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1answer
55 views

Is it possible to hide the name of the desktop icons?

I know it is possible to hide the name by renaming the file/folder to something else. The problem comes with my cloud showing in the desktop. I want it to show and I don't want to change the names of ...
1
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1answer
23 views

Empty space in the place of icons in Finder

I see empty spaces in Finder on OS X 10.9.4, exactly as on the picture. What does it mean? The spaces are in between the other icons, not at the end of the listing.
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0answers
13 views

White frames round thumbnails in finder

Every time I modified an image on my old iMac it would reappear without a white border round it, which was useful as I could instantly see which images I'd worked on and which I hadn't. I don't have ...
0
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0answers
61 views

Where are the minimize, maximise and close buttons stored in Mac OS X?

The question above says everything I think :D. The Icons are probably in the same folder in any version of Mac OS X I hope.
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1answer
1k views

Why does the icon of a PC show a blue screen?

So in Finder, Mac finds a Windows PC in the Network. When I right click on it and click Get Info, I see an icon that shows a computer monitor with a blue screen. By blue screen I mean a crashed PC. ...
0
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0answers
20 views

Tearing away a finder tab onto the Desktop leaves a permanent, mini phantom window

While tearing away a Finder tab, a mini-window image icon gets created briefly under the mouse. However, on my mac, when I tear away a tab from a Finder window onto the Desktop only, this mini-window ...
2
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0answers
22 views

Get 'special' folder icons in sidebar after Music, Pictures moved to 2nd drive

I moved my Pictures and Music folders off my boot drive (now SSD) and onto my second larger drive. Creating shortcuts to these new locations in the sidebar creates standard folder icons rather than ...
3
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1answer
78 views

Icons remains the same after I have changed the default program for opening the file

I have just uninstalled a program from my new mac. The program was making itself default to open all .r files. I installed a new program, and I maked it default for opening .r files, but the old icon ...
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0answers
32 views

iconutil ignores @1x version of 18x18 icon

I'm trying to get iconutil to create an ICNS file with the following input files: But for some reason, iconutil always omits icon_18x18.png. Can I somehow force iconutil to include it?
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0answers
51 views

How to Extract Icon or Image From Folder File (Then automating the process)

I just purchased a new macbookpro (retina - late 2013) & when I transfered my extensive library of icon images and files almost 50% of them were nonvisible as they simply read as "folder" files. ...
0
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1answer
256 views

How can I colorize Finder icons in Mavericks?

I don't like the new "tags". I'd like to be able to colorize some Finder icons. Preview allows me to "adjust the color" of icons, but only between Purple and Green. Is there a simple way to add ...
0
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0answers
48 views

How do I show the icons of Windows executable on OS X?

Instead of the icons all showing up as the same for each .exe in Finder, is there a plugin or something that will let me see what the executable icons actually look like? For example, .app on Finder ...
3
votes
2answers
931 views

Best way to create icons (buttons) in Finder toolbar matching OSX feel?

Is there an existing template/program/guide to create icons for the Finder toolbar that match the look and feel of the standard icons (buttons)? The reason I ask is that I have created shortcuts apps ...
3
votes
1answer
291 views

How do I restore the default folder icon?

I build web sites on a Mac and after the recent upgrade to Mavericks, the icon for all of my web template folders have changed from the standard Mac folder icon to the Parallels icon. I can change it ...
3
votes
2answers
343 views

Yet Another Custom Sidebar Icon Question (System Info.plist Question)

I have perused just about every Google search I could think of and have gotten what I think seems to be close to an answer on how to set custom icons in the sidebar WITHOUT having to resort to ...
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0answers
22 views

is it possible to get finder to automatically create a folder with the same icon as the parent parent folder?

I have a folder with a custom icon, and was wondering if there was any way I could get all folders within it to automatically get the same custom folder icon, that way I don't have to keep changing ...
1
vote
1answer
421 views

wrong icon of Unix symbolic link in Finder

I am now on OS X 10.9, and I am not sure whether this issue also occurs on other versions. So, I have many symlinks in my file system (created by ln -s). Today I modified one of them with ln -f -s ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

How to reset default sidebar favourites icons in Finder?

I broke my Mac Mini, trying set some permissions on some folders for web-development, but somehow ended up removing permissions from everything. I managed to restore permissions, but have had a few ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

Finder generic icons for music/movies on second drive

I have added an SSD to my iMac with OS X Lion and wanted to reorganise files a little: System and home folder on SSD Music, Documents, movies on HDD That's not hard, but when I move the Music ...
0
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1answer
75 views

Drag & Drop from email to desktop not landing at designated spot. Finder opening when dragging to desktop

When I drag an item (i.e. a jpeg) from my email to the desktop, the icon for said item appears all the way to the right of the screen as opposed to where it dropped it on the desktop. This only ...
6
votes
2answers
503 views

How can I change a smart folder's icon without changing the default icon?

I want to add a smart folder for each label in the sidebar (I believe there is no way to directly to add the labels, so I have to resort to smart folder). However, all of them have the gear icon in ...
2
votes
2answers
284 views

Why do I see two icons for the same application?

