OS X :: Icons Missing On Top Of Screen

Oct 23, 2010

all the items/icons on the top right hand corner of my macbook pro are missing i don't know what happend and i now want to switch to my other account and i'm unable to do so because of this incident does any one know how to solve this? i already tried to download butler two times-- i thought maybe i could use that to switch over but butler isn't responding despite having been successfully downloaded.


OS X :: Icons Missing In Finder / Apps And Video Icon Missing

Nov 30, 2010

Over the last few days I've noticed a problem with missing icons. It seems to mainly effect icons in the Trash but I have one or two missing icons for videos and apps within the Finder and on the Desktop. The icon is completely gone - I have to click on the filename to select it. Quicklook works OK (for video).

I can't think of anything I've installed that would have done it except Onyx, but I haven't run that in weeks. I did repair permissions a few days ago but I doubt that could break this. It persists after a reboot. I can't get it to happen on command, it just randomly occurs. Creating a New Folder always works OK.

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OS X :: App Icons Missing After 10.6.6 Update?

Jan 6, 2011

After running today's update, trying out the App Store for the first time, I noticed that the icons for many of my apps have disappeared from the dock. They also don't show up in the Command-Tab floater window. I've tried logging out and rebooting but the problem persists.

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OS X :: Missing Icons In Sidebar?

Oct 22, 2009

Some of my custom icons in the finder sidebar have been replaced by a generic icon (dog-eared white paper icon), sometimes they come back when you click on them.

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OS X :: Lost Or Missing Menu Bar Icons?

Sep 28, 2010

I'm not sure what is going on, but some time ago my Spotlight icon in the menubar disappeared. Now for some reason the Eject icon is on the far right where Spotlight should be. Also the keyboard shortcut is not working. To do a search I have to now go to the finder and hit Command-F. I really miss not having Spotlight

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OS X :: Desktop Icons And Folders Missing?

Jun 16, 2009

yesterday I wasn't able to click on my desktop icon in finder so I thought its just something silly. I turned off the computer and went to work. When I came back, I turned it back on, to realize that all icons are gone except my HDD, TM HDD and Windows HDD. Everything else is gone.

I entered the time machine and all back ups are gone too except today's and yesterday's. On yesterday's back up I do have the desktop folders and icon untouched but not on todays.

I tried permission, PRM reset, Onyx maintenance and cleaning but nothing is working. When I put a file name in the finder to find it it doesn't find it.

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OS X :: Images Missing From File Icons

Aug 13, 2009

I recently installed Transmission (a bit torrent client) to see how good it is. Previous to this I have always used Limewire. I didn't like Transmission so I deleted it, but now all my .torrent files no longer have the torrent/limewire image on them. Now they are just plain white files.

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Safari :: 5.1.7 Dock Icons Missing?

May 16, 2012

After updating my OS X  which brought Safari up to 5.1.7 the saved links I had in my dock are blank. Even though i can click in that area and the pages will load. I can't figure out how to fix this.    Also, when I drag a link from the address bar to the desktop the icon that appears is nothing more than a blank white page.   

Safari 5.1.7, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Missing Icons From Photoshop CS6

May 22, 2012

When saving a file from Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, file icons will not be saved with any format (forget about the alpha channel docs) - png, tif, jpg, psd, etc. I booted from my Lion Installer flash drive, repaired permissions and disk and some icon previews reappeared. Some didn't. No generic icon or anything. My Photoshop prefs are set to save a preview on the icons, as are with the 3 other Mac users who have reported the same problem.

Info:Mac OS X (10.7.4), 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD

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OS X :: Missing Icons On Upper Left Corner?

Feb 28, 2009

I wanted to change the icon for my HD on the desktop but when I did the get info for the image i wanted to use it wouldnt work. The upper left corner simply shows a jpeg logo image on all my photos! so it wont let me change the icon. I don't know why they are missing. I got a new hard drive 2 days ago from the Apple store because they told me it was faulty.

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OS X :: Updated To 10.5.7 - Icons Missing And System Freezes

Jun 2, 2009

I've been experience intermediate issues ranging from not showing icons standard in OSX (such as in my shared devices, HardDrive icons tha tmount on the desktop, etc) this is a unibody 2.4ghz i got in February that came with 10.5.5 and used combo updates on each update...ive done a blank install from scratch with nothing on it and i still experience the missing icon issues that dont happen on other unibody mbps i use ??

