App icon keeps disappearing?


#1

My icon for Atom keeps going to a Mac default file icon.

Any ideas how to fix?

thanks


#2

Do you mean the icon on the Dock? Where do you have Atom installed?


#3

yeah. it’s back now, but judging by the past it will get removed again.


#4

Just had the same problem. The app works fine, but the icon is a default Mac OS like the one that shows up for scripts.


#5

Version numbers would help add context to your issue


#6

1.28.2 x64


#7

Here’s a thought. Did that happen because I cleared all history, etc. while Atom was using my browser at the time? -> Google Chrome.


#8

Just found my answer. I am using HDMI to view on two different devices. One is a huge TV for at home (makes for easy computer work from the bed). The other is a smaller Dell monitor at work. It’s the second one that keeps finding then losing app icon. Solution. I went to MacBook System Preference and changed display optimized for Built-in Retina Display (it was optimized for Dell 2709W). As soon as I changed preferences, the icon reappeared on app!