"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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Downloads Folder Icon Garbage in Fresh Install

I am working on a friend's laptop that has been having some pretty serious problems, to the point that I'm starting to wonder if it might have faulty hardware (extensive hardware test said it was ok, ...
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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 ...
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App Store sometimes can't install, iCloud icon instead of INSTALL icon

App Store sometimes can't install apps, iCloud icon appearing instead of INSTALL icon, as in the attached screenshot. Please tell me how to make the INSTALL icon appear again for these apps, ...
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How to bump up text size & other graphical elements system wide

On Mavericks, my monitor resolution is set to 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz (1080p) on SMS24A350H. Everything looks great. But I noticed small icons in Finder window with small text. That I adjusted with Finder ...
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Menu bar icons smaller than they should be

I've tried replacing the stock menubar icons in both Meteorologist and Butler with icons of the same size as the ones they were to be replacing and in both instances the replacement icons appeared ...
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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 ...
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How Do I Change The Colour Of The Apple Icon In The Menu Bar

The apple icon in the menu bar is a black gradient (everything on this MacBook Pro seems to be a shade of grey!). How can I change the icon to use the classic fruit colours instead?
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Folders with Icons on iOS

Recently, I organized all of the apps on my iPad, and came to a realization: it would be great if I could make the folders have their own icons. What I mean is this (right), as supposed to this ...
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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to change the speaker icon (colour) based on output source?

I have multiple output devices connected to my MacBook Pro (internal speakers, Airplay device) Is there a plugin / hack to change the (colour) of the speaker icon in the menubar based on which output ...
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Remove Eject Icon from Menu bar

How do I get rid of this icon? I'm not even sure what it's for. It's possible that it's for remote CD Drive, but I don't remember how I got it up there in the first place. Details: iMac 27 inch ...
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Automatically move iOS app icons to fill empty slots on previous page?

On my non-jailbroken iPad running iOS 7.1.2 I'm deleting a number of apps that I've downloaded to try but don't want to keep. As I delete them app icons on the page move up to fill the empty spots. Is ...
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How could I set apple icon image (xxx.icns) to file or folder?

There is already a related question talking about setting a png image to file or foler as icon ( How can I change a file or folder icon using the Terminal), but what if my image is an icns? I know ...
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Is it possible to change Dock icons on a per-user basis?

Can you make the Dock icon for an app appear different? Obviously you could copy the whole app or symlink parts of it, but I don't want to have to create a symlink for every single file in the ...
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How do I delete/remove a home screen web link?

I recently created two web links using Safari's "Add to Home Screen" and now it seems to be impossible to remove them. The following has been attempted (from ...
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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...