"Icon" is a term for a small graphical image used to identify an application or a function within the application. Icons often can be clicked upon by the mouse to launch an application or invoke a command.

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How do I hide the “open window icons” in the dock in OSX 10.10?

I recently got my very first MacBook Pro. It has OSX 10.10 Yosemite on it. After some time, though, I noticed that there are many icons accumulating in my dock that just represent open windows. Note ...
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File's image well displays PNG icon not actual PNG

I would like to replace the standard icon for an Automator application that I created with a PNG. Unfortunately, the resulting icon is the generic PNG icon, not the actual PNG image. Steps: ...
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Finder “Show Icon Preview” for certain filetypes?

In OSX (Yosemite) I've figured out how to switch between showing a file as an icon or as a preview in Finder. I can go to Finder > View > Show View Options and then toggle the Show icon preview ...
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Why isn't iCloud drive icon visible in finder

This is more of an aesthetic question rather than a functional one, but after upgrading to OSX Yosemite I don't have the iCloud drive or history icon in finder, it just gives me the default. In ...
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Change file icon OS X

I tried following Apple's instruction to change a file icon but it didn't work they way I expected... Details: File type: "web internet location" or Inbox.webloc So This it what I've tried so far: ...
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Dock Icons will not move in Yosemite

I am able to rearrange the dock icons for a period of time after each restart, though I have not been able to determine the length of time. Then I am not able to rearrange the dock icons again. I ...
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Custom Icons Not Selecting for Copy/Paste & Parental Controls Not Working at All

I just got a Mac Pro (Late 2013), 3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5, Running 10.10.1 (14B25). All seems well and good but I have 2 issues: I can't select an icon from the cmd-I icon preview and therefore ...
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Modify plist.info so program uses different icon based on command line arguments

I have an application, Firefox, I launch it with different command line arguments: -P "dev profile" -no-remote -P "ext testing" -no-remote -P "Main" -no-remote I would like to tell the plist.info ...
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How to display icons in finder in newest to oldest order in a grid?

Is there a way to make the finder show icons in newest to oldest order in a grid? As it is when I pick "View->As Icons" and then "View->Arrange By->Date Modified" the finder displays them in long ...
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All my Folder and Application icons disappeared in Finder

I've been using Yosemite happily since it was released, but yesterday all my icons disappeared. See the attached screenshots. My dock only shows the icon for the Finder, and within Finder itself none ...
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Changing app icon in order to change mini window icon

I have an app bundle on my desktop. I change its icon by changing the icon in its /Contents/Resources/ folder. This updates finder. However I am trying to update the dock. I have figured I can ...
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Can't rearrange Dock icons

On OS X Yosemite, I can't rearrange my dock icons. I click one, and drag, but it just stays in place and stops highlighting. Here's a demonstration This has been so ever since I upgraded to ...
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Icons not showing properly in Yosemite's Safari favourites bar

In this picture you can see that Safari recognises the correct icon for the bookmarks: However when I look at them as part of the drop down menu in the address bar a lot of the icons are missing: ...
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Icon only view option for iOS

How do I set a view option so that my iOS apps appear in the main menu with only their icon, no name?
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How can I remove the eject button from my menubar when cmd-drag won't work?

I have an eject icon in my menubar that I cannot remove by command-dragging it out of the bar. Is there a command I can run in Terminal?
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MAC: Icons only work on symbolic links when locked and are not updatable - need method for unlocking for non-privileged user

My client has a product based on Excel Spreadsheets which require periodic downloads. The product has been working well on PCs for several years, but there has been a lot of requests to have the ...
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Symbolic links to icns files are ignored?

When Foo.app/Contents/Resources/Foo.icns is a (valid) symbolic link, it is ignored: Foo is shown with the generic icon - not the one shown by open Foo.app/Contents/Resources/Foo.icns. When I replace ...
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How can I change the title of a Safari shortcut or app on iOS?

I would like to be able to change the title of a shortcut (especially web shortcuts set as icons). Is this possible? For example, I have a Safari shortcut for Facebook. As an icon, it's labeled ...
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How to set a custom icon inside a signed Apple Script application?

I'm using Apple Script to distribute a signed applet, and would like to use a custom icon. However, as soon as I export it from Script Editor, the bundle loses the custom applet.icns file I put in it. ...
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Transparent icons for OS X in Xcode 6.1

does somebody knows how to create transparent icons for OS X in Xcode 6.1? I have made transparent PNG files, but once I put them into Xcode as part of the iconset all icons get a white background. ...
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How to set HTML-files icon to default?

I have a problem with icons in files. Particularly it's only HTML files. I uninstalled Coda 2 app (deleting all relevant info, also clear my cash) and continue to use Sublime Text 3. But I have this ...
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In Yosemite what does the indicator that looks like a scroll bar mean at the bottom of the desktop?

I've noticed that at the bottom of my desktop Yosemite has started displaying a strange sort of indicator - it looks like a horizontal scroll bar, it's a thin grey rectangle with rounded ends. If I ...
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How to attach pictures in “View As Icon” mode in Mail

When attaching a picture file to an email in Mail, I would like the presentation to default to "View as Icon" but it defaults to including the open picture embedded in the email. How do I change the ...
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What Icon Display Resolutions and Pixel Densities Should I Use?

