Getting this weird UI whiteout on all toolbar icons all of a sudden. Any idea how to get rid of this? I have been using this version of OS X for a while with no problems at all.

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Restart into Safe Mode by holding Shift on boot, then log in, then reboot normally. This clears any broken caches.

Also try disabling TotalFinder and other Finder extensions if the problem persists.

  • why didn't i think of that? haha thank you VERY much. Its working fine now. It also fixed another issue too.
    – Dobler
    Commented Feb 18, 2015 at 0:10

You mean this

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Instead of this ?

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It's the new default since Yosemite - translucent menu bar [it shows the desktop behind] & also some app windows, Mail, Safari etc

Disable it with System Prefs > Accessibility > Display > Reduce Transparency.

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    I think the OP means, that He does not have icons on His toolbar buttons. Commented Feb 16, 2015 at 14:04
  • ah, yeah - you might be right
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Feb 16, 2015 at 14:12
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    no, just trying to get the toolbar icons visible again.
    – Dobler
    Commented Feb 16, 2015 at 23:24

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