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 a way to change the icon color in the Finder navigation bar?

I've been a happy mac user for a couple of years, because I'm visually impaired, and very glad that Apple built in very good accessibility tools into all their operating systems. But after installing ...
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Why do empty “Icon\r” or “Icon^M” files appear in directories?

There's an empty file called Icon^M occasionally in my directories. I guess this stuff predates OSX, and it's a file that gets created by the finder to be backward compatible with OS 9. Yet, this is ...
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What's the license for OS X generic icons?

Can anyone link me to a document or otherwise provide information about what the license is for the generic icons included in OS X (Lion)? I tried searching at developer.apple.com but nothing relevant ...
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Badge count for number of items in a folder on the Dock?

After clearing hundreds of items out of my Downloads folder, I'm eager not to repeat the process. Anyone know of a plugin/app/hack that will let me badge a folder in the Dock with the current number ...
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An icon set to extend Lions default icins,

Does anyone know of an icon set that he's the same blue icons as are standard in Lion, yet with extended meaning? E.g. a folder with a pacman figure (to denote a games folder) on front.
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Why don't .ico files created in Icon Composer work on Windows?

For a couple of months now I've been creating favicons using Icon Composer (which comes with Xcode). It can save .ico files, and I know that sometimes Windows shows (or used to show) larger versions ...
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Restore default app icons from install disc?

I (Candybar) deleted some of my app icons and they are completely gone. Is it possible to extract the icons for the system applications (e.g. Address Book, TextEdit) from the installation disc? ...
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Can an app window be minimized by clicking its Dock Icon?

Something that bothers me as Windows user on OS X is that I can't minimize an app window by clicking the dock icon of the application. Is there a hidden setting for enabling this behavior or a utility ...
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Customize the Boot Camp Drive Icon in Lion

A while ago, I remember having customized the Boot Camp drive icon with a pretty simple hack. It was on Mac OS X Tiger. And it was that hack. Now I'm running Lion. Windows 7 is comfy on his Boot ...
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Changing the icon on the “window bar” Mac OS X [closed]

I was wondering how I could change the icon in the "window bar" of my Mac app I've also added a picture of the icon I want to change since i believe window bar isn't the correct term. Thank you in ...
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Changing Folder's Icon

I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I tried changing a folder's icon using this well known method. I used a png image as my target icon. The icon does get changed, but not to the picture itself, ...
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Set position of icon in dock without pinning

I like to organise the icons in my dock, but I do not always like to display icons for applications that are not open – quite a clutter when you're setting the position of many icons. Is there any ...
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MacOS 10.7 Lion window view disruptions and icon rearrangements

Since installing MacOS 10.7 (Lion) my workflow has been seriously disrupted by an increasing number of instances in which my folder window view settings and icon placements are modified or reset to ...
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Need location of image for preference pane “PREF” icon

I have a stack in my Dock with aliases to my most-used preference panes. In the past, the icons that appear in the grid when I click on the stack have been the large descriptive icons shown in Finder. ...
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How to customize Finder sidebar icons [duplicate]

I'm using Dropbox and replacing some of the standard user folders like Documents and Pictures with symlinks to locations in my Dropbox. I can easily set the icons of these symlinks to match the icons ...
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Is it possible to change the Finder sidebar icons

I know you can change the icons of files, folders, etc, but in the sidebar folders appear the same. Is it possible to give them a custom icon for the sidebar like the Music, Photo's, Movies, etc ...
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Change OSX Folder Icons (Working on OSX Lion)

I have a certain PNG I'd like to replace a folder icon with. I noticed that when i Command-I this .png file, it will preview on the bottom, but not on the top left part (generic ".png" text appears ...
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Can I change the icon of a mounted disk in Transmit?

