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After recently shutting down and rebooting my mac, my chrome browser is now surrounded by a white box in the app logo.  I'll attach a picture of it for reference.  This is what it looks like in my app bar: 

It also has the same white box if I navigate to the app through finder (in applications).  I tried reinstalling chrome but I still have the issue.
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Glad to know I'm not the only one. It was really bothering me, and it still kinda does to be honest. There was really no point in changing the icon, but whatever.
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Yeah.... like, just why? It looks worse and makes me feel like something is happening with the app, like its still running or updating or something is going on.
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It would be nice if the "powers that be" could deign to inform all the little people when they change things. There's a saying "If it isn't broke, don't fix it" words to live by computer devs. Apologies for the mini rant but I'm tired of having to figure out the current whims of the computer gods..... :D
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What a horrific design choice; the white border does nothing but add an unnecessary distraction by making the icon blend in with other icons, which is the exact opposite of the purpose of having distinct icons for each application. Truly unfortunate. Even Microsoft could have done better.
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