I am designing an icon for use with an Xcode template and need to know what display-resolution and pixel-density settings I need to use for each of the PNG files I'm exporting from GIMP into my ...
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Missing icons in Safari Favorites tab (OS X Yosemite)

Some of the bookmarks in my Favorites screen are consistently defaulting to an ugly gray icon even though they do have icons elsewhere. I don't know what to do about this. For example, here's what my ...
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Is there a way to force the system to immediately reflect a replaced icns resource of an app?

I have programmatically replaced an app's icon with the icon from another app (see code below). Now I want the change to propagate (visually) right away™ … But the former app still keeps showing the ...
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Icon-Creation Software? [duplicate]

What software is commonly used by developers to create '.icns' files for display by OS X applications? Can such software be used to derive new icons from existing ones?
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Font Used in OS X 'Yosemite' Version of Terminal's Icon?

What font is used for the prompt ('>_') in Terminal's icon in OS X 10.10.x 'Yosemite?'
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How To Add Per-Webpage, Not Per-Website Icons for Favorites View In Yosemite

I am dealing with this mess of icons in OS X Yosemite Safari's Favorites view: Note how nice and easy it is to visually locate the IPython and AWS icons: I would like to have similar icons ...
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Why do my custom alias icons keep changing back to default icons?

I have created alias shortcuts for several applications on my Macbook pro Desktop and added custom icons. My problem is that every now and then when I shut off my computer or put it to sleep, the ...
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What is the meaning behind the Mac OS X Console application Icon?

I tried searching on web but could not find any substantial answer about the meaning behind this icon.
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Icon problem on iPad Air

A friend has the iPad Air with iOS 8.1. She has used Safari to add a bunch of Youtube videos to her home screen. That way she can touch an icon on her home screen and it will immediate load the ...
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OSX - Only show apps with open windows in the dock?

I like to keep my dock tidy with almost only the applications I'm currently using shown. As such, I tend to completely quit out of apps so that they don't clutter my dock. However, there are apps ...
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Changing sublime text 3 icon in dock on Yosemite

I tried to change the Sublime Text 3 icon on the dock changing the Sublime Text.icns file in path /Applications/Sublime\ Now in the dock appears the default app icon (the one for apps that doesn't ...
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1x icons appearing on retina MacBook Pro

I updated my retina MacBook Pro to OS X Yosemite and noticed that a number of the icons in preference windows are appearing at 1x, which looks terrible. The weird thing is that it seems to be the same ...
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My volume icon disappeared after I updated to Yosemite.

My volume icon disappeared after I updated to OS X Yosemite 10.10. I still have sound. resetting the PRAM didn't work. I have refurbished 2012 Macbook Air
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Symbolic link icons don't update

When a symlink is created, it gets the icon of the target folder (with the addition of a black arrow in the lower left corner). The issue I am having is that the symlink icon does not update when the ...
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How do I make sure that the Yosemite icon for the Time Machine Disk on my desktop shows the updated version and not the Mavericks version?

As you can see in the images the icon for the external drive Quetzalcoatl has update to the Yosemite version, however the Time Machine disk hasn't. Is it possible to force the use of the new icon?
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Restore deleted sidebar icons after moving user folder to another drive

I moved my user directory to another hard drive, as I am using an HDD (for Data) beside my SSD (for system). After that, all the sidebar icons in Finder got lost and now that are just folder icons. I ...
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Dock icon not refreshing when icns file is changed on Yosemite

I'm experiencing an issue where the Dock won't reload an icon I changed for one of my applications. I changed the icon by replacing the .icns file within the application package. The version I ...
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The icons do not update in the Finder or Get Info Tab

I recently changed my text editor default from 'Text Wrangler' to 'Sublime Text' but even then all the default icons for the files types such as .js and .php still show TextWrangler default icon. When ...
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Setting a different picture for each Messages account

I have recently retired Adium in favor of Apple's own Messages app, because it makes my life easier in some ways (especially ever since getting an iPhone). However, there is one feature that Adium had ...
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How to extract keyboard layout icon

I need to get those flag icons: Question is How do I do it? As far I've tried : searching the web for them (duh..), extracting them from Ukelele package (only non-retina ones are there), ...
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Icon export @x ratio from iPhone 5 to 6+?

If I’m designing icons/images in native iPhone 5 resolution, what @x multiple do I need to export them at for iPhone 6+? Just use @2x? That’s too big right? Example: an icon is 44px x 44px. If I ...
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Menu bar icon disappear

A few days ago, when I start my OS X, I see that a few key icons are gone: including the clock, WIFI, battery and various other things. I did the following: Remove the file ...
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What could be the reason why my Icons disppear?

So this has happened to me again, my icons from desktop and the icons on dock and launchpad have been disappeared. I'm guessing that the icon builder daemon has crashed. What should i do to get back ...
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Incorrect icon of Time Capsule in Finder

Have a little perfectionistic problem: quite often in Finder Time Capsule's icon not displayed correctly, when I click on it - becomes normal, what's the problem?
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Safari not showing all Facebook icons

sometimes when i login facebook the profile picture icons just won't load. I tried reseting safari, nothing. When i use chrome everything is ok. I googled it and someone said something about deleting ...
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What the hold-over arrows on icons in Finder do?

What exactly do these hold-over arrows in OS X 10.9 do? When I mistakenly press on the right arrow, it just starts flashing/blinking, and the other arrow — the left one — appears to indicate ...
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User folder icons replaced by generic folder icons after 10.9 upgrade

After updating a 10.8 machine to 10.9, the standard user folders--"Documents", "Downloads" and so forth--have lost their special icons and now appear with the generic folder icon. Interestingly, if I ...