I noticed these icons in the resources folder of Transmit: I was wondering how I can change the standard cardboard mounted disk icon with the transmit logo to one of these. Is this possible and how?
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Location of error icon

Where is the location of the error and the warning icon? I'm talking about the red octagon with a ! inside it and the yellow triangle also containing a !. Example: http://www.askdavetaylor.com/1-blog-...
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Dock Notifications Displaying Odd Red Icons Instead

Having an odd issue. My dock is showing these strange red icons where normal numerical notifications should be. For example, Thunderbird will display a 3 when I have 3 new messages, but instead it is ...
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Can't change Google Chrome icon

For every other application package I've looked at, there's a Paste option available in Edit menu after selecting the icon in "Get Info" dialog. For Google Chrome, there isn't. Why is that (i.e. is ...
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Change app icon permanently

I know how to change an application icon, but when that app updates (e.g. browser), icon reverts to the one that application has. I imagine, that the update process works something like replacing the ...
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Strange keyboard shortcut icons in Mac OS 10.6.7

Running on Mac OS 10.6.7. Don't know of any changes that could of happened to make the keyboard shortcuts different. Tried Googling and found nothing helpful. Anyone know why this happens and how to ...
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AppleScript “Open With…” icon

I've written an AppleScript app that I use to open certain files with (it sends them to Vim in the Terminal). I'd like to set all my .Tex files to automatically open with this app. The problem is ...
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Is there a way to lock a folder's icon without making its contents Read Only?

I have a network share that is used by a large group of kids. They love changing the icon of this folder, which causes a lot of debate. I know that there is a hidden file that specifies the icon; can ...
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What is the button in the upper right of windows?

Some Mac applications have this button in the upper right. What is it called? Is there a keyboard shortcut for it? In the case of MacVim, the button toggles the toolbar of colorful icons you see on ...
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Why setting image as its own icon with sips result a blurred icon? Are there any alternatives?

I've successfully changed icons using the procedure described in an another question: Changing or setting a file or folder icon programmatically. Either my sips (or Finder) got broken afterwards or I ...
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How do I remove the WD Quick view icon in menu bar?

I install some app from WD external Hard and it add some incon in my menu bar but I don't know how can I remove it, I try to drag it out of the system bar while holding the "command" key (but it didn'...
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Problems changing drive icon

Want to change the icon of my main drive. I have a bunch of drive icons from interfacelift. They appear to be just .icns packed in the resource fork (%file returns empty, and %cat prints nothing, ...
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Why did the Sparrow dock icon stop bouncing on launch?

The Sparrow mail app icon had been bouncing fine on launching the app till a few days ago but has stopped doing so recently. Any reasons why it might be so? I miss the bouncing dock icon.
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The state of theming in OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I change my OS X theme? There used to be a vibrant community of themers and modders for OS X. It seems like after Leopard was released a lot of that has dried up. This may ...
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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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What are the radii of the iOS icon corners?

What are the radii of the iOS icon corners at the various sizes?
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Icon for iWeb published site?

How can I use a favicon for my website that is published using iWeb?
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OS X application shortcut folder in dock and icon updates after installation

Here is the setup: I have the Applications folder right in the dock, which is the default after installation afaik. Now I have a custom build DMG with an application in there which I drag&drop ...
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Is there a way to remove the preview icon of a gif or jpeg file?

Is there a way to remove the preview icon of a gif or jpeg file ? I made very little image file for the web, but they weight 45 Ko ! I guess this comes from the preview icons Edit : I've added a ...
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Where did these missing OS X application icons go?

On my Mac mini, app icons have gone missing for some apps (Terminal, Chrome, Spotify, Skype) from the Dock and elsewhere. See a screenshot of the Dock. When I hover over the empty spots, I can see ...
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What is the best icon creator for mac? [closed]

I'm new to mac, I used to use Axialis IconWorkshop on Windows. So I want to know what's the best icon creator for mac?
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Creating a folder with one icon in iOS 4

Is it possible to create a folder containing a single icon? I guess you could drag one icon onto another, then remove the second one, but is there a more "elegant" solution?
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How do I change the Icon for a USB device?

My phone uses a standard icon when mounted. I just want to replace that icon with a custom one. I'm opening a PNG image in Preview and copying the image, then pasting onto the icon in the Get Info ...
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Where are the default system icons for folders and files stored?

Where are the default/system icons for folders and files stored?
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Can I change the application icon of an Automator script?

I have created a couple of automator scripts. I was curios if there is a way to change the application icon, on those scripts, to something other than the robot.