Time Machine icon in menu bar is pixelated?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by GBR, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. GBR macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone else run into this issue where the time machine icon in the menu bar is pixelated? I understand 3rd party icons not being updated yet but for a built in app this seems wrong...

    I'm running Yosemite on a 15" Retina MacBook Pro
     

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  2. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Not pixelated for me.

    Is the PDF that's located in
    Code:
    /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/TimeMachine.menu/Contents/Resources/TMIdle.pdf
    also pixelated when you open it?
     
  3. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    It's saved as a PDF? That's a weird format to use.
     
  4. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, most, if not all, of the menu icons are saved as PDF. Not really sure why either.
     
  5. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Wonder why they don't just use PNGs?
     
  6. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    I'm thinking because PNG is not scalable. On the other hand, you can create a PDF file with SVG.
     
  7. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Ah, that makes sense for why not to use a PNG. A PDF still seems like a odd choice for vector graphics.
     
  8. GBR thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the input, i restarted my computer and it shows up correct now, no pixelation. I'm wondering if it has something to do with disconnecting my macbook pro from my thunderbolt display, maybe that icon is getting hung up in the transition from the external display to the laptop display.
     

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