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"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 there a terminal command to change app icons?

Changing app icons in macOS keeps getting harder, especially since Big Sur where a lot of the best icon management apps no longer work, and the newer apps all seem a bit flakey and unreliable. Other ...
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How to correlate Safari’s favicon in cache with URL

I’m trying to get the favicons for the websites I have visited in Safari. If we switch directories to ~/Library/Safari/Favicon Cache we can find a favicons.db SQLite database and a favicons directory ...
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Red dot in Adobe Creative Cloud macOS menu bar icon

I have installed Adobe Creative Cloud on my MacBook. This causes an Adobe CC icon to be added to the macOS menu bar. Frequently, this Adobe CC icon has a red notification circle: 🔴 When I click on ...
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Where are the system folder icons located in Big Sur / Monterey?

In Catalina and earlier, the path for Finder folder icons (e.g. Applications, Desktop, Downloads, Developer…) was: /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources But as of Big Sur ...
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Is AirDrop Icon not suppose to show anymore?

I just updated to macOS Monterey. I use a MBP 2019 16" and I have Show AirDrop in menu bar enabled. The space is showing empty where the icon use to be. But, if I move my cursor to the spot and ...
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Open info panel from command line [duplicate]

The open command does the equivalent of double-clicking a file or directory but is there a command to do the equivalent of right-click > Get Info? GetFileInfo outputs info to the terminal, I want ...
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Missing Downloads folder icon in macOS Dock

I have changed my account and Home folder name. Now the Downloads folder in the macOS Dock is not showing the folder icon, if I select display as stack. A question mark image is shown instead: How to ...
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Some icons changed after changing username and home folder name

I have changed my username and home folder name in macOS Monterey and now the sidebar icons were just generic. I unchecked and checked back all of them in Finder's preferences and all changed back ...
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How can I restore my Finder Sidebar Icons?

I had to rename my user and home folder recently, but did it according to the official guide from Apple. Initially, all icons in the sidebar of Finder appeared as a generic folder. Removing and re-...
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Finder icon thumbnails not showing

This is a popular issue with new mac updates. I tried every possible tip for correcting it (deleting quicklook files, viewer options, etc.) and FINALLY found the solution on another ask site. I just ...
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How to change the file icon inside the folder in the dock

I have a shell script inside my Applications folder to open an app via terminal. To make it fancy I changed the icon of the shell script to the app logo. My issue is that it doesn't work inside the ...
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Is the yellow dot on iPhone camera icon itself active or just design?

Apple lets iPhone users know that the camera and/or microphone are in use by displaying an orange or green dot in the status bar, upper right. But there is also a yellow dot on the icon itself. Is the ...
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Finder's preview images (icons) have disappeared from photos

Until yesterday, if I opened a folder full of images, in icon view, every image file showed a thumbnail of its image. I did not open any preference panes all week, but yesterday and today, ALL of them ...
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Preview Images Inside Folder Icons

Can I insert an image or more than one image into a folder icon, (like overlaying the image onto the folder icon itself) so I can see some of the data that is in that folder before I click on it? I ...
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iPhone 12 camera inserts unknown icon in photo of crossword puzzle

I photograph solved crossword puzzles at nyxcrossword.com. I use the photo as answers to the same blank puzzle I am trying to solve. I use an iPhone 12 recently upgraded to iOS 15.1.1 Since the ...
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How to get an empty folder icon from monterey and prepare it for use?

i like to make my own custom folder icons in macOS monterey There are projects like https://github.com/shariati/OS-Folder-Icons that provide custom folder icons but they don't provide it in the ...
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What is the meaning of the padlock icon in Manage Backups?

Following the discussion in this AskDifferent post ("Is it safe to delete the contents of Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup if using iCloud?"), on my MacOS machine with Catalina, ...
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For some websites Safari oddly does not create bookmark icon? How can I force it to create bookmark icon?

As the title clearly describes the problem I've been experiencing, Safari oddly does not create bookmark icon despite it displays the icon for the tab view. How can I force it to create bookmark icon? ...
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Unknown red menu bar symbol popping up every minute [duplicate]

For the last few days I have had this weird red "hand"-shaped menu bar symbol popping up on my MacBook Pro every minute or so (to the left). Can anyone identify that flickering icon? I was ...
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Default Drive/Volume icon... where can I find it?

