My icons are faded

Discussion in 'iMac' started by IBitePrettyHard, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. IBitePrettyHard macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    My screen is fine, the brightness and color of my monitor is unchanged...but somehow last night all my file icons in the finder became faded. They look like they're washed out.

    I have a feeling it may have something to do
    with the .DS_store files that are suddenly all over my computer. They're in most of my folders now. I know they're related to folder and icon options, but I have no idea what to do about it, or how to get rid of them.

    Any suggestions?
  2. IBitePrettyHard thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I fixed it! Apparently there is a bug in the OS when you enable hidden files. It causes all your icons to become faded.

    I just went into the Terminal and found the command to disable hidden files.

    At the command line type:

    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder

    (or TRUE if you want to enable hidden files)

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