Why do my icons keep changing and look like this?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mrochester, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    Hello

    Quite frequently, random icons in the dock on my MBP will change to the 'default' icon as shown in the screenshot below. The first icon is actually Safari, the second is System Preferences and the third is 1 Password. At some point in the future, these icons will start showing as they should. Can anyone tell me how to fix this myself and stop them from changing?

    https://1drv.ms/i/s!Ar9WGUSFwcSfhJd0uDNDVSFRuAs-bw

    Many thanks
     
  2. MC6800 macrumors 6502

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    The colorful-waves-in-a-circle is the Siri Voice Assistant icon (in Sierra). You probably want to just turn off Siri in Preferences.
     
  3. mrochester thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sorry I'm talking about the 3 icons that have changed into the blank white sheets with an App Store A in the bottom right. These are all apps that should have their own icons.
     
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Your screenshot is not the right one, it does not show what you are talking about.
     
  5. mrochester thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've just checked and the link above takes me to the right screenshot. It shows my dock with 3 identical icons which are a white sheet with an 'A' in the bottom right corner. The apps with these 3 icons are Safari, System Preferences and 1 Password. I want to know why they aren't showing their proper icons.
     
  6. MC6800 macrumors 6502

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    Ah, missed that, sorry. You might check if those apps have something in common, such as permissions or where they're located.
     
  7. mrochester thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Different icons change at different times to this 'default' icon. They will randomly eventually change back.
     
  8. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Here is what I see when I click on your link :
     

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  9. neeklamy macrumors newbie

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    It’s always worth checking out the Apple Support Communities and Ask Different, this looks like it might be the same problem you’re experiencing:
    Over on Ask Different there’s a slightly more involved suggestion, I haven’t tested this one so if you try it, proceed with caution:
     

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