"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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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 ...
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Hide Adium (or any other app's) icon in the dock

I find it really annoying how the Adium icon is always at the dock being useless: because to open the contact list, you can just use the status bar item, (the dock icon is just a waste of space ...
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Icons stuck on Desktop

For some reason I drag any of the icons on my Desktop. They are stuck. This is happening not only on my desktop, but also in all my other folders. I've checked "Show View Options" and set the order to ...
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What does a red check mark on the OSX login screen indicate?

I booted up my MacBookPro after the lid was closed on it for several days. Today when I powered it on there is a red check mark next to my name at the login screen. Anyone know what this stands for? ...
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How to forcefully remove status bar icon?

I had this app called Spark for working environment communication. However, the status bar icon of this app is so ugly that I avoid look at it every time when I glimpsing over status bar. The worst ...
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Set a custom dock icon for an application instance via Terminal

I'm frequently opening multiple instances of applications, especially Emacs, since I may be working on different projects on the same time, and I find this the best way to manage this (yes, I know ...
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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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How to add a quick-launch icon in my Dock for a program I've downloaded?

I've downloaded jmeter and put it in my Applications folder. I've made it executable. I can cd to /Applications/apache-jmeter-2.11/bin and can run it in a terminal with $ ./jmeter or by ...
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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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Help finding out what Icon represents [closed]

I'm just looking for some help finding out what the below icon represents? Many thanks
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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. ...
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Mavericks Dock icons have become corrupted. Is there a cache to flush or a database to rebuild?

I'm running OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. Some of my Dock icons for running applications, including the Finder icon, now appear blank and empty, or as a square filled with random noise pixels. I have tried ...
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How can I make the icon of a folder to be a given .icns file?

I have a .icns file. I want to make the icon of folder to be this .icns. How can I make that? EDIT The .icns file that I use does not have the .icns file as its icon. I have tried to copy the ...
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The minimize icon is gray

It happens sometimes that the yellow circle in the top left of the windows, for minimizing, becomes gray for some windows. In particular it is gray for Finder, Safari, Calendar, iTerm2, Xchat Azure, ...
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Desktop icons are disappearing & not behaving

I've just been attempting to shift some stuff across to an external hardrive to make space on the laptop HD and all was going well until I tried copying a large amount of photos into a folder on the ...
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Convert icons from multiple folders to image

I have a folder which contains a lot of subfolders, each of them has a different icon. Is it possible to automatically get all these icons as images (png/jpg) ? Thanks!
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Why is the Apple menu icon in the wrong place on my secondary monitor?

So I'm running Mavericks and absolutely love having menus on each monitor. I have two external monitors working with my 15" Macbook Pro, and one of the two monitors has the top menu kind of messed up. ...
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Changing icon of app using CandyBar failing on OS X 10.4.11 Tiger

So I'm using OS X 10.4.11 Tiger on Power PC (old iBook G4 - gift/joke for Christmas) and I installed and am happily using CandyBar to customize the icons. However, I want to customize the icon for ...
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Change the default Icons OS X 10.4.11 Tiger

So, I really would like to change my icon set on my iBook G4, but I really have no clue how to do it! I have the icons (I believe all are in either .png or .ico), but I have little/no experience on ...
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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 ...
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What do grayed-out app icons mean in iOS 7?

Every couple days on my iPhone 4 running iOS 7, I notice an app icon is slightly grayed-out. Here is an example with the clock app: When I open the app the icon goes back to normal immediately: ...
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Which apps do these menu bar icons belong to?

I've seen a few of these icons before, such as the cursive "L"; however, I can't figure out which applications they belong to.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Button icons lost after updating to Mavericks

Since updating to Mavericks, the buttons on the Apple apps have all lost thier icons: Can anybody advise how I can restore them? Macbook Pro 13-inch, Early 2011 Processor 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 ...
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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 ...
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Change default folder icon on Mac OS 10.9 without CandyBar

The question says it all. Change the default folder icon for any new folder or normal folders on Mac OS X Mavericks without CandyBar. This is assuming I already have my own folder.png and folder.icns ...
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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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Changing application icon in Dock

I've changed the icon of an app I'm using to fit in more with the style of everything else by replacing the .icns file in the Contents/Resources folder. After a restart, the cache cleared an the Dock ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to enable shift+click in icon view in the Finder?

I would like to use the shift+click selection method on windows within the Finder that are using icon view. Unfortunately, whilst it works fine in the other views to block highlight all files between ...
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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 ...
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Dock lost icons

Not quite sure what happened here, but my dock now looks as follows: Any ideas?
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Desktop refreshing icons every 15 seconds or so

I've been on Mavericks since it was open to the general public. But yesterday it started frequently refreshing he desktop icons, over and over again, possibly every 10-15 seconds. It's very strange. ...
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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 ...
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Mavericks install icon

Just back from Apple after they reloaded the entire system off my time machine backup due to "hard drive damaged" message and lock up during Mavericks install. The hard drive was fine, by the way. ...
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How to embed a file as an icon in MS Word 2011

This should be fairly simple and it appears to be a bug in MS Word. I have a MS Word document and I simply want to embed an image in the document, but have it show up as an icon instead of the full ...
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iOS App Icon Stretched

I recently noticed that in iOS 7 my app icon stretches: And here is how it is supposed to be: This is only in iOS 7. What should I do? Should I contact Apple?
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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 ...
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Hiding Inactive Menubar Items

I am curious if there is a way for me to hide certain objects in the menubar when they are "inactive." Some examples: Bluetooth hides when Bluetooth is off Wifi hides when wifi is off Audio/sound ...
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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 ...