Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

For some reason, my Applications folder is using the Address book icon in the Dock. How do I change this back to the correct icon.

I am using Mac 10.7.2 (although the problem has been there since 10.6).

Wrong icon for Applications folder on Mac

share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

The icon is not "wrong" : You just have to select "Folder" in the "Display as" menu, not the "Stack". Do this by right-clicking on the folder and select stack.

enter image description here"

PS : Just right click on the icon in your dock to make this menu popup.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.