App icon keeps disappearing?


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

Any ideas how to fix?



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


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


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.


Version numbers would help add context to your issue


1.28.2 x64


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


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!