Recently the application icons in Spotlight's search window look odd. There's no problem with the search itself, Spotlight hasn't slowed down, the indexing seems ok, in fact the whole system appears to be ok, let aside these odd looking icons. ??? Logging out or restarting the system works for a while, 3 Spotlight searches to be precisely, the icons are fine for a while, but the fourth search returns every application icon the way it is seen on the screenshots I made. What I already tried: A restart Repaired permissions Cleared cahes Updated prebinding etc. Update the whatis database Cleaned font cache Deleted Spotlight's preference file and many many restarts Again it works for a while, but the fourth Spotlight search will give these annoying corrupted icons. Has anyone seen this before? What may be the cause? And more important: can it be fixed? Thanks in advance!