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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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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macOS launchpad icons became blurry

macOS launchpad icons became blurry as compared to those in the dock. See System Preferences for example. Resolution has become really low. I don't why. What could be the reason for the same?
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How do I get rid of a re-appearing B&W hard drive icon on my macOS desktop?

I have an iMac running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and an external hard drive with 3 partitions. The external HD was unplugged and left unplugged. Since then, it appears on my desktop at every startup, ...
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Folder icon splits into two on desktop

When I change desktops using trackpad swipe, the games folder on my desktop freaks out and glitches, I don't know how it happened and it has just started today. My MacBook is running Mojave. See the ...
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How to remove Icons from the new Dropbox App Mac?

Until the new release of Dropbox, you could rename the icon resources in the Dropbox.app (Mac version). But this doesn’t work anymore with the new Dropbox release. Is there anybody who figured out ...
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How can I copy an icon from a .icns file onto another folder or file?

I had to erase my hard drive and restore it from backups. The one thing I’m having trouble restoring is the drive’s custom icon. I have a Time Machine backup that includes the .VolumeIcon.icns file ...
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Copying dropbox files on MacOS (shared folder icons)

I have a DropBox account that has folders in it. Some folders are shared and others are not shared. When accessed directly from Finder I can see the shared folders have an icon with three people on it....
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My icon for photo is missing not only from dock but from launch pad on my MacBooks Air

I have tried the rebuild but when I relaunch launchpad still does not show the photo icon. How do I get it back on my MacBook Air
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Spotlight icon started flickering constantly

I'm running High Sierra 10.13.3 on a 15" rMBP, with Alfred v3.8.2 as my Spotlight alternative. I haven't used Spotlight for years, and I honestly can't remember if the icon was always there or not ...
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Clock icon next to some apps on macOS Mojave

Notice the clock or piece-of-pie icons next to 3 of the apps in this screenshot of the Finder. The icon has been there for two days. All three apps work; I have used each of them. ➥ What does that ...
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How can I change the icon of Recent Folder that I drag to dock on Mac

I want to move the folder recent item to dock because it helps me a lot. But this is not the only one folder i use in dock, there is another one such as download folder. Because of the icon shown on ...
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I have a strange 'binoculars' icon in my menu bar that disappears when I log in

On the lock screen in the top right corner of my Mac, there is a strange icon that disappears when I enter my password and log in. It would be great if somebody could tell me what that icon is, ...
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Launching a specific web page from iOS home screen

I want to create an app icon on my iOS home screen that launches a particular web page in a browser when it is tapped. In other words, it should look visually like an app, but I don't want to have to ...
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How do I change Sourcetree icon shown in Dock?

I have an app that is very useful, but from time to time it changes its icon in the Dock, which I found disturbing for my workflow. I would like to prevent that as I am perfectly satisfied with the ...
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Restore Downloads icon to Finder Sidebar

So I symlinked my Downloads folder from my boot drive to an external HDD I always keep connected to my mac. I deleted the original downloads folder from my home folder and replaced it with a symlink ...
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Identify square icon with filled triangle up icon in iOS status bar

There's an icon just to the left of the battery percentage icon in the Status bar of my iPhone, which I am unable to identify. I have tried looking for it in the Apple Support document, but was ...
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Strange circular USB icon in Finder

I've got a minor problem which has been irritating me for some time. Whenever my Mac has a USB storage device mounted in Finder, it shows a circle instead of the usual USB icon. I'm not sure when ...
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Changing Touch Bar Icons

I want to have the Siri icon in the Touch Bar, but I want to change the icon to a black and white version. I find the colors distracting, and I want it to be visually consistent with all of the other ...
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How to find the list of icons that can be used in mac cli applications

I'm currently developing a node cli application and having used npm tools, my interest has been piqued by the use of npm-check and its use of icons in its cli interface. eg: There must be plenty of ...
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my library is showing without pressing the command key, and random mac os files show up

after granting my library access to a mac cleaner, my library suddenly appears in the "go" section. besides that, random files appear in my mac, but the icon is slightly darker. when i open that, it ...
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Deleted app '?' icon in Dock

I deleted an app from the Applications folder. However the original app icon in the Dock is now appearing as a '?'. I am unable to delete this icon from the dock, when I click to get the Options menu, ...
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Once I’ve lost Icon data stored in Resource Fork saving to NTFS, can those files be repaired?

How can I repair the Icon in Resource Fork from a folder copied to a NTFS disk? I recently backed up my dying SSD onto a NTFS drive using an older Snow Leopard Machine and almost all my data was ...
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What do these Bluetooth icons shown in iOS status bar mean?

I have two Bluetooth speakers from the same brand. They both have a mic and a call answer button as well as media playback control. When I connect to one of them I see the following icon in the ...
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How do I fix a blurry arrow in an alias icon?

I keep an alias on my desktop. It points to a Terminal shell script .command file. The alias arrow appears enlarged and fuzzy. It's pictured here next to a normal icon. How do I correct the look of ...

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