"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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Can't move around icons in Preview

I recently upgraded to Yosemite. When I am looking at my thumbnails (icons) in a Preview folder, I can't seem to move around the images. It just wants to keep them in name order. I obviously tried all ...
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Change Mac OS X Sidebar Icons

I have been unsuccessfully trying to change the Mac sidebar icons without the use of 3rd party software. As pointed out here, Change Mac OS X Finder sidebar icons, it would seem that editing the file ...
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Set Bash Variable as Icon in osascript -e Display Dialog with icon

I have a bash script that utilizes some osascript -e code for a dialog. I want to use a custom icon in that dialog. However, I don't understand how to code it so it's completely portable so as to make ...
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Is it possible to set up custom icons for UTI on runtime on OSX? [closed]

I have an app that creates files with custom extension name. There are a lot of file for which I have to set custom icon. UTI - Uniform Type Identifier. I know about NSWorkspace setIconForItem (or ...
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Finder stacked icons in icon view causes finder to crash

I have 2,260 photos in my Dropbox Camera Uploads folder. Somehow they all got stacked on top of each other. When the camera upload is complete, it launches the camera uploads folder in finder in this ...
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How do I restore icons in Finder?

So yesterday I tried opening one of my apps an the Dock just froze completely. I tried every tip I could find online like Command+Option+Escape and killall -KILL Dock, but nothing fixed it. I was ...
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Why can't I see thumbnails in the finder?

Most of the instructions I've found online (this, for example) say all I have to do is select "show icon preview" in the finder view settings. But that doesn't seem to be working. What's the problem ...
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OS X Dock is showing invalid icon for Calender app

I've noticed an issue. Are you facing the same? How to resolve it? I tried removing the icon & added back but issue remains. It is showing two 15 as a part of Calender itself. Is there something ...
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OSX 10.10.3 Update - App Store icon image missing

After installing the 10.10.3 update I noticed my App Store no longer has an icon image, it's just a blank space now in the Applications folder and dock. This persists after a reboot and I'd like my ...
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Some Finder Icons Missing?

In the Finder Windows my iCloud Drive and Downloads icons are missing from my sidebar. I use CleanMyMac 2 could that have deleted the icons by mistake? I have rebooted the icons are still gone. ...
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Why are .docx files shown as blank paper instead of blue Word icon?

I want to know if I can change this behaviour. .doc files are shown in the usual Word icon, as well as .dot and .dotx files. .dot files. Only the .docx files are shown as blank paper. I have attached ...
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Official iOS 8 icon set?

I would like to update my iOS app to iOS 8 and therefore I'm looking for iOS 8 icons. I know there are a unofficial ones available but is there an official iOS 8 icon set that developers could use in ...
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Custom desktop icons not updating on paste (Yosemite 10.10.2)

I've had custom desktop icons for the longest time and it has worked beautifully until I updated to Yosemite. Now, changing desktop icons works intermittently at best, if not at all. When I paste a ...
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How to remove icon from Launchpad forcefully

I updated GIMP from MacUpdates since then I got two Gimp icons in Launchpad. I also deleted the Gimp.app from finder but now i get this question mark on the gimp icon in Launchpad. How to completely ...
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Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive icons doesn't change

I tried to change GoogleDrive, Dropbox, OneDrive folders in finder but get sync to their original state after sometime. This happens after 2-6 days. I have changed other folder too but in case of ...
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What is this grey bar underneath the home icon row?

I'm getting this 'grey bar' in my home icon row: It is the same colour as the 'grey dot' underneath some of the applications in the home icon row that are active. My question is: What is this ...
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Hide icons name desktop Mac [duplicate]

I know that there is one question related to the same topic, but maybe I become other options today ;)...I find a little redundant the name of the icons in desktop in Mac. If i press the "Space" key, ...
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TextMate 2 changed files' icon?

Several days ago, I installed the text editor TextMate 2. I notice that the icons of my .h and .m files which were created in Xcode have been changed to the new one. Like the screenshot below which ...
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Make alias take icon of the .app it points to

I have a blah.app, and on desktop there is an alias to this app I went to blah.app/Contents/Resources and replace the icon with my icon, same name I went to blah.app/ and created a new folder next to ...
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Mysterious OS X File Extension (bug?)

I know that OS X uses the Launch Services.framework to manage the file-extensions. But the icons which belong to the file-extension are part of the Info.plist in the package contents of the ...
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What does the blue point before app name in lauchpad mean?

As the arrows point, the little blue points before Evernote and MS OneNote.
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Copied application showing “prohibited” instead of app icon in Finder

I copied "Dead Island" to HDD from DMG file and it showed a "prohibited" icon instead of the game icon (2nd row, icon in the middle). I had to kill/restart Finder to solve it, but would like to know ...
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Bootswatch symbol in Chrome tab

A strange thing happen to my chrome web browser, and I don't know why, I hope you can help me. In my chrome tabs the bootswatch symbol appears in the tab icon even when I'm not in the bootswatch ...
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Safari download bar rar file icon show as VLC icon,which associate to The Unarchiver should shows its icon

Safari download bar rar shows file icon as VLC icon, but .rar is associated with associate to The Unarchiver and should show its icon
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How Apple.com set Apple Touch Icon?

Apple Touch Icon is a icon used in Safari 8 favourite new page on OS X,or web clip in Home screen on iOS. ...
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Dock Icon Show Desktop

Is it possible to create a dock icon that shows the desktop? Ideally I'm looking for 10.5.6 support and up.
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Why does the SMS bubble only appear next to some numbers but not others?

This is part of a screenshot showing how my father sees my contact page on iOS 8 on his iPhone: The four contact details are, in this order: Phone number (Android device) Phone number (iPhone) ...
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How to restore correct file icons when rebuilding launchservices database doesn't help?

On my Yosemite machine, PDF files are stuck displaying the Skim icon, despite the fact that I set Adobe Acrobat XI as my default PDF reader, deleted Skim and have rebuilt the LaunchServices database ...
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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 ...