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  1. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

    GIZBUG

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    When I download and install google chrome on my macbook air. It installs, but on my dock, I dont have the nice google chrome icon. I have a white box, with a circle with a line through it. Not sure why. I've tried re-installing, but same thing, no pretty icon. Any ideas why?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I think it takes OS X a bit to figure out the icon. The icon you are seeing is an alert that it's not a known program to the system.
     
  3. falterego macrumors 6502

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    The icon is grayed out as a kind of "warning" visual aid for a program downloaded from the internet but not yet launched. When you open Chrome for the first time it should ask if you're sure. Once you say yes it will change to the colored wheel icon.

    You'll see the same icon if you were to open your /Applications folder and look for Chrome. All applications installed from the interwebernets have this same "feature" applied to them.
     
  4. GIZBUG thread starter macrumors 65816

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    attached is the icon. I just updated chrome, same icon.
     

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  5. parapup macrumors 65816

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    Open Terminal.app and type

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    killall Dock
    Yet another one of those annoying OS X bugs that Apple seems to ignore.
     
  6. GIZBUG thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I tried that tip, same icon is there. Weird.
     
  7. darkheroz macrumors member

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    I have no similar problems here ! It is not from Lion OS, look for some your 3rd party app which do this behavior .
     
  8. mollermanden macrumors newbie

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  9. ansalmo macrumors regular

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    Have you actually run Chrome yet? You'll need to start it and click through the "scary download from the internet" prompt before the warning icon will change.

    OS X does seem to cache the icon for a while afterwards sometimes, so you may also need to kill the dock or reboot if it bothers you.
     
  10. roofz macrumors regular

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    +1

    OP have you tried a restart yet?
     
  11. Oli3000 macrumors regular

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    Definitely normal behaviour. Run it, if that doesn't solve it, restart. Just one of those things.
     
  12. GIZBUG thread starter macrumors 65816

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