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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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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Frameworks have generic folder icons

I just noticed this recently so I'm not sure whether it started being like that after installing Catalina or some time later. I’ve installed Xcode version 11.2.1 from the App Store and some of the ...
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How do I change the icon on an external drive?

How do I change the icon on an external drive? I have a Samsung T5 SSD but following the instructions (copy from source Get Info dialog, and paste into destination Get Info dialog) has no effect and ...
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How can I correct the wrong icon for a website bookmark?

In Safari, the icon of Reddit is displayed as the icon of StackOverflow. How can I correct it? Things I have already tried are: Deleting the bookmark, and re-adding it Using Command+R to refresh the ...
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Some folders have MacVim icon on Catalina

After updating to Catalina I've noticed that folders, which have a ".ru" at the end of the name, are shown with a MacVim icon. How can I get rid of it? There is no "Icon?" file in these folders.
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How to create TOC style icon files to use with Option startup screen

Does anyone know how to modify the icon for an existing disk partition that shows up on the Option startup screen? If you hold down the Option key during power up, you will see an icon for each volume ...
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Custom icons are displayed in lower quality in the Finder when using 32px or below

Custom icons for any kind of item (e.g., folder, file, app) are displayed in lower quality in the Finder when choosing smaller sizes (i.e., below 32px). I usually set the Finder to display my files in ...
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Favorites and Contacts Search icons missing from Phone App navigation bar

iPhone 6, iOS 11 My mom's Phone app navigation bar has been modified. The nav bar now only contains icons for 'Recents', 'Keypad', and 'Voicemail'. Is there a way to restore the factory settings as ...
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Shortcut symbols are not properly showing up in menu of LyX

This is a screenshot I took while using LyX, which a WYSIWYG Latex editor. As you can see some symbols for shortcut keys are broken and what I see is a bunch of question marks. How can I fix this? ...
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What is the Mac 256-color system palette?

I have some old Mac files, of which I want to extract and display their icons. To do this, I will decode their icl8 resources. According to Inside Macintosh, icl8 resources do not include a color ...
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Custom iOS folder icons?

Is it possible to create (or copy) custom icons to replace the composite folder icon made up of microscopic versions of the icons within said folder? Iconical does this nicely for apps but it doesn’t ...
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Customising icons on home screen in iOS13

I have been an Iconical user for a while as it both allows me to create shortcuts for supporting apps as well as a custom icon on my home screen. Now that there is shortcuts in iOS 13 Iconical does ...
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A non-closed circle icon in macOS menu bar that I cannot remove

On the top menu bar I have a non-closed circle and every time I click on it I get the colourful (loading circle icon). I cannot remove this thing. What is that?
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Change the icon of all the folders on Mac OS Catalina

I've updated to Mac OS Catalina and my folders no longer have my custom icons. I tried following the steps shown here. I successfully turned off SIP via csrutil disable in recovery mode, however I ...
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How to change Finder icon on macOS Catalina?

On previous versions of macOS, it was possible to change the Finder icon in /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/. However, this doesn't seem possible in Catalina anymore? Even ...
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How to change “Favourites” and “Recently Visited” icons in Safari?

My homepage in Safari is the default one, the one that shows Favourite and Recently visited files. However, when I opened Safari today the icons were bigger than they were previously. Is it possible ...
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Multiple League of Legends Icons on Dock

I have kept the application League of Legends in my dock since I use it very often, however, whenever I launch the application, it creates another icon in the dock. One icon has a "running" dot and ...

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