Building notes, projects, and occasional rants

Question mark dock icons

On my new Mac (more on that later), I’ve noticed that some apps (in my case Slack and Mattermost) would revert to big gray question mark icons when I restarted them.

The key piece of information that set me on the right path was a comment on the Vandyke support forum.

While that solution worked for me, it seemed a bit too geeky. When you copied the app from the DMG or Download folder into Applications, Finder should have taken care of this for you.

My simpler solution: quit the application, drag it out of the Applications folder (to the desktop or another place, not important), and then copy it back to Applications.

This worked for me.