"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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strange dock icon

Recently I noticed that a strange dock icon sometimes appears in the dock, somewhere near the Downloads folder. The icon will only appear for about 1 second and then it will disappear, so I am not ...
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Location of Keyboard Icons?

I probably should elaborate. I'm looking for the icons for the keyboards (the flags and the cutout-of-white icons used for Japanese/Chinese/that one used for custom inputs). I did some poking around ...
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Can I change icon for an app and how?

I have XAMPP on my Mac with El Capitan and the icon is strange and I don't like it. It is not the same one as I am used to, on my other computer running WIndows. How can I change it?
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Make Sidebar items in Finder larger without affecting any other application

Background I'd like to make items in the Finder's Sidebar larger like this: Theoretically, you can do it like this: Open System Preferences. Open General. Set Sidebar icon size: to Medium or ...
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Finder shows different files when selecting icon vs. list view [duplicate]

I spent a good deal of time freaking out over how I deleted a file before I realized that finder was just not displaying it in icon view, but it was displaying it in list view. This is weord because ...
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Broken icon in iOS

I have installed the Outlook app in my iPad mini and after some update the icon doesn't display correctly. Right now it looks like this: Is there any way of solving this without waiting for another ...
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Why is there a yellow bar over my Finder icon?

I have a Mac running OS X El Capitan (10.11.3), and I just noticed this today: I haven't installed anything new, and I have no reason to believe that there's a specific application responsible for ...
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Hide “invalid application” icon overlay on OS X?

I'm keeping an old application on my computer that can no longer be run on modern OS X, mostly for nostalgia and also so I can reference some of the in-game assets included within the application ...
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Create .icns ad hoc

I want to create .icns for an app i made, i know how to make icons in png and .ico but i don't know much about it. Which size should i create my icons before to convert them? I don't want my icons ...
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Why is there a generic folder icon for Library in the “Go” menu?

Usually, when in the Go menu in Finder, there are icons for each item, for example However, when I hold the option key and Library shows up, it has a generic folder icon instead of a court-like icon: ...
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Finder/Quicklook Bug (File Icon Previews Not Working)

My Macbook has suddenly stopped generating preview icon of all file types. So all files are now replaced by their respective generic file type icons (see picture attached). Moreover, when I quicklook ...
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How can I automatically change spotify's logo when it updates?

Question Spotify frequently updates, and I keep losing my custom icon. How can I automate changing the icon? Background Spotify frequently updates, which is great. But the logo is a big green ...
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How to change icon of an app through Terminal

I want to customize my app icons, but there's a lot of them, and I don't want to be tedious and go through the whole Get Info process over and over again. Is there any way to write a program, ...
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Enabled DARK menu bar and Dock hides icons

If I enable Dark Dock mode some icons become invisible: Normal Mode - Dark Mode - The icon is still there (there is slight shadow of it on the picture) and I still can click it etc. If the ...
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App made in Applescript Icon wont change

The app's Icon wont change for me I tried copying in contents as "applet.icns" I tried Copy + Paste in get info nothing will work I found a article on the internet about this problem they say that you ...
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Reset icon cache on MacBook

I've been trying to find out how to reset the icon cache on my MacBook, and two methods seem to always be suggested. However, the two approaches differ slightly in the third line. Method 1 sudo find ...
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Change the icon of a single, specific file

I want to change the icon of a single, specific file, eg. not all the docs file, only one .doc file (and this change should even persist). Is this possible? How?
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Icons of m4v files missing after El Capitan update

After El Capitan update (from Yosemite) icons of m4v files (quicktime player icons) are missing. Instead of it they are blank. Blank icon: Must be: Any suggestions how to fix?
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Two different Dock Icons for thunderbird?

It is possible to run thunderbird with two different profiles. In this case one has two identical icons in the icon line, which is inconvenient when switching tasks. I learned that it is possible to ...
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Hard disk default icons

This is just a curiosity: what's the reason I ended up having two different icons for two external hard drives? In my case in the Finder I have: The information panels for these two are: On ...
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Where is the icon used in this dialogue box?

Where on my disk can I find the icon used in this dialogue box in OS X? It may be Security.icns in OS X 10.7.3 I cannot find it in: /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes/Contents/Resources ...
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OSX App's Icon stuck on my screen

I just tried to open Spotify's app through the OSX LaunchPad, and when I clicked on the icon, it is stuck on my screen. I've attached some screenshots to show you. I don't know how to get it down. No ...
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Change Folder Icon for Shared Dropbox Folder

I have several shared Dropbox folders. I would like to change the folder icon for each, to be a picture of the people with whom that folder is shared. I know that I can change the icons for regular ...
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Replacing the Finder Icon

I changed my Finder icon to give it a mustache by replacing the Finder icon .png file in /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/ with the .png I made (same name). I cleared the icon ...
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icons not bouncing at all when I open them

I was forced to do a fresh install of El Cap. Now when I click on an app to open it, it will not bounce, not even once to acknowledge that the app is opening. How do I solve that?
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What are the “Overlapping Squares” icon in status menu on login screen?

