I'm running Yosemite 10.10.1 on a MacBook Air (early 2014), and I'm not seeing some icons on menu bar and folder and on browsers too. I have been trying to look for what's wrong on System Preferences, but I can't seem to find the answers! I attached the images to make it more clear. screen shot for my osx 10.10.1

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    Does it happen in another account?
    – ganbustein
    Commented Dec 29, 2014 at 2:35
  • did not check let me check with the guest account!!
    – drexxx
    Commented Dec 29, 2014 at 11:05
  • @ganbustein i did login as a guest and the icons were there, as matter of fact even when i'm logging i do see the icons but as soon as i'm on the account there are gone.
    – drexxx
    Commented Dec 29, 2014 at 11:21
  • It might be worth doing a Safe Boot. It looks like maybe some icon cache is messed up. Safe Boot causes some caches to be re-built. Admittedly, I see nothing about icon caches in the documentation for Safe Boot (or anywhere else for that matter), but it might be worth a shot.
    – ganbustein
    Commented Dec 29, 2014 at 22:12
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    @ganbustein thanks a lot irun safe mode and after restart the icons showed up. thanks foor the tip.
    – drexxx
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 7:23

1 Answer 1


To boot up in safe mode you can hold down the shift key when restarting.

I would go to the Finder and open any window and right click or control click in the gray part of title bar. See what your settings are set to.

screen shot of icon and text option

There is also a new update to the system 10.10.2 that was just released. Maybe this will fix it, along with a bunch of other problems we have all been having with Yosemite. (I hope! :).

As far as the menu icons, I know that some of the system settings as in airplay there is a button that says "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available" and there are more I am sure.

Good luck my friend.

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