Questions tagged [icon]

"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 can I make the draggable titlebar file icon always appear at the top of files in Big Sur?

I don't know the nomenclature for this, but there used to be always a little file icon at the top of say, a pdf or jpeg which could be dragged to put the file somewhere else (eg paste it into an email)...
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Default folder icons missing after user account rename

I started using a MacBook Air M1, macOS Big Sur 11.2. When I created the user account I selected a lowercase name for the home directory. Later, I wanted to change that to a first uppercase name. I ...
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unknown icon on Mac menu bar [duplicate]

I found the following unknown icon on the menu bar of my Mac. Has anyone an idea what it means and how it got there ? Nothing happens if I click on it, and I can't move or remove it.
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what does an app do to satisfy the dock bounce?

What does an application have to do that satisfies the dock system so it stops bouncing the app's icon? I am writing an X11 app that runs via XQuartz. I can create an app bundle with an icon for the ...
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How to auto-change all new .webloc files' icons to web page favicon?

I'd love to have all website URL files on the desktop take the favicon of the corresponding web page, rather than the Safari icon. This would mimic the function of adding a page to the home screen of ...
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Is there an SVG version of the Finder icon from macOS Big Sur?

In a project I'm working on, we have icons to represent different platforms. Since we support both macOS and iOS, we don't want to use the Apple logo for either because it's ambiguous between those ...
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Remove custom link added to Home Screen

I recently added a link to my Home Screen for a favorite website & realized too late that I wanted to change the exact location on the site that it pointed to. I can neither edit the URL nor ...
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Is there a way to switch off the delay before icon and dropdown menu are shown next to filename in Preview.app?

In Big Sur, the unified toolbar of Preview.app shows the file name, but not the icon and drop down menu next to it, unless I move the mouse onto it. This always creates a slight delay of about 200-300 ...
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How to set application icon using command line?

I created an application using "Script Editor". I would like to override the default icon using command line vs the usual drag and drop approach. Is that possible? Thanks!
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How to change the Siri icon on macOS Catalina?

Does anybody know how to change the Siri icon on macOS? I am using macOS Catalina. I have changed the default icon in the Launchpad, but the main icon, Siri.icns found in ~/Appications/Siri.app/...
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Use pre-Big Sur icons in macOS apps and keep them persistent across updates

With Big Sur, macOS introduced a new icon design. Unfortunately, more and more apps are switching to that new icon design which I don't want as a user of Mojave, i.e. I would like to keep the old app ...
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Restore Download icon in Finder Sidebar

I'm on macOS Big Sur 11.1, and I wanted to use a different folder for my Safari downloads, so I created another directory and did ln -s ~/Downloads on it (symlinked). Everything works fine except for ...
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Name: Tags: Where: image frozen on my Mac Air desktop

I took a screen shot using Command +5 and apparently tapped "Record Selected Section". That screen shot icon is frozen on my desktop. I have tried opening Terminal and typing: Killall ...
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3/4 Icon in the status bar. What is that?

Can you help me understand what application put icon in the status bar ? it get disappears when Im trying to click on it to get the context menu. Thank you !
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Hide file previews in Dock folders?

When putting a folder in the Dock, clicking the folder shows the folder icons with previews of the content inside. Is there any way to hide them and just show the regular file type icon? I tried ...
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External hard disk drive icons broken on Big Sur

Since I upgraded from Catalina to Big Sur, Finder no longer shows proper disk icons in the sidebar for my external drives. Instead, they all have generic file icons. This applies to a disk I have ...
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Speaker / sound icon doesn't change in menu bar in Big Sur?

This is a very minor thing, but when headphones were connected under Catalina/Mojave, the sound icon on the menu bar would change to let you know they had connected. But under Big Sur, it doesn't ...
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What is this floating icon?

Can anyone tell me what this floating icon is? it appears in front of all windows. It can be moved about, but nothing happens if I right click on it. I'm running Mojave. How to get rid of it? What is ...
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macOS Big Sur - Where is the icon file (.icns) for System Preferences.app?

On macOS Big Sur, I believe this is the location for the Sys Prefs app: /System/Applications/System Preferences.app, but I cannot find a .icns icon file for the app anywhere in this directory. So ...
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Change Filetype Icons of Systemfiles

I want to use this icon (https://i.stack.imgur.com/jBWJ3.png) I made to replace the current icon (https://i.stack.imgur.com/T8gL0.jpg) for all my .png files. The default program for opening .png files ...
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Convert .png image icon to .icns file (MacOS)

What command can I type in my BASH shell to convert a given icon in png format into the icns image format required by Apple .app directories?
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How to resize Favourites icons Safari New Tab

How to resize Favourites icons Safari New Tab About a month ago, Safari received a new update, which brought significant changes to the new tab interface. As such, I've now noticed that the ...
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Why is News.app greyed out in the Finder?

I just noticed today that the icon and name for /Applications/News.app is greyed out in the Finder. The appearance is consistent no matter which view I use (icon/list/column), and it persists after ...
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How to customize iOS app icons?

