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I'd like to pin a URL to the Dock and have its icon be something meaningful or recognizable.

By default, the icon/shortcut is a generic spring icon.

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How can I create or modify a docked URL shortcut to be the site's favicon or an image I choose?

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1- Move/drag the shortcut to the Desktop first

2- Find an image (on the web, etc.) Open it in Preview, Select All, and Copy.

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3- Open Get Info on your shortcut on the Desktop. Select the current icon at the top left of this window. It will highlight to be blue.

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4- Command-V to paste the image over top of the icon.

5- Close the properties window.

6- Drag the shortcut icon to the Dock

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