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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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iOS status bar icon O_O?

On my iPhone SE running iOS 17.5 the status bar at the top has an icon to the left of the time in the center of the status bar. The icon looks like: O_O I think maybe it might look like a roll of ...
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Menu bar icons are hidden when they take too much space on macOS 14 Sonoma

I never had this problem on macOS 13 Ventura and older versions and now this seems very annoying when using macOS 14 Sonoma. When there are too many icons in the Menu bar, at some point they are just ...
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How to prevent Icon? files from being created?

I have a local directory that Google Drive is syncing to the cloud, and "Icon?" files keep appearing in directories. I can delete them with: find . -name $'Icon\r' -delete but they keep re-...
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To edit TrashIcon.icns using hex editor to get access to the dark icons

In /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources there is a file TrashIcon.icns. Alexander O'Mara, a guy who is a security expert at Mastercard discovered that this file contains ...
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Where to find the "generic folder" icon?

The "generic folder" icons can be found in two places: The GenericFolderIcon.icns file in /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources and PNG files from Folder_16x16....
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To understand how Finder uses icons [closed]

I cannot speak for everyone, of course, but it seems there are many people, not just me, who have or had the issue that Finder shows wrong icons. For example, you have Sublime Text installed, and you ...
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Finder application window without with the minimize icon disabled

I noticed that sometimes, mostly after a restart, the window of my finder application has the minimize icon disabled like this: I can't click on it, and I have to close and reopen the window in order ...
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Mac Sonoma - file not showing default application icon

I have switch to mac and trying to make files look different based on their type. I have .wav files with default application set to default 'Music' app but it doesn't show Music app icon in file. See ...
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How can I hide the control center icon on the menubar on macos?

Removing Control Center from the menubar would help free up space for my highly used tools like VPN's, iStat Menus, 1Pass, etc. Three years after Control Center was added in Big Sur, there still seems ...
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MacOS Sonoma to group minimized app icons like Windows

I come to MacOS from Windows, and I'm wondering if I can group minimized app icons just like Windows: in the order of when the windows was created, instead changing their icon orders every time group/...
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Display the bluetooth headset and battery status icons in the iPhone status bar

I would like to show in the iPhone status bar the bluetooth headset and battery status icons. The icons provide an easy visual confirmation that the headset is connected/disconnected, and the visual ...
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Icons at desktop visible after removed

I had quite a few elements in my "Desktop" folder, so I cleaned it. Yet they are still visible. My "Desktop" folder is empty, yet my desktop still looks messy like this: I see ...
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How can one start Activity Monitor with a specific Dock icon?

I saw how one can start multiple instances of Activity Monitor using open -na "Activity Monitor", but then one has to select the Dock Icon view for each separately; is there a way to start ...
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What’s that coloured icon with an A inside it in text?

I have just upgraded my Mac to macOS 14 Sonoma, and noticed a little icon appearing in text if I wait long enough. The icon looks like this: with the colour depending on the application. It only ...
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App icon not visible in Sublime Text 6 after unzipping

I just downloaded Sublime Text 6 from the official website and after the download completes immediately after unzipping, the app icon doesn't show up. Please any remedy on how to address this will be ...
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Automation that will automatically update app icon after its updated

I have a lot of apps where the icons are just unpleasant and I've made much better ones that I have applied. while some apps rarely update a good amount of them do which of course mean the original ...
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What is the name of the “HAHA” SF Symbol?

I’m looking for the “tapback” icons we get in Messages in SF Symbols: Some I can find the exact icon or an approximation: heart.fill is close. hand.thumbsup.fill seems to be the same. hand....
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Flat spotify free icon next to trash icon on Macos

I recently noticed this yesterday, I deleted it from persistent apps yesterday, and that seemed to solve the problem. However, today when I opened up my mac again I saw the icon again. I can click and ...
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Is it possible to prevent some icons/applications from jumping of the Dock?

some applications are annoying and sometimes "jump" event it isn't really necessary. Example: Would it be possible to prevent this?
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Recently downloaded iOS 17 onto my iPhone 13 Pro Max and have a unknown icon

Recently upgraded to iOS 17 on my iPhone 13 promax I have no idea what this icon is and can find no info on it. Does anybody have any idea what the world this is?
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Icons constantly changes to "generic" one

After updating to one of the recent versions of Ventura, I have faced a bug that happens about half of the time I edit and save txt files. The bug is that the icon of a file become "generic"....
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How can I change a network device's icon?

I know how to change icons in Finder by pasting them into the Get Info window. But this doesn't work for Network devices. For linux shares for example, this can be added to smb.service for avahi so ...
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How can I manage hover tooltips and their delays on macOS?

It seems many first-party programs in macOS either have no tooltips at all or the delay is uncomfortably long. This combination often leaves me hovering my cursor over a button with an icon and no ...
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How to stop finder from expanding windows and covering folders on the left?

It didn't happen with older OS systems, but it does with my M1. If I show items as icons in the finder, sometimes the window will enlarge and expand horizontally, covering up the folders on the hard ...
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Where Are Ventura System Settings Icons Located?

I'm creating a menu bar interface to Ventura's System Settings. Where do the icon resources (e.g., Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Network, Notification, etc.) reside? I've checked all the usual Resources folders ...
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What affects the color of the input source icon in Ventura?

