Macbook Pro Retina burry top bar question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Reckonerr, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Reckonerr macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    After upgrading to mountain lion I have an issue with the top bar.

    The left side which includes the apple symbol and other options looks fine. However, On the right all the symbols and data on the bar are blurry. For example my name, spotlight, date/time, volume, wi-fi, bluetooth, ect.

    What could cause this problem and how can I fix it?
  2. Reckonerr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
  3. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    It actually looks like only the 3rd party app icons that are blurry. It could just be that they're not optimized for the retina display yet, in which case there's nothing you can do.
  4. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    They might look a bit more clear if you didn't have the bar set to transparent.
  5. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    They all look blurry. Make sure your software is up to date.
  6. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    When you zoom in on them they look very pixelated, so I think that axu539 is correct in that they are Apps that are not ready for retina screen.
  7. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Looks to me like even the WiFi, Battery, and Clock are pretty pixelated. Compare them to the text on the left side to see the difference.

    To the thread starter, have you tried switching back and forth between resolution options in display preferences? This might force the menubar items to reload at high res.
  8. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    No, not normal. It's not only third-party icons which are pixelated, just look at the time/date text on the right (which is stock OS X) and compare it to the text on the left.

    No idea how to fix it though.
  9. jediDev macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2012
    I bet one 3rd party menu bar icon is screwing them all up. Try removing all 3rd party apps. If that restores hi dpi then one by one add them back to find culprit.
  10. ilyasishak macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2013
    usually when you open up a non-retina apps in full screen, later when you quit the app, the desktop doesn't refreshed properly, causing the menu bar stuff (i.e.: date/clock/wifi icons etc). simple trick would be like what Stetrain advised - to switch between low resolution & retina resolution back & forth. this will force the menu bar to reload.
  11. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    That's weird. Have you tried repairing disk permissions, or switching the resolution to something else then switching it back?
  12. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Have you found a solution? Getting the same issue. At first I thought it was just a problem with the Dropbox icon but it's now happening to time, wifi and even notification banners in the top right corner sometimes.
  13. flyfisherbrad macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2014
    I had the same issue on my Mac. I fixed it by going into the system preferences > Display and changing the resolution. Saving it. And then switching it back again.
  14. BostonQuad macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2015
    I also have this issue. (I'm reporting to indicate it appears to be common.) I fixed it like flyfisherbrad: changing to another resolution and back. You don't even need to exit out of the resolution settings control panel.

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