Desktop Icon Problems...

When I first boot / start my MBA the icons on my desktop appear as they should [i.e. the icons look like the app’s icons be it Excel, Word, etc.] but immediately after start up the icons look flat / white [i.e. they loose the Excel, Word, etc. look].

While I was discussing this problem at MacRumors [see for more details] one forum member posted the following script:

set flushLaunchSvcDB to "/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user"
do shell script flushLaunchSvcDB
do shell script "killall Finder"

With my knowledge being somewhat limited re: system services and shells scripts I was hoping that I could get some guidance from this forum as to i) whether this script will solve my problem and ii) whether I should therefore run the script.



The script rebuilds the launch services database, primarily the assignment which application opens which file type.
Actually it doesn’t affect the live icon versus the generic preview

Is “Show icon preview” checked in the Desktop View Options (⌘J) ?

Thank you…

Yes, it is…

What / where would you recommend I go from here?

run the shell script, it’s harmless, maybe it really helps

StefanK, appreciate the response, ran the script but no help, the problem persists…