Strange Finder Icon

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sbandol, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. sbandol macrumors newbie

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    Hi ,

    I have a question regarding the finder icon in dock.
    I have recently bought a MBP (a new one) and the finder icon in the dock looks like in the photo atached.

    I have checked in
    "/System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/finder.png" and there it seems to be a normal one. Someone else have this problem, and how it can be solved?

    Sorry if this is a noob question.

    Cheers,
     

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  2. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    I'm not really sure what you're looking for.
    The Finder icon that you posted is the normal icon. Were you expecting something different?
     
  3. sbandol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is normal that the icon have that "hat" on the top?
     
  4. Monk Edsel macrumors regular

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    Rebooting didn't fix it? It just looks like a glitch in the way the OS is rendering the transparent parts of the icon.
     
  5. sbandol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, reboot didn't fix it . So i am the only one with this problem?
     
  6. ucsdmac macrumors 6502

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    change your wallpaper? maybe change the look of your dock with swapmydock? these are just way to relieve the symptoms through test and trials.. too see if it still occur by doing any of those things.

    worst scenario.. reinstall os x.
     
  7. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    what magnification and size is your dock.
    to be honest.
    i ocd like this sometimes too.
    but its best just to get over it, i installed a garage door opener attached to a button so the clicker would be behind the panel and i just had a button. i drilled the whole off center, i was pissed and tried to find another piece for 3 weeks. i just said f and noticed at how well it worked.
     
  8. sbandol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Relaunch=0

    I even have tried to "Relaunch" finder and it didn't help.
    Any ideas?
     
  9. aerowave macrumors member

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  10. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Try putting your dock on the side and see if it changes anything.
     
  11. sbandol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    still 0

    I have this notebook for two weeks now , so i have restarted several times :)
    Putting the dock on the left (or right) side of screen didn't help.

    someone of you have the penryn based MBP ? Maybe its a problem with graphic card?
     
  12. dog24 macrumors member

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    Did you try to do "killall Dock" in the terminal?
     
  13. sbandol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just tried killal Dock , an dock just disappeared and reappeared with the same finder icon
     
  14. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    And no haxies are installed?
    No UI "enhancements"?
    Straight, fully vanilla install?
    Does this issue follow you to another user?
     
  15. iMACKK macrumors newbie

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    that isnt normal. never seen that, ever. odd. try it in a new user. if it shows up in a test user acct then you have an issue system wide. if the issue doesnt show in test user acct, then its just a corrupt pref or something in this acct. in that case go to your user folder/Library/Preferences/. inside that are all of your user prefs. go to com.apple.finder.plist. pull this to the desktop and reboot your computer. this will rewrite the prefs for finder if they are corrupt. this might work. not sure. but its worth a shot.
     
  16. emw macrumors G4

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    ^ I was going to suggest killing the dock plist file first. Either one may give you something, but try the suggestion from others to see if another user has the same issue.
     
  17. dog24 macrumors member

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    Try to download LiteIcon, change Finder's icon to something else, then restore it and see what happens.
     
  18. sbandol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solved

    Its solved,

    I have tried with LiteIcon to change and restore icon, and it didn't help.
    And the i saw a button "relaunch finder" that gave me the "normal" icon back.

    Just 2 hours ago , i tried to relaunch finder (keeping alt key in dock) but this dosent help me.

    Thank you all !
     
  19. Designz, Feb 10, 2012
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    Designz macrumors newbie

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    Help!

    Hey guys, I know this is quite an old thread but I am now having the exact same issue. Brand new mbp, fully updated OS X Lion 10.7.3.
    I bought this pro a week ago and finder was absolutely fine. Ran software update last night and since installing newest Lion update I've noticed this issue.
    It is very annoying!
    Sbandol what exactly did you do to correct?
    Thanks in advance

    EDIT Oh and PS I've tried using force quit> relaunch finder and no joy
     
  20. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Take a screen shot and post it. Also, have you restarted your computer?
     
  21. Designz macrumors newbie

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    Wow that was quick. Here is a shot of my issue, exactly the same as above.
    I've provided it more for the sake of anyone else with difficulties, because I have just found the answer :D. THANKYOU INTERNET!
    What I did was restart in safe mode, then restart again and problem solved. Got the idea from https://discussions.apple.com/message/15937090#15937090
    Thanks anyway GGJstudios, good to know there are people out there who care
     

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  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    My next recommendation was going to be to delete the
    /Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist​
    then in Terminal:
    killall Dock​
    But I'm glad you got it worked out!
     

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