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I was tweaking my new Mac (I'm new to OS X) and suddenly I noticed that the icons in lots of my apps changed. I've checked all the things I done (using OnyX) but can't find what I done to make my apps look like this:

The solution is probably on the web somewhere but I can't find it - I only find issues related to icons of apps and folders.

All tweaks were done through OnyX. I ran maintenance scripts, cleaning, and changed some parameters settings (iTunes settings, Login background).

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It would be helpful to know what "tweaks" you made exactly, but it looks like some of the system the image files got corrupted somehow. You might be able to replace them if you can a) find where they're supposed to go and b) find good copies, but you may have to do a re-install to fix this. – robmathers Aug 14 '12 at 23:05
It almost looks like the image files got "sorted" somehow, or deinterlaced. – CajunLuke Aug 14 '12 at 23:23
Can we assume you have checked Onyx's software to ensure you have the latest version for Lion and this isn't a known issue with the builds you are running? – bmike Aug 14 '12 at 23:28
I'm using a fully updated version of OSX Lion and Onyx. I did not find any "known problems" on their website. Would updating to Mountain Lion solve the issue? – krtek Aug 14 '12 at 23:36

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