I have installed TinyGrab on my Mac, and set it to run on login. I now see two icons on the dock; when I close one, the other one closes too. I have two user accounts on the Mac; while I see ...
0
votes
1answer
166 views

How to fix Cover Flow size behaviour?

The resizing behaviour of Finder Cover Flow kinds of annoy me... The size of the icons in the Cover Flow area is HUGE, while the list stays small at the bottom. Moving the slider to make the Cover ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Restoring finder icon

I have moved certain sections (downloads, music, pictures) of my user directory from my SSD to my HDD via symlinks. I have successfully changed over the image of the folder which can be seen in the ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Symlink User Folders - Can I keep original Sidebar Icons? [duplicate]

I have my user folders (Music, Movies and Pictures) stored on an external drive, so I used terminal to delete the existing user folders on the boot drive then created symlinks to these folders and ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

Automatic reflow of icons in Finder while resizing window?

Is there any way to enable automatic reflow of icons in Finder while resizing the window? One constantly has to to resort via "clean up by ..." after resize. I've yet to find a piece of software ...
3
votes
3answers
410 views

Can I customize the volume image of an individual USB drive?

When I plug in my USB key, I see this icon on my desktop: I want to customize this, so that the image on the desktop and in Finder will look like the physical USB key. I was able to find an ...
0
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1answer
301 views

Finder folder icons look like document and image files

I've got an annoying issue for a couple of weeks now. My folder icons got corrupted from time to time: Left side is the view I get when I'm switching between views, but when I open finder or ...
15
votes
3answers
11k views

How come Dropbox gets an icon in Finder sidebar?

How come Dropbox gets a non-generic icon in Finder's sidebar, when other directories like Google Drive and Sites (native in OS X before Lion) all have the same generic one? How can I customise the ...
0
votes
1answer
164 views

How to set multiple folder icons in finder (for symbol- and list-view)?

I'm using OS X 10.8.2. By default the system folder icons differ in symbol- and list-view in the finder. If I use the list view a small icon (16x16px) is displayed. In symbol view finder switches to a ...
2
votes
1answer
889 views

How to disable thumbnails icon preview only for video files in Finder?

I hate my finder opening slow because of loading all those icons for video files. While I still want thumbnails for PDFs, documents, music, I don't want previews for video files because they're ...
0
votes
1answer
267 views

Change American keyboard icon in menu bar to black and white

How can I change the American keyboard icon my menu bar from a colored icon to black and white?
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2answers
1k views

How can I standardize icon size in Finder and across OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard?

I running OS X 10.6.8 on a Mid-2009 MacBook Pro. I would like to standardize the size of icons seen in Finder (I use Icon View). Currently, every folder has its own icon size, which makes it less ...
2
votes
0answers
238 views

Finder.app previews of aliases and symbolic links

I have a folder with Finder aliases and symbolic links (i.e. created using ln -s original.pdf link.pdf). How can I make sure Finder displays previews for these instead of the standard icon? This ...
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votes
1answer
130 views

Can I customize the icon Finder uses for PDF/Preview files?

How can I disable the "dog ears" my PDF previews have in Finder? This is most easily seen in windows with icon view. (Command ⌘-1 is the shortcut). Is it possible to customize this icon so it is ...
2
votes
2answers
758 views

How to change size of ALL icons/folders in Finder?

I only know about this: defaults write com.apple.finder DesktopViewOptions -dict IconSize -integer 188x188px.; killall Finder’ But it’s only for the Desktop…
5
votes
1answer
162 views

Removing coloured icons in Finder

There have been a number of questions for removing the muted sidebar icons and replacing them with the older coloured versions. It's well documented that the coloured versions still happily exist and ...
1
vote
2answers
435 views

Can the Finder be tricked into assigning symlinks and aliases different icons?

It seems to me that the Finder does not (on the surface) distinguish between aliases and symbolic links. (In particular, in the Get Info window for a symlink the Finder claims the symlink is an ...
3
votes
2answers
144 views

Apply display settings for a folder recursively

Question When I change the display settings in Finder, it is only applied for the current folder that I'm in. I want to apply a display settings for all (sub-)folders in ~/Pictures. Since it's ...
0
votes
1answer
258 views

Is there a way to change the icon color in the Finder navigation bar?

I've been a happy mac user for a couple of years, because I'm visually impaired, and very glad that Apple built in very good accessibility tools into all their operating systems. But after installing ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Changing Folder's Icon

I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I tried changing a folder's icon using this well known method. I used a png image as my target icon. The icon does get changed, but not to the picture itself, ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

How to customize Finder sidebar icons [duplicate]

I'm using Dropbox and replacing some of the standard user folders like Documents and Pictures with symlinks to locations in my Dropbox. I can easily set the icons of these symlinks to match the icons ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

Is there a way to lock a folder's icon without making its contents Read Only?

I have a network share that is used by a large group of kids. They love changing the icon of this folder, which causes a lot of debate. I know that there is a hidden file that specifies the icon; can ...