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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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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Eclipse and macOS Launchpad - icons of multiple versions not showing (macOS Mojave)

I have multiple Eclipse IDE installed on Mojave (Eclipse is not in Apple Store). They serve different purposes, and are of different version like Photon, Oxygen and so on. This is needed for the ...
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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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Easy way to bulk change folder icons in Mac

In order to change the icon of one MAC folder, all we need to do is: Open the image Copy the image from the menu ("Edit" -> "Copy") Right Click on the folder and click "Get Info" Click the icon at ...
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Change macOS Mojave system icons

In the past, I changed my folder icons for Applications, Downloads, Documents and for applications like Mail Safari. Now many have reverted or gone to a white page picture. How can I replace them ...
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Finder doesn't show thumbnails for Alias in OS 10.14.2

Since upgrading to 10.14.2, the Finder doesn't make thumbnails for aliases of jpeg image files, instead, it only displays the generic JPEG icon. Is this a new bug, or is there a hidden setting ...
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Hide System Preferences icon from dock during AppleScript execution

I have an AppleScript scheduled to run every several minutes with launchd. The script makes some adjustments in System Preferences. However, whenever it runs, the System Preferences icon appears on ...
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Unusual icon on iPad screen [closed]

How do I remove 3 arrows in a black rectangle on the top right of my iPad screen? This is not an app and does not move.
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help weird icon on my menu bar

This icon just appeared on my macbook menu bar. The command + drag does not work. What is this icon for? How do I delete it?
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App icon switches to low resolution upon launching an app

Recently I started getting this really weird but annoying bug. While the app is in the Dock but not working, its icon is in good resolution. But once I open it, the icon switches to low resolution. ...
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Identify “CAPS” style icon in menu bar

I've got the following icon in my menu bar: And I'm unsure of its origin. It looks like it should be the CAPS icon, but I don't have CAPS Lock on. Even if I switch between it on and off, the icon ...
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Change the sleep icon in login window (loginwindow.app)

I would like to change the sleep icon in the login window. I've found loginwindow.app (/System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app) and replaced Sleep.tiff with the desired image with identical file ...
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Finder shows incorrect application icon for VMware Fusion

The VMware Fusion app (via Finder) is showing the wrong (After Effects) icon in the Application list. See the selected line in my list of applications below: I’m on macOS Mojave 10.14. How can I ...
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Restoring icons in finder toolbar

Yesterday, for no reason I can think of, the toolbar icons in osx finder disappeared (1st image). Icons for files are unaffected (2nd image). How can the finder toolbar icons be restored? I ...
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How To Stop macOS From Generating File Icons On The Fly Based On The Filetype

This is a really petty complaint, but in macOS, a file will assume the icon set for it by the default application set to open that file, but on my Mac certain file types, the icon seems to be ...
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View contents of a ICO container file on macOS

ICO file extension is a container file format that may include several icon images of different sizes. I'd like to know how I may access and view what is inside a ICO file, i.e. the different images ...
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LibreOffice doesn't have an icon

In the application menu LibreOffice has no icon. How can I add it to it?
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iPhone X iOS 12 changing icon language

My display remains in English but my icon text has changed to Polish and I need English. No Google searches have provided answer specific to changing icon text language.
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How to restore icons?

I use TeXShop for TeX/LaTeX, and all the files with tex extension exhibit the TeXShop icon. Some false move had the result that all .tex files exhibit the Excalibur icon. I have used the Info window ...
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What happens with the appearance of the folder icons in dark mode of macOS Mojave Finder?

In High Sierra I used some custom icons for my folders in the Finder; but with the new update to Mojave and the dark mode, the predefined icons also become darker. However the custom icons don't. ...
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Custom icons disappeared from folders in Home directory

I reinstalled macOS couple days back, I found that I couldn't have a capitalized user/home folder anymore (Gio became gio). I'm used to having it with a capital. Looked around online for a bit ...
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iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode

My phone has is displaying a symbol saying connect to iTunes, I have tried connecting to iTunes to fix this and it didn't work. I've also tried to restore the iPhone but that also didn't work. I ...
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How to remove an icon from Launchpad without removing it from Applications?

I have an older app with icon in Launchpad and now the updated app has a new icon also in the Launchpad. I want to remove the old icon from Launchpad, so I don't click it by mistake. But I still want ...
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Where is the Keychain lock icon located? [duplicate]

By using Google and Co. and the built-in terminal command locate, I already found the following icons: /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/UnlockedIcon.icns /System/...
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How to get the actual PDF icon rather than the stock one

I understand that with most apps etc. you can simply press CMD + I to get the Get Info and then from there you can simply select the icon and copy and paste it into another file so that the icons ...
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How do I fix Launchpad not saving icon order settings?

I'm on High Sierra 10.13.6, and Launchpad is not saving my icon order when I log out. Only happens on my account, it works fine for other users in the same machine. Some webpages say I should delete ...
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Custom dock icon reverts whenever the app is open

I have changed the Dock icon for an app and it shows the new icon only when the app is not open. But as soon as I open it, the old icon comes back. When I close the app, the new icon appears again. I ...
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File's App Icon No Longer Displays

I'm a developer and use a framework called "JUCE," and the associated application with JUCE is the Projucer. Projucer uses .jucer files. Previously, the app icon would show up inline with the file ...
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Mac QuickTime Player Icon Shrunk

Very weird my QuickTime Player Icon just Shrunk. How can I get it back to normal Please? Also This is what it looks like even when magnification mode is turn on for the dock.
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How to hide/show a specific icon on Mac OS X Desktop

I have managed to write a piece of code in .profile file in bash to hide/show all the icons from the Desktop, running from Terminal. I need the same functionality just for 1 icon to work with after I ...
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Icons crossed by horizontal white lines

My friend's Macbook Air (latest High Sierra) suffers from icons crossed by white lines. It's like couple of lines of pixels missing completely or moved one pixel up. The Wifi icon in the menu bar ...
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I removed my external drive icon on my macos, how do i put it back?

As per title, I decided I wanted to remove my external drive icon (the one that is shown, usually, on the desktop) on my mac, but now I'm not able to put it back. The problem is not due to the finder ...
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Icons on menu bar redraw at each monitor change

I have an issue with my setup that drives me nuts and is more and more annoying. I have a 4 displays setup and each time I change of monitor most of the icons in the menu redraw and introduce lag ...
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Where are macOS icons stored?

For example, icons in the tray, where are these icons stored? Can they be modified (without installing third-party software)? sh-3.2# system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType Software: System ...
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Why do ICNS files need to be perfect squares?

im able to modify .app icons only when the dimensions are perfectly even (eg. 256x256) but not rectangular shapes. this website allows for exporting png images as icns files in any dimension but they ...
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Change Icon/Thumbnail for File Type

Have searched for quite a while for the answer to this question but the only solution that has worked has been to change icons on a file to file basis, which is not very efficient... Currently my Mac ...
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How would I troubleshoot generic icons for apps showing in a third party app?

I use LaunchBar and it sometimes loses the custom icon. I have asked the vendor for support and will answer should I get an answer, but I wondered if I could find a cause or fix for missing icon ...
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Some Finder icons previewing as text when they shouldn't

I have this problem in my main user account which manifest itself that some file types in the Finder incorrectly preview as text. For example I have several .dmg file that looks like this: They also ...
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Is it possible to make the Finder render thumbnails for images that have a custom extension?

I have several image files that were originally .png, but due to my own needs I changed their name to some custom extension .xyz. Thankfully, I can still preview the images using the spacebar, so ...