Since the release of iOS 14, people have been sharing "aesthetic" iOS Home Screens. These screenshots often feature fully custom app icons, designed and selected by the user. How are these ...
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What's this icon in menu bar on Macbook Pro? [duplicate]

Does anyone know what's this icon to the left of battery status in the menu bar? It looks like binoculars. This appears only on lock screen, and disappears as soon as I login (either through TouchID ...
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Icons got smaller in iOS 14, how to return them to normal size?

Throughout all history of iOS, the icons have had certain dimensions. Now, Apple for some reason decided to ruin this and made them smaller a little bit. They ruinded this, just as everything else, ...
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How can I change the icons of Mac System Applications ? like music, books, disk utility

I am trying to change Mac system app icons. I can't just copy and paste the icon in the Info panel in Finder like I would do for an app from the App Store. I have tried to change the user permissions ...
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WiFi icon vanishes when opening an app

For a long time now I've been bothered by a very weird behavior of my iPhone 6s: When I open an app, the WiFi icon vanishes. WiFi is still active, I can browse the web in Safari for example, but the ...
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Change the icon of app with hard-coded icon

Is there any way to change the icon of an app which has hard-coded icons? I'm talking specifically about SoulseekQt, which overrides any icons set by the user with one inside the code of the app. ...
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Is it possible to change/add the icon of an app without submitting a new binary?

I had created a build with a friend's Mac, which I no longer have access to. Now, the last hurdle I have to overcome before my app is released is to create a unique app icon, but I'm not sure if you ...
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Menu Bar Display icon has disappeared from the macOS Menu Bar

The Display icon has disappeared from my Menu Bar and I cannot figure out how to get it back. The ability to add it to the toolbar has disappeared from System Preferences > Displays I found an ...
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What is this “web” icon in iOS battery usage?

Does anyone know what this “web” icon is under battery usage in iOS 13.6 ?
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Instagram sharing icon not display on iphone 11 [duplicate]

In my IOS app there are three icons Of share on - Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and tweet. When I clicked shared the funcality of via Facebook or Pinterest that particular app are showing in my app ...
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What is volumelcon.icns

Can someone tell me what volumelcon.icns is? I'm attempting to remove unnecessary items from File Explorer and don't want to remove something that is required.
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Is it possible to get the app icon of a built-in app on iOS?

I would like to get an iOS app icon from a built in app, like Settings, ideally not including the app icon mask. On macOS you can select the app in Finder, choose Get Info, click the icon, copy it to ...
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How to change file icon for macOS native file type?

First up, there are several other posts here and on StackOverflow and SuperUser about this, but few of the answers are satisfactory, definitive or up-to-date. I want to change the file icon for all ...
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Is there any way to change language input icons on macOS?

Some languages like Spanish and Russian use the country flags for language input, while others like Chinese and Japanese are not. So I would like to change language input icons such that all languages ...
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How to change the message app icon

The phone icon and the message icon are both green. This is poor design. How can I change the icon, or at least the color of the icon?
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Possible to make desktop icons bigger than max?

I have my desktop icons set as big as they'll go... but would like them even bigger if possible! Is there a way to do this?
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My application specialized icons no longer show in Dock. Instead it is showing default icons in the dock

Recently Application-specific icons are not appearing in the dock. Instead it's showing the generic icon for many apps I'm running. The icons for many apps is this. Why are my app-specific icons no ...
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Change Icons of Safari-Tabs

I have a Synology NAS and there I have several services running. E.g. my Unifi Controller, Home Assistant, Plex, ... So all of them have the same IP address, but a different port. Safari though thinks ...
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What do numbers in red circles mean on launcher icons?

What do these numbers mean on Mac? I am on an iMac running Catalina.
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macOS status bar: Change keyboard layout icon

Can I change from this: low resolution language icon to this: simpler icon? I do like the lock-screen version more.
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Volume icon overlay stuck on screen

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3 The volume overlay is stuck on screen and will not disappear. I cannot click it. It persists from reboot to reboot. It overlay the desktop and all applications, always ...
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Finder icon no longer in first position pressing CMD-TAB

It's been quite a while (and probably it started happening under 10.13) that, pressing CMD-TAB to switch among open applications, the Finder icons is no longer shown in first position, as it had ...
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How do I make my Favorites icons fit their squares?

Here's a pic of what I'm talking about. I already know how to change the icons (by going to ~/Library/Safari/Touch Icons Cache/Images/ then replacing them with the same named .png) but some of them ...
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Pages app icon not changing

Changed the icon in "/Applications/Pages.app/Contents/Resources" but Pages still shows the old icon. I don't want to change the icon via Get Info as I want to use this to automate my icon change.
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How to change the size of the icons that appear in the Terminal.app

After updating to MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 the icons that appear in my Terminal.app have become extremely small. As you can see in the picture, there is a big gap between the arrow -> that is ...
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How to delete only the icns content from a file's Resource Fork using the command line?

I want to remove the custom Finder icon from a file using the command line. I know I can use SetFile to disable the custom icon: SetFile -a c /path/to/file # flips the "custom icon" bit to off ...
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Custom folder icon doesn't display for SD card — shows as “generic .png” icon

This is quite perplexing. I created a new folder icon to use with my SD cards. But on one of the SD cards, on one of my computers, it shows only as the "generic .png" icon. Here's where it gets ...

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