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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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 Recently Safari received a new update, which brought significant changes to the new tab interface. As such, I've now noticed that the Favourites icons ...
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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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Can you force macOS Safari to always use custom Bookmark images in 'Touch Icons Cache/Images' and NOT update the cache?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I understand, a website can have a favicon and also a 'touch icon.' <head> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" /> <link rel="apple-...
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Icons in Safari favorites (aka favicons) to display correctly

I have a little problem with my customized icons in the Favorites section. I changed .png pictures in ~/Library/Safari/Touch Icons Cache/Images and when I launched Safari all icons are showing well. ...
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How do I add a custom app icon for AppleScript app?

I have my own AppleScript app. How would I add a custom App icon to it? EDIT: The only solution that has worked for me is pasting the image into the existing icon in Finder.
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Get back an icon from the “icon?” file

I have a external HD with several folders and every folder have a specific icon. I tried to clean it up with CleanMyDrive2, and now my folders are all back with the usual blue folder icon. Inside of ...
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Unusual “Size” value displayed in Finder; meaning of arrows in Size column

While investigating an issue of iCloud failing to sync on my iMac I noticed a couple of unusual things in Finder. In the "Size" column some values were preceded by an upward-pointing or downward-...
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Application icon keeps reverting to generic/default icon

I changed the icon of my Google Chrome application by going to the application -> get info -> clicking on the small icon in the top left of the window it opens -> pasting the new icon. It works, the ...
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How to set folder icons of multiple folders automatically?

Setting up folder icons in macOS is a tedious process. which is "okay-ish" for small amount of folders but not feasible for large directories. is their a script or an app that can do this ...
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What is the proper way to change Macintosh HD icon used on Mac Startup Manager with FileVault2 enabled?

I have macOS Catalina 10.15.3 (FileVault2 is enabled) installed with Windows 10 in dual-boot and I was able to sucessfully change the Windows icon, but I can't figure out how to modify the icon for my ...
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How can I tell what is triggering Bluetooth in use icon on my menubar

I have enabled the Bluetooth menu bar item in System Preferences. Now, whenever a device is trying to talk to my Mac (or vice versa, I suppose) I will see the Bluetooth icon with 3-dots through it. ...
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After upgrading to Catalina `csrutil disable` doesn't seem to work anymore [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Catalina and now the csrutil disable command no longer lets me edit locked folders. I mostly just want to customize the icons for native apps like Finder and Launchpad. I typed in ...
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Mac how to remove instance icon from array

When I close an app, sometimes it's icon still shows up when I press ⌘ + ⇥. On my Mac that command brings up an array of icons whose instances are still running. It's quite annoying. How do I remove ...
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Where are the MacOS startup boot icons located?

Where is the exact location of certain icons like the internal storage drive icon you often see in the startup boot manager and other boot icons like it located on MacOS? MacOS Catalina 10.15.2
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Finder icons without thumbnail preview and a cross?

Today I imported (MacOS Catalina, 10.15.3) some RAW and JPG images from my Canon EOS R camera using ImageCapture. They are 3 CR3 bracketed (AEB) images and the JPG HDR created by the camera. Strangely,...
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How to change .webloc file icon?

Chrome is my default web browser. Sometimes, I drag URLs from the Chrome address bar to the desktop. When I do this, they always take the Safari "webloc" icon. How can I pick another icon, like ...
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Remove or resize icon-preview in column view in Finder [duplicate]

When working I often have a small Finder window in the corner of my screen, in column view. The preview of the icon is so large that it forces the file properties info (ie. file size, creation dates ...
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How to remove Skype menu bar icon from macOS?

I want to remove the Skype status icons from the menu bar of my MacBook, when the app is running. I see that Microsoft has been ignoring the same question from many user, for years. MS Forum. There is ...
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How to change the recent files smart folder icon in the dock? [duplicate]

I create a recent files smart folder, place it in the dock. I right click and choose display as folder. I get the following icon: Is there a way to change this icon?
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Finder sidebar icons showing as circles for disks

My Finder looks like this - the icons for local and external volumes are shown correctly in column view, on Get Info and on the desktop but in sidebar Locations all (except for boot volume) are all ...
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Enable Voice Control without floating mic icon

TL;DR I have searched to find a way to hide the icon but still have Voice Control enabled, or at least have a way to permanently move the icon to the dock/menu bar/Launchpad but have found this ...
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How to Fix Generic File Icons in macOS Catalina?

How to restore file icons when they have gone generic in Mac OS Catalina ?

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