I noticed that on my machine the icon of the ABC and U.S. input source (either set as default) has a filled in background, but on my friend's machine the same input source has a clear background. I've ...
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Is there any way to make my newly created folders line up like they do in Windows?

When I create a new folder in the Finder, the folder icon's just floating there randomly where I clicked Create Folder. It's driving me mad. You know how in Windows when you create a new folder it ...
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Large TIFF files are shown without a preview icon

When I use Preview to export PDF as TIFF and resulting TIFF is larger than 2.15 GB, Finder doesn't show me the preview icon of the file. If the size of the resulting TIFF is smaller (for example, 2....
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Why does Finder not wrap when in icon view in some folders?

On Ventura 13.1, when I go to my “Recents” in Finder in icon view, and adjust the horizontal width, the number of columns adjust such that no files extend horizontally beyond the window bounds. This ...
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macOS icon suddenly appeared on desktop and can't remove (Ventura)

See attached photo. The macOS volume has appeared as an icon on my desktop. I can't seem to remove it, and wonder why it has appeared. It doesn't appear to be an alias/shortcut. If I go into finder ...
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iCloud folder icons sync

I have a folder on iCloud Drive. On the Mac, I set the icon of this folder to some custom icon. However when I see this folder from my iPhone, it has the normal blue folder icon, not the custom icon I ...
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7zip files do not have icons

For some unknown reason, the .7zip files do not have an icon on my MacBook Air. I'm not even able to change it from the "info" window. that "blank" spot is not even clickable ...
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Workaround for mac custom icons which don't show up when pasted into documents properties

Since some version update of macOS Monterey (don't remember which one), the custom icons I previously created by pasting .jpg or .png images into some documents properties (top left) stopped working ...
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Are there any tools to group Menu Bar icons similar to Windows Taskbar?

In Windows, we can take certain icons out from the taskbar and an up arrow is shown. It can be clicked to show all the icons. I have attached a screenshot of it below. I have looked into tools like ...
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MacOS Monterey does not display icons in menubar

This is a weird issue.I am on a Mac Pro (Late 2013).This Mac was recently purchased via marketplace. Everything is functioning except for the missing icons on the menubar. Although all icons are ...
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Missing Settings icons in /System/Library/PreferencePanes/

I guess it might be a bug in Ventura affecting systems that upgraded from Monterey without a clean install. This is how the folder looks to me: Any idea how to fix it?
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Icon on MacOS .command file (Terminal shell script) keeps disappearing

I've created a .command file (a Terminal shell script) in MacOS, and with Finder > Get Info, I've given it a graphical icon, by dragging a .png file onto the icon object in the top left corner of ...
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Why is The Icon Preview gone once it is in iCloud Drive?

My songs that are anywhere in my Mac show the icon preview but once I move them to the iCloud Drive, they are gone. Can you help me?
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Tiny dock icon bug

every time I wake up my Macbook pro 2021 M1Pro, few icons in the dock looks wired. Please see the attached picture for this bug. I have tried many steps such as restarting, erasing everything then ...
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How force change Finder icons for file types?

I've read so many answers to this question, but none of them seem to work in the latest Mac OS Ventura 13.1 File icons keep getting the wrong thumbnail. As soon as you install some software that uses ...
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How do I get apps unstuck from the Dock? [duplicate]

I'm learning my new MacBook Pro (2023) macOS Ventura. After closing an app, I noticed the icon stays "stuck" in the Dock. I've repeatedly clicked ^(icon) > Options > Remove from Dock. ...
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Where does macOS store private SF Symbols? Such as icons on the Control Center?

Where does macOS store it's icons inside Control Center? For example the Control Center icon itself? Or the new Stage Manager? Or the Screen Mirroring? I know for a fact they're not raster icons ...
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PDF icon after unzipping changes

I was recently sent a PDF file obtained by scanning some paper sheets with the software CamScanner (File.pdf). I noticed that the top right corner of the Desktop icon was not fully bent and it looks ...
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Run a shell script having individual icon in dock

Target Run a command line tool or script displayed with a specific icon in dock. A terminal window should not be displayed. I would like to use this to start octave with its gui. What I tried ...
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How can I remove this MacBook Pro icon from the desktop?

I can remove the Macintosh HD icon from the desktop via the settings of the finder, but how to remove the other 'MacBook Pro' icon? Edit: it shows up after I changed the name of the Mac, however, ...
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where are these icons locade [duplicate]

''" **i see some of the icons at website(old) tutorial some image
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Some unknown blue icon on macos system bar

What is that? Item does not respond to left or right clicks on icon. If somebody know what is that and how to remove it from top bar? (macos 13, Ventura)
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How can I have custom Finder Icons for NFS Volumes (like SMB icons)?

I have a few NAS/UNRAID servers that I connected to from my macOS (Ventura) client over SMB, but I'm currently swapping over to NFS. From the command line, things are fine and work as expected. ...
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Disable VSCode file icons

After installing VSCode, it's decided to make every program file use an icon with the VSCode logo on it. Is there anyway to disable it? It's annoying since it removes the quick preview feature that I ...
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How to fix incorrect iCloud folder status icons

On one of my MacBooks, a few iCloud folders have persistent iCloud status icons, even though there is no iCloud pie chart upload/download activity in the side bar. For example, they will show as being ...
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