((the other macbook pro im connecting to is an identical model 2.4 and the other one is a unibody 17, they display the proper icons under 10.5.7, unlike shown below))

My system gets random freezes even when nothing but the browser, word or small applications, it will beachball for aboud 30seconds to 2minutes even after a clean install and a combo straight to 10.5.7 any ideas on these issues? Am I the only one who is having these missing icon issues...even after a clean isntall with the original OSX Install Discs?

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OS X :: Missing Application Icons - Not Appearing In Folder

Nov 26, 2009

I was reviewing Apple Support's Mac 101, Files and Folders Lesson and I noted that compared to some of their screenshot application items (Finder/MacIntosh HD/Applications), I have an empty space where, I assume, application folders where. I have a blank spot (Sorted by Name) after the Address Book (which I think was the AppleScript folder), a blank sport after the DVD Player (which I think was Expose), and a couple others. Where did my application icons go! I still have the Expose feature if I use the mouse, but I'm curious as to why they no longer appear in the folder. Can I, without much trouble, reload all applications from my Snow Leopard upgrade disk? If so, how? My iMac is an early 2009, 24" w/ 2.66Ghz processor.

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OS X :: Missing Apps And Icons In Snow Leopard?

Jul 2, 2010

This started about a month ago, the icons on my doc started disappearing and appearing rotating between apps. Then it finally stopped on Firefox IMovie Terminal System Preferences and text edit. Then the apps started disappearing Ones I have found missing so far are dictionary and calculator.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: System Preference Icons Missing?

May 9, 2012

Since installing Lion, the icons on my system preferences pane have all changed to the same icon as the system preferences app. i.e just the cogs.how this may have happened and how I can revert back to the standard images please? The selections are all there, but all showing the same cog image.i have seen some previous discussions about removing apple.com/preference panes cache but I dont have it in my Library.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Icons Missing - How To Find Them

May 9, 2012

Since a few days the icons in my finder has disappeared. I'm running OSX 10.7?

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Software :: Unable To See Icons - Fiinder Icon Is Missing

May 17, 2009

New to using mac. My Finder Icon on my Dock just disappear or went missing and was wondering how to get it back there!!!

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OS X :: Dock Icons Missing - System Fonts Changed

Jan 3, 2011

All of a sudden I restarted my computer and the dock didn't show up and the fonts for the clock and battery were different. The widgets also would not show up. Also missing was some of the icons for random programs (applications, illustrator, pictures etc.) I am thinking I might have deleted some of the systems files? In safe mode the dock and widgets work and the fonts are correct however the icons are still missing.

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Applications :: Office 2008 Toolbar Icons Missing

Jan 10, 2011

I am using Microsoft Office for Mac 2008, which has been performing fine for many months. Now all of a sudden the icons are missing on my toolbars. All that it shows in the toolbar window, (both standard and format toolbars), is the text without the icons, with just a blank dark area where the tool icons should be, leaving the toolbar impossible to use in any practical way. No amount of selecting or de-selecting the toolbars via drop down window "view", or changing the option for "text and icons", or "resetting� the toolbars in �customise� will change this situation. The problem has occurred in all of "word", "excel", "PowerPoint" and �Entourage�. I have tried reinstalling office from the original CD, but the problem persists. I have even quarantined the �normal.dotm� file before reinstalling office, but it simply created a new "normal" file with the same result. No icons on the toolbars. I am using OS X leopard. I haven't yet resorted to reinstalling leopard, but what else is there?!? Any clues to what has caused this to suddenly occur?

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OS X :: Download Icon Missing - Folder Icons Are Changed?

Dec 18, 2009

I really need your help with this one. I was changing all of my folder icons and for some strange reason the Downloads icon will not change and now wont even appear. Please see attached screenshot.I have done the following to try and fix this problem:

1. Used LiteIcon and Candybar but both weren't able to fix the problem.

2. I went to /system/Library/coresevices/coretypes.bundle/contents/resources and the correct downloads icon does appear. It just wont appear in the Finder Window.

