetbot (MAS).

  • Djim's Level 1 Level 1



    Hope this will last in time.

    Nothing works for me, and the problem appear with a fresh install from scratch on a clean volume !

    Then pixelated icons affetcs every application updated with MAS or integrated process, or replaced from another volume ... So sad !!!

  • orchetect Level 1 Level 1

    I don't want to throw too much conjecture into this thread, but I wonder if it has something to do with RAM.  Conicidental maybe, but these icon issues started happening when I was continually pushing my RAM limit and going into disk swap space for applications.

  • Tracy Valleau Level 1 Level 1

    It's not related to RAM. (I have 32 GB.)

  • Level 1 Level 1



    On my machine it was obviously something user-related.  I created a new user account in <System Preferences><Users & Groups> with admin privileges. I logged ot of my regular account and logged into the new user account I just created. All icons appeared perfectly, even my custom ones.

    I then logged out of the new account and back into my regular one. BINGO! ALL IS WELL! I can't find a single pixelated icon on my system now.


    I'll report back if this is only a temporary fix.

  • donazipe Level 1 Level 1

    Tried the suggestion, indeed it worked.

    But it is only a temporary fix.

    As soon as I unzip/unstuffit or I mount a dmg, fuzzy icons appear.

  • carboncanyon Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having this problem, too, and I'm using a brand new Mac Mini Server which was shipped to me less than a week ago so I can't see how it would have anything to do with a full cache, etc. It began happening yesterday when I downloaded a software bundle; about half of the ten apps I downloaded are pixelated and they are only pixelated in Launchpad while appearing perfectly normal in my actual Applications folder. I tried the Get Info -> Change/Add Permissions suggestion and it did nothing.

  • Brendan SF Level 1 Level 1

    I had and fixed the problem with my chrome icon being low-res on my machine. When I tried a simple uninstall / reinstall, the install dmg was displaying the low res icon when opened. I had a couple of accounts open on my computer, so I logged out of them individually, then did a restart. After that opening the (same) install dmg file now displayed the high res icon, and on install the correct icon is now being displayed in the dock.


    Don't know exactly what solved it - but if you have more than one account might be good to log out of them and then do a restart. I don't know if the application uninstall before reboot / and re-install after reboot step is needed, but that was part of the sequence for me.

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