On El Capitan's login screen the status menu (top right near time) shows an icon of two overlapping squares, one square is to the top left and looks behind the other. It doesn't show once I login. ...
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New icons come up as default file icon in El Capitan

I'm not able to properly set icons, I've tried with *.icns and *.pngs. I'm on a El Capitan, MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Does this seem familiar to anyone? EDIT: I should mention I ...
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How to add app icon for iPad Pro in Xcode

In Xcode 7.1 and 7.1.1 there is no slot for app icon for iPad Pro. I have no idea how to put in an app icon for iPad Pro. How can it be done? Does the App Store make the scaled version of the iPad ...
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How to make Mac's mouse icon to be left hand friendly?

I'm left handed and want to have a mouse icon that pointed to top right corner instead of to left. In Windows I've made my own mouse theme to achieve that. Then how about Mac?
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Time Machine Icon on Desktop showing the yellow icon

My Time Machine in Finder shows the correct icon, however, on my Desktop, it shows the Yellow icon that is used for normal external hard drives. It only changes on the desktop to the time machine icon ...
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How to reorganize Icon view

After I delete and/or add files to a folder, the icon view is screwed up (see screenshot). How do I reorganize it?
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Weird icon (OS X El Capitan)

This icon appeared on my Mac Pro with El Capitan. It cannot be clicked, nor I can see a name. Any ideas what it might be? I have the same applications on my Mac Mini and never seen the icon.
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Can anybody identify wich application is this icon? [duplicate]

Suddenly I've noticed an new icon in my Menu Bar. I have no idea what it is, as it doesn't show anything. Any shots?
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Newly created desktop icon won't appear until deleting different desktop icon

This has recently started happening on my mac (OSX 10.9.5). If I take a screenshot with cmd+shift+4, the "screen shot" icon doesn't appear on my desktop. Similarly, if I create a text-file from the ...
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Changing icon of a mounted disk image

I want to modify the icon of my mounted disk image, the same way as FUSE for OS X. My desktop screenshot, where my disk image is the left one (name is censored): Changing the icon of the dmg is ...
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Show Icon in Safari Pinned Tabs

As you can see above, some of my pinned tabs show official icons (circled in yellow), while others are pinned with the first letters of the respective website titles (circled in red). My personal ...
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What is the black triangle icon in the upper right corner of the apple monitor

What is the black triangle icon in the upper right hand corner of the monitor mean
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How to find source of unusual icon icon in OSX El Capitan script menus

How can I find the source of the unusual icons in the script menus of OSX El Capitan 10.11.1 (and also in Public Beta 10.11.1)? See this screenshot and this clip. These seems to come from my Android ...
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Assigning icons system-wide based on filename without extension

I'd like Finder to display a particular icon for files based purely on its filename, not its extension. For instance, for a web project I have a Makefile sitting amidst PHP files, which all display ...
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Change HD icon displayed while asking for password (encrypted partition)

I set up an encrypted partition on my MBPr (running El Capitan), when the computer boots, I have a login menu where I am asked to enter my password to decrypt my volume (and then I am asked my user ...
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Maximum number of apps icons & pages in folders & total pages on iPhone from iOS 7 thru till 9.0.2?

Maximum number of apps icons & pages in folders & total pages on iPhone from iOS 7 thru till 9.0.2? Maximum number of: Total Pages on Springboard outside folders Total App icons allowed ...
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Icons Do Not Update After Changing “Open with” Default

I recently switched from using BaKoMa Tex to Texpad for working with .tex files. After switching the "Open with" default application for all .tex files (which is working fine), I've noticed that the ...
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Hard drive always visible on desktop

I have one HD named Macintosh HD. I can’t tell when it happened, but since a few days my HD shows up on my desktop. I tried to disable it in the Finder settings, but it already is. If I enable it I ...
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MacOS El Capitan icon change

I having a big question with some icons i change. I managed to move into rootless by restarting and CMD + R to boot into Recovery, then utilities and terminal. On terminal i wrote csrutil disable ...
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Permission needed to change icons of native Apple apps

Okay so here's my problem. I want to change the icons of the Dashboard, Launcher, Quicktime, Notes, Mail etc. But when I paste my icon to the top left mini icon in the preview window (on the Get Info ...
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How can I replace the Mac Mail icon in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan?

I'm going to give Mac Mail another try. But I can't stand the stamp icon. I'd like to replace it with the iOS icon. I have the .icns file but the old "get info" trick where you just paste the icon ...
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Is it possible to change the name of of Icon$'\r'"?

When a folder gets custom icon in Finder, a file named Icon$'\r' is created. If I delete it or rename it, the folder will lose its icon in Finder. Is it possible to let the system recognise other ...
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Some of the removed dock icons restore on restart

I am using Yosemite(10.10.5), and I have removed the default dock icons, but when I restart my MacBook Pro, Maps, Photos, iBooks and Downloads icons are restored on the dock. Other icons which I have ...
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Blank dock, command+tab menu icon for application - RubyMine 7.0

I'm having a problem with the application icon for Jetbrains' RubyMine 7.0 not showing up in the dock. This used to work just fine before I cloned/renamed the user accounts on my Mac, running ...
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Can you customize dock icons and labels?

I have several virtual machines shortcutted on my dock. By default these are all named "VirtualBoxVM" and have the same icon, it's difficult for me to tell them apart. I'd like to give them all at ...