3. I have rebooted, logged in and even did a system cache clear and still nothing.

4. Tried to change it manually with the Command I and copy and paste with changing permissions. Nothing worked.

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OS X :: Dock / Top Menu And Desktop Icons Missing On Startup

Jun 1, 2010

Sometimes when I restart my machine running 10.5.8 my desktop background appears but my dock, top menu and desktop icons do not appear. If I force a shutdown and restart, everything comes up normally. This doesn't happen every time I restart, but it has started only recently. I've repaired permissions already.

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IMac :: Taskbar Missing Across The Top / Unable To Click Icons In Dock

May 19, 2009

I booted my new 2009 iMac this afternoon and when it came up there was no taskbar across the top. I could not click on the icons on the dock either. the mouse worked and the desktop was there. I have a mouse on my Logitech keyboard and it worked so I know the keyboard did. I had no way to shut down so I held the button down till the machine powered down and it did in a second or so.

I waited about a minute and booted back up again and all came up like normal except the hard drive was running like crazy and the machine was super sluggish.After about a minute the hard drive quit running and all seemed normal.

I shut down like normal and then shut off the surge strip machine is plugged into to have a total power cut. Let sit about 2 minutes powered back on and booted machine and it booted like normal and acts perfectly normal. What caused the anomaly???

Never done it before and machine is about 2 months or old or so. Bought it as soon as new iMac's were released this year. It is the flagship 3.06 iMac. Bone stock. It has all the latest updates. Running 10.5.7

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Spotlight System Preferences Pane Icons Missing?

Mar 8, 2012

I've cleared the preference file and system prefs/spotlight caches with no luck. Repaired permissions.  It seems the Music icon is holding up the others. If I re-arrange them they break only after "Music." This is in the console after opening the preference pane: 

3/8/12 1:18:15.593 PM System Preferences: Missing icon for Music
3/8/12 1:18:15.594 PM System Preferences: Rebuilding icon cache.
3/8/12 1:18:15.773 PM System Preferences: Missing icon for Music 

and earlier, 

3/8/12 12:33:33.922 PM System Preferences: Missing icon for Applications
3/8/12 12:33:33.922 PM System Preferences: Rebuilding icon cache.
3/8/12 12:33:34.111 PM System Preferences: Missing icon for Music 

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Safari :: Preference Icons Missing When Attempted To Download Extension

May 12, 2012

A couple weeks ago, I attempted to download an extension for Safari (unfortunately, I can't remember the name), and there wasn't any indication that it was being downloaded. Upon quitting Safari immediately afterward, when I opened up Safari's preference window, I noticed that some of the preference icons were missing. How to restore these icons?

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OS X :: Unable To Capture Screen / Print Screen Key Missing

Aug 17, 2010

I am using a macbook with lepard installed. I am running boot camp to be able to work on programms such as C++ and I need to get a screen shoot for the class. I have tried all of the Mac things that should work such as apple **** 4 and nothing happens for me. I have no print screen key as I am on a Mac ideas to capture the screen in the Windows side?

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OS X :: Shadows Of Icons On Top Of Screen?

Aug 29, 2009

Does anyone know what this is or may be causing it? i'm running Snow Leopard by the way.

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Mac Pro :: Icons Stuck On Screen And Will Not Go Away?

Feb 5, 2012

I have icons stuck on screen and will not got away, what can i do?

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OS X :: Moving Icons Into Home Screen

Dec 22, 2009

I have been trying for 2 days now,I downloaded some games just as an example to add to the iphone but cant get them to move,it says drag to home screen but still after 2 days cant do it. They should be highlighted but there not.

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OS X :: Disappearing Screen And Missing HD Icon On Desktop?

Mar 24, 2010

I currently have a macbook which I've had since December. A problem has now occurred, my screen keeps randomly disappearing after the first time it done it the mac took 3 or 4 minutes to show the screen again then when it loaded up again there was no icon for the HD folder. Any ideas what is causing this and how to get it fixed? Is it the hard drive? That's what I maybe thought.

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MacBook Pro :: Doubling Up Of Software Icons On The App Screen?

Feb 11, 2012

I have loaded Office for Mac onto my new Macbook Pro, but have got two "Word" icons on my App screen (I have not got two "Powerpoint" or "Excel" icons). How do I remove one without removing both. I have tried dragging one icon to the trash bin but it won't stay there!


