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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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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 can you replace macOS's bouncing dock icon animation?

I often find macOS's endlessly repeating "I want your attention" dock bounce animation irritating, so I disabled it with the command defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool TRUE , followed by ...
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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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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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How to get icons in Safari favorites (aka favicons) to display correctly?

I am using Safari on macOS Sierra. I have added several commonly-used sites to my favorites section, like so: (there are 10 icons, and all but 2 of them are displayed as the proper, correct icon from ...
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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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How to remove icon from Launchpad forcefully

I updated GIMP from MacUpdates since then I got two Gimp icons in Launchpad. I also deleted the Gimp.app from finder but now i get this question mark on the gimp icon in Launchpad. How to completely ...
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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 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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How? Steps to Fix SpringBoard Layout: IconState.plist Open, Edit, Replace, Insert from Backups & Respring

Steps to Fix SpringBoard Layout: IconState.plist Open, Edit, Replace, Insert from Backups & Respring Follow on to: Organize iOS App Icons, Sort, Rearrange I've got an older iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.3 - ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to use previous iTunes icon?

I'm have a MacBook Pro (x86_64) with OS X 10.8.5 (fully patched). When I got the MBP, the iTunes icon was a cool blue icon. Recently, Apple changed it to red. The psychologist tell us red indicates ...
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Maximum number of apps icons & pages in folders & total pages on iPhone from iOS 7 thru till 9.0.2?

Maximum number of apps icons & pages in folders & total pages on iPhone from iOS 7 thru till 9.0.2? Maximum number of: Total Pages on Springboard outside folders Total App icons allowed in ...
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How can I change a file or folder icon using the Terminal

How can I change or set the icon for a file or folder, in the terminal, do I need to use a scripting language?
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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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Dock Icons will not move in Yosemite

I am able to rearrange the dock icons for a period of time after each restart, though I have not been able to determine the length of time. Then I am not able to rearrange the dock icons again. I ...
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Change Folder Icon for Shared Dropbox Folder

I have several shared Dropbox folders. I would like to change the folder icon for each, to be a picture of the people with whom that folder is shared. I know that I can change the icons for regular ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to add ‘separators’ to the menubar?

Does anyone know of a tiny pseudo-app that adds fake menubar widgets, ones that take effectively no resources and have no icon, so I can ‘space out’ my menubar? (I ask because I use Bartender.app, ...
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Changing the Finder icon for an external disk formatted as ExFat?

I used this web page recipe - Create Your Own Custom Icons in OS X 10.7.5 or Later - for creating a .icns icon set containing a set of icons for an external disk that has been formatted with the ExFat ...
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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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How can I change Finder's sidebar icons in OS X El Capitan?

Without using a 3rd-party application, how do I go about changing the icon in the sidebar for the Developer folder? When I click on "Get Info" for this icon it's showing the icon does have the hammer ...
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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 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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How to change size of ALL icons/folders in Finder?

I only know about this: defaults write com.apple.finder DesktopViewOptions -dict IconSize -integer 188x188px.; killall Finder’ But it’s only for the Desktop…
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How Mac OS Associate System Folder with Special folder Icon

I just ran into this question. I think there must be a plist file or something similar. Here is what I found: When customizing a plain folder with my own icon file, there is an invisible file created ...
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Clear desktop icon cache

I wrote two applications which I have on my Desktop which I can't change the icons of. The first is called was an app I wrote with Automator. After creating it, I was able to change its icon from the ...
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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 grayed-out app icons mean in iOS 7?

Every couple days on my iPhone 4 running iOS 7, I notice an app icon is slightly grayed-out. Here is an example with the clock app: When I open the app the icon goes back to normal immediately: What ...
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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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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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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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Create Dock Icon for Spyder (installed with Anaconda)

How can I create a single dock icon for an application that is launched via the Terminal? I have installed spyder using anaconda. I can create a launcher app using Platypus (see this answer). But ...