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Turns out, I just had to reset the 'dock' process. I opened Terminal and typed killall Dock and pressed enter. The screen flashed for a second, and everything came back with my stuck icon gone. If that fails, the issue may be with Finder (this is the case with the similar issue of Stacks categories "burned in" to your desktop background). Running killall ...


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The Icon shown is the LibreOffice icon.


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The Eject menu is part of the Menu Extras that are of the standard core service items for the Mac. It is not normally enabled. But one way of enabling it is to double click on the /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Eject.menu file. The Eject menu is normally for your built in disc drive if you have one. It may or may not work on external disc ...


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What you are seeing is in fact the correct icon for the LibreOffice suite. To make it explicit, here's the full set of the application icons of the LibreOffice suite, together with the LibreOffice icon itself on top (image taken from their website): Notice how the top icon, the LibreOffice general icon, is the same "empty document" icon as you have on your ...


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Go to System Preferences then Sound, then put a check on "Show volume in menu bar".


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Because it was Apple's way of making fun of Windows. No reason other than that.


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I can think of three (well, sort of) potential solutions to this. You do not need to try these in any particular order - try one first and if the issue returns, then try the other. Option 1 requires entering commands in Terminal, Option 2 doesn't but sometimes only works temporarily. And the third option is doing both Option 1 and 2. Option 1: Reset icon ...


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With the benefit of several years of hindsight: user588's answer and koiyu's answer work well, but they rely on utilities (Rez, DeRez, and SetFile) that: aren't installed by default (they come with either Xcode or the developer command-line utilities) are now deprecated (Rez and DeRez, because they relate to Carbon) osxiconutils look interesting, but won't ...


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If you're using Bartender, check that it's not set to completely hide the volume icon. You would think if you had this answer's problem you wouldn't need this answer, but then you wouldn't be thinking of me -_-


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I just tried typing in different things and discovered that "small-spacer-tile" adds a narrow space. defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add '{"tile-type"="small-spacer-tile";}' killall Dock Here, a "small-spacer-tile" vs a "spacer-tile":


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So turns out, this problem extended to other parts in the system, namely: Xcode. After some back-and-forth communication with Apple's support case team, the crash problem in Xcode turned out to be ibtoold and pboard processes are malfunctioning. They said it's a clipboard set of processes, and if I have any clipboard-relevant apps - they might be clashing ...


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"Get Info" of the folder you want the icon to be replaced, using Finder, drag and drop the *.icns file to the current top, i.e. smaller icon of the folder in the "Get Info" window.


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This is because it loads the previews of the files, which replace the default file icons. To disable icon previews on the desktop, click on the desktop, press ⌘J and uncheck ‘Show icon previews’.


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Get Info on the folder. Click the icon on the top-left of the window. Press ⌘X or Backspace Alternatively, cd into the directory and run rm Icon$'\r' To delete the icon from multiple folders at the same time, run the following command: find ~/Desktop -name Icon$'\r' -delete Replace ~/Desktop with the containing folder of the folders that you wish to ...


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Here is a easy way to change the icon. Remove Sublime Text from your dock. Open two finder windows. One with Applications and one in the folder with the new icon. Like so: Then click on Sublime Text and press CMD + i, this will bring up the Info Window for the App (Sublime Text). Like so: Now, it's as easy as this: Drag and drop the new icon onto the ...


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The easiest fix is to just open the app drawer, holding any icon until the move motion occurs, then move any application; it seems to fix it everytime it happens for me.


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This happened to me. I believe this only happens when your computer is asleep and the battery dies completely and you plug it in before you snap it out of the sleep. It is supposed to let you know that that account is the one that you are still logged in on. I still can't explain why you have to log in twice. Strange huh I'm not 100% sure though.


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Figured it out: I live outside of the regions where Apple News is available, so the app would normally be hidden in the Finder. However, I have "Show hidden files" enabled in the Finder, so the app is visible but greyed-out. Per Wikipedia: During the 2018 WWDC, Apple announced that the Apple News app would be ported to macOS and be available to ...


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Check out Icon Composer 2x. It's a replacement for Apple's Icon Composer that supports Retina Resolution Icons. You can get it here: http://www.lemonmojo.com/work#IconComposer2x I wrote the app, it's free and source code is available on Github if you're interested.


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You can use apple-kbd-dat-icon-extract.py from https://github.com/phible/scripts: curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/phible/scripts/master/apple-kbd-dat-icon-extract.py -o a.py;mkdir icons;python a.py -o icons


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How to Rebuild Launchpad Database in OS X Yosemite (10.10) and Later Go to Library folder, which is hidden. To access it, click anywhere on desktop and make sure you see word 'Finder' in the top menu near Apple logo. Press and hold alt/option key and in the top menu bar select Go and finally Library. In the Library folder, locate and open the Application ...


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If you would like to change the icon anyway, you can change the icon of any app in one of two ways (although there may be more ways to do this): Manually Find an app in the Finder, usually in your /Applications/ folder. Click on it and press ⌘I to bring up the Information panel Drag the icon file you want to use onto the application's current icon on the ...


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Since Skype 8 is an Electron app you can modify its source code. Run this command in Terminal: LC_ALL=C sed -i '' -e "s/this\._tray=new i\.Tray(this\._getTrayIconInternal()),/\/\*is\._tray=new i\.Tray(this\._getTrayIconInternal()\*\//" -e "s/initTrayMenu(){.\{7\}/initTrayMenu(){return;/" /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar ...


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Try to delete the icon cache: rm /var/folders/*/*/*/com.apple.dock.iconcache; killall Dock


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You can reset OS X's icon cache with the following commands. Just copy and paste each into a Terminal window and then reboot your Mac. sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.dock.iconcache -exec rm {} \; sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.iconservices -exec rm -rf {} \; sudo rm -rf /Library/Caches/com.apple.iconservices.store ...


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I achieved this with a simple Terminal command: defaults write /Applications/Adium.app/Contents/Info.plist LSUIElement true Per defaults(1), "Defaults allows users to read, write, and delete Mac OS X user defaults from a command-line shell." So this is actually doing the same thing as the other answers here, but without manually editing the plist file, ...


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This just happened to me and it was fixed by relaunching Finder: Alt + Right Click Finder in the Dock > Relaunch Cmd+Alt+Esc > select Finder > Relaunch


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You can use the following app called Mousecape: https://github.com/alexzielenski/Mousecape/releases/tag/0.0.5 After downloading, installing both the app and the helper app, do the following: Go to the Mousecape preferences and choose “I am left handed”. Dump the system cursors into a cape from the menu: “Capes” → “Dump Cursors” Apply the Cursor Dump cape (...


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What I do is pressing CTRL+OPTION+ESC then relaunch Finder app. Works for me.


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I'd love to be able to change the icons without an add-on. You get better visibility and much faster access. Best thing I've managed to do for easy visibility is to add emoji to the names of the folders. But of course you likely don't want to add emoji to the folders themselves. Instead you can put an alias to the folder in the sidebar, and have that alias ...


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