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MacBook Air :: Display Screen Is White And There Are No Icons?

Jun 4, 2012

Display screen is white and there are no icons, just pointer.  Tried to restart.  Could the hardware be the issue.  Only 6 months old and already had hardware restored once.

MacBook Air

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MacBook :: Lcd Missing Line / White Boxes In Screen?

Nov 7, 2010

now 8 months old macbook unibody (6,1) has a line missing in the lcd panel. Will apple replace it?

I really think it's a display issue. I've done the usuall supects (pram,reformat,repair premissions and everything).

And sometimes I get white boxes in the screen, but it passes the hardware test.

I've posted an screenshot with the line that's missing painted in red.

Edit: An screenshot of the mystery white box Edit2: Found out what is the problem of the lcd, it's one of that two polarizing filters that has fallen a little. Still not sure if apple will cover it

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Safari :: Why Is Menu Bar And Dock Suddenly Missing From Screen

Apr 5, 2012

Im looking for feed back as to reason why my safari menu bar and dock are suddenly hidden from the screen and how to correct this.  Has this happened to anyone else and were you able to fix it.  I'm a bit confused since it has never done this before and I didn't make any changes in settings. 

iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.7.3), Safari menu bar & dock missing

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Intel Mac :: Unable To Get The Four Icons At The Bottom Of The Screen For Certain Documents?

Mar 5, 2012

I tried the two responses that said to delete some plugins to get Safari to let PDFs go to Finder so they could be downloaded. Didn't work for me. I'm guessing I accidentally changed something in Safari (Security?) that prevents the switchover; I don't get the four icons at the bottom of the screen for certain documents (Including the one inviting a download PDF to Finder), while it works for others. So I have to request paper copies of some forms to be snailmailed to me, rather than emailed.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Desktop Icons Go Beyond Screen Border On IMac

Mar 24, 2012

All of the icons and screens have been blown up which extends beyond the boundary of the monitor. It acts as though the display has been magnified and the Dock and other frames disappear off the screen.How to reset this to normal display?

iMac 27", Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Desktop Icons Not Showing Arranged On Screen

Jun 13, 2012

Recently I've been having a problem with the way my icons are arranged. It's like the screen its moved a little bit up. There's an image to show you how it looks like when it happens (because it happens sometimes, I dunno what I causes). Also, when my mac enter sleeping mode, the login screen its moved a little bit up too.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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PowerPC :: EMac 1.42Ghz - Missing Screen Resolutions In List?

Feb 15, 2010

I just installed "SwitchResX" (stupidly - IMPOSSIBLE to get rid of! ) and now two of the default eMac screen resolutions are missing in:

System Preferences >> Displays:

Please someone, tell me how to rid myself of this crappy software, and also how to get back my default resolutions in SysPrefs - I am losing my mind here!.

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MacBook :: Won't Start Up In Screen Then Goes To OSX Default Desktop With No Toolbars, Icons, Nothing

Feb 3, 2012

Macbook pro starts up slowly . Finally goes to OSX sign in screen After I sign in it goes to OSX default desktop with no toolbars, icons, nothing 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: What Does A Grey Screen With A Flashing Globe Icons Mean

Mar 24, 2012

What does a grey screen with a flashing globe icons mean?

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IMac :: Installed Open Office - Start Screen Icons Stacked

Sep 24, 2009

I got the Agua version and I'm on the newest version of Snow Leopard. I would post a screen shot if I knew how to. But when I open OpenOffice in Applications you get the start screen where you usually get to choose between the different programs. First of all on the text "Welcome to openoffice", the bottom half of "Welcome to" is missing. And then all the icons below are kind of stacked onto each other so you can only access some of them and its impossible to see what the icons does, cause the text for them also run into each other.

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MacBook Pro :: Very Slow In Starting-up - Impossible To Move Any Icons Around Screen - Click - Drag

Feb 4, 2010

We've had a Macbook now for about 18 months - no problems. However, last night it was very slow in starting-up and then we found it impossible to move any icons around the screen (click+drag). We have just five small folders on the desktop.

Although 'hiding' is 'on', the dock has also disappeared completely and settings for the dock cannot be changed under preferences.

The Macbook won't turn off under 'shut-down', we have to shut-down by holding pressing 'on' button.

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