It recently started happening that the icons in Google Chrome started freaking out, and randomly look weird:

first screenshot

And they don't always look the same, either:

second screenshot

The appearance of them tends to change if I hover over them, do any tab-related actions, disconnect or connect my external monitor, etc.

The download circle progress bar and icon also exhibit this behavior.

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I assume you are using the dev version of Chrome (19.0.1077.3). If so, this is a bug that was introduced a few days ago. Expect it to be fixed with the new update. Here's the bug report on the official Google blog: Dev Channel Update.

Edit: I just checked for updates manually, and indeed the update was available, solving the rendering issue. To get the update now, got to Chrome settings (chrome://chrome/settings/), and click on the Help tab. The app will check for updates automatically, and ask you to relaunch the browser.

  • Now that you mention it, I am using the dev version of chrome. Glad it will be fixed soon, I've tried deleting my profile, chrome preferences, etc. Green check for you (in 6 minutes) – penguinrob Mar 28 '12 at 21:22
  • Added an edit - it seems to be all fixed already. – user14447 Mar 28 '12 at 21:25
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    Relaunched and it's fixed! – penguinrob Mar 28 '12 at 21:33

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