Macbook Pro Retina burry top bar question

Reckonerr

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Jun 11, 2012
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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?
 

axu539

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Dec 31, 2010
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Here is a screenshot
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.
 

Stetrain

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Feb 6, 2009
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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.
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.
 

TheMacBookPro

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May 9, 2008
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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.
 

jediDev

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Jun 13, 2012
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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.
 

ilyasishak

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Jan 2, 2013
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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.
 

3bs

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May 20, 2011
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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?
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.
 

flyfisherbrad

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Apr 15, 2014
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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.
 

BostonQuad

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Mar 9, 2015
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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.