Windows Application Blurry Icons on MacOS dock

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by MichaelY2, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. MichaelY2

    MichaelY2 Bit Poster


    I recently installed Microsoft Teams on my Windows guest VM and i noticed the dock icon in MacOS is very blurry.

    I've tried reinstalling the application and deleting the package from /user/Application (Parallels)

    Is there a way to clear this up?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Sathiya@Parallels

    Sathiya@Parallels Staff Member

    Hi MichaelY2. Please clarify whether the dock icons in macOS is blurry only when the Microsoft Teams program is running in the Windows virtual machine? Also, please share few screenshots to check for the issue.
  3. tcw

    tcw Bit Poster

    I have the same issue as the OP. I have attached two screenshots, one of the dock and one of the app switcher window. You can see how blurry the Teams icon is.

    In terms of whether it is blurry only when Teams is running in the VM, I'm not sure. With my current settings I only see the icon when it is running.

    Also, I've got some weird behaviour with Teams. If I try and run it from macOS Spotlight (which is the usual way I open Windows apps) it doesn't work. Sometimes I see what looks like a Terminal/DOS screen that disappears after a split second. But there's also a Microsoft Teams [1] app that does work. I'm not sure what this is. I've attached a screenshot of this too.

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  4. Arun@Parallels

    Arun@Parallels Parallels Support

    Hi @tcw , is it happening only with this application or any other application on Windows virtual machine?
  5. tcw

    tcw Bit Poster

    It only seems to happen with Teams. Having said that I don't run a lot of apps on my Windows VM, only the Microsoft Office suite.
  6. StanislavZ

    StanislavZ Parallels Developers

    We have reproduced the issue. It will be resolved in a future update. Sorry for the trouble!
  7. tcw

    tcw Bit Poster

    Oh, great. Thanks for picking this up. Looking forward to the update.

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