So I went into /System/Libary/CoreServices and I find . '*.icns', and while I found many alternative drive icons, I could not find the default silver and orange drive icons! I need these to make a ...
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How to recursively extract custom icons from subfolders and save them in image files

I am migrating from MacOS to Linux. I have customized the icon of many of my sub-folders in my "Documents" folder. I learned how to do the same in Linux, using image files, and now I would ...
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Firefox icon remains in the Dock after quitting

Firefox icon remains in the Dock after I quit the application (CMD-Q and File > Quit alike). I have unchecked "Show recent apps in Dock" in System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar. Is ...
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Cannot set icons for apps after deleting the icons cache

I ran these commands as suggested in another thread: sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.dock.iconcache -exec rm {} \; sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.iconservices -exec rm ...
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Why are Safari Extension toolbar icons blue?

I've recently installed some Safari Extensions via the Mac App Store. After installing, they show up in my toolbar. The Safari Extension icons have an annoying blue tint color. What does the blue ...
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How do you change the dock icon for System Preferences app in MacOS Big Sur?

all. As the title suggests, would appreciate some help into changing the dock icon for System Preferences app. Obviously this would be easy for third party apps, and I've found a workaround for the ...
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Do app developers have the option to prevent their Dock icon being "pinned" by user?

Our team is now working on a macOS app. When Users use a specific service, the main process will start another process, and at the same time, generate a new dock icon. Problem: if this new dock icon ...
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How to hide dock icon of running app on OS Big Sur

How can I hide the dock icon of an app that is running on Mac OS Big Sur? I have the app "SurePlus MOTIV" running at all times as it is used to manage my microphone preferences. I barely ...
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What app (system or otherwise) does this "IPHONE IN USE" icon belong to? Or where does it live on the Big Sur filesystem?

As a followup to this question in better understanding what is causing the notification to show up in the Notification Center, I want to isolate the app or system process that's issuing this ...
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How to make List icons bigger in finder when it's open by other app

When the finder is open by other apps such as trying to upload the file on a website or download something in Chrome, or looking for a file to open in PhotoShop; is it possible to make icons in the ...
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Change Music.app icon (Big Sur)

does anyone know of a way to replace the Apple Music app icon with a custom .icns file? It seems this disallowed for some system apps (also Messages for example). Thank you in advance for any tips.
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Freezing an app icon's activity in the dock (or running it without ever going there)

I have this program that displays the speed of uploads and downloads in the dock icon itself and is constantly updating in real time. There is no way to disable this through the program preferences ...
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Can't change APFS external drive icons

Edit: The problem somehow resolved itself today. I'm not sure how, but I suspect it is because I restarted the computer. I don't believe granting Finder.app full disk access was needed, since I undid ...
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VS Code Icon not updated in Big Sur

I'm on macOS 11.2.3 (20D91). I updated VS Code to the latest version which introduces a new icon. Unfortunately, icon remains the same of before. I have already run killall Dock and killall Finder but ...
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Problems with VS Code application icon

I have downloaded VS Code on my new Mac mini, but the icon seems to be some random dots. My Mac mini has the M1 Chip. Here is a picture of the icon in Spotlight: A few steps I have tried: Restarting ...
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Moving an icon on the dock triggers "Keep in Dock", any way to prevent this?

If you 'right click' an icon on the dock > hover 'Options' > un-check "Keep in Dock" and proceed to drag the icon to move it, what happens is the "Keep in Dock" option ...
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How to hide the iTerm icon from status menu?

How can I remove the iTerm icon from the status bar menu? I'm not sure how this area is called, so I provided an additional screen I've already excluded it from Doc and cmd-Tab Application Switcher ...
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How to change / replace the associated image of an icon located in the menu bar (BigSur)?

I know how to change the icon of an application (.APP) with .ICNS (same method applies to folder and file icons), but how can I change the specific icon related to that app in the menu bar? I have ...
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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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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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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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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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