MacBook :: Not Showing Icons For Installed Apps - Fixing It?
Oct 16, 2010
This is likely a Snow Leopard issue, but since it's happening on my Macbook....
Icons are (mostly) not displaying. In Finder my /Applications folder is ok, but anything new I install into it will have a name but no icon. In /Applications/Utilities no icons are showing My dock is ok, so far at least. On my Desktop (my default folder for downloads) anything downloaded will have a name but no icon. When installing a new program no icon for the app displays, just the name.
I am running a fresh install of OSX Snow Leopard, and have been trying to install some the of the fonts I was using before using Font Book. The fonts are being added successfully and validating and are enabled. They are not showing up in any of my apps however, whether that be Photoshop, or OpenOffice etc. It seems that all types of fonts have issues, Opentype, TTF, etc.
For some reason I have to install some applications via MacPort, such like ImageMagick, however, I saw other applications(e.g. vi, vim, etc) also available via macport, there are already built-in programs like vi, if I install something via macport which are already built-in, will there be any problem or the newer ones just overwrite old ones?
I installed 8 GB of Ram a couple of months ago and only 4 of the 8 are shoing up in activity monitor and in about this mac. I had been working fine I think I am pretty sure I checked. I am running in 64 bit mode btw.
With the Mission Control Application, initially when I clicked on it it would show me the screenshots of everything I had open. Recently it's been showing me the little icons of what I've got open. How do I stop this and make it go back to showing the screenshots?
Recently I've been having a problem with the way my icons are arranged. It's like the screen its moved a little bit up. There's an image to show you how it looks like when it happens (because it happens sometimes, I dunno what I causes). Also, when my mac enter sleeping mode, the login screen its moved a little bit up too.
Just got my MBA today and I've never used a mac os before, and I know when you scroll over the apps on the bottom of the screen they "zoom in", and it did work for a few minutes, but now for some reason when ever I scroll over the apps on the bottom the remain stationary unless I click them. How to change this?
Until recently, when I downloaded an app update on my iPhone, it would automatically - without syncing - remove that same app update on iTunes and vice versa. Now it does this only when I download the update to my iTunes and then sync using USB.†When I do a wired sync. I can't figure out how to make it do it again automatically.
I downloaded a bunch of icons. After unpacking they show like unix executable files or they look like "document" files. I try renaming them with extenstions: .icns and .jpg, but with no luck. And I've tried to open the info box and mark the icon in it and then press delete, but no luck there to
I have had 10.6 on my early 2008 macbook for about 2 weeks. One of the first things i noticed was the fact that my hardrive that 10.6 is installed on is not showing up on my desktop like it used to in 10.5. Has any one else had this problem. I have also updated to 10.6.1 but that did not sort the problem out.
well this just started fairly and I really have no idea why, basically when I download a new app like powder game or desmemu for example, the icons will not show, it shows that sort of "paper with the pencil and ruler ect that makes a 'A' mark at the bottom right" icon :/
Is there a way to fix this? I rebuilt the cache and stuff and it didn't fix it.
I've been told that if you buy a new Mac it will show iLife '11 as installed in the Mac App Store so that you can then install the iLife '11 apps on your other macs without having to re-purchase iLife '11 on each computer.¬† I have a 2010 MacBook Pro and a 2011 MacBook Pro and I've signed into the Mac App Store using the same account on each computer but the iLife '11 app still shows as being purchaseable from both computers.¬† Any advice on how to get this to show as installed so that I can install it on my 2010 MBP without re-purchasing it?¬†
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
I successfully installed OS 10.10.1 on my IMac (and it shows as being installed) however there is another line item that shows an available update for 10.10.1...how to get rid of the available update ... that is already installed?¬†
When I try to attach a file into hotmail message, nothing happens and I lose the icons showing attachment options.¬† In addition the email states that the attachment ID has a bad format.¬† This problem just surfaced this week.¬† Never had this in the past year and a half!
For some reason a whole bunch of new icons showed up in my Launchpad all of a sudden. I haven't installed anything new that I know of, but I'm wondering if this happened after an Apple update. Here is a screencap:†[URL]. What these little script icons are for? They do not exist on my other Macs.
my HD fried so I just installed a new 250GB HD about 20mins ago. It's not showing up on the disk utility. It shows one for 4.8GB but not the 250GB? bad connection? I'll try to reconnect it again. It's a Seagate, same brand as I took out of my 1.66 intel Mac mini.
I got the Agua version and I'm on the newest version of Snow Leopard. I would post a screen shot if I knew how to. But when I open OpenOffice in Applications you get the start screen where you usually get to choose between the different programs. First of all on the text "Welcome to openoffice", the bottom half of "Welcome to" is missing. And then all the icons below are kind of stacked onto each other so you can only access some of them and its impossible to see what the icons does, cause the text for them also run into each other.
I don't know when this started happening, but all of a sudden in coverflow all the images display as their file type icon, not the preview of the image, which defeats the purpose of coverflow. Anyone know how this happened and how to switch it back?
Incidentally, all the icons show for Xee, the image browsing app, which I'm using only because Preview is being a jerk and constantly displaying itself in my secondary monitor, which I keep off most of the time (it's a wacom cintiq, and it's distracting to have turned on when not in use). If I can somehow fix this all by fixing preview and getting rid of Xee, I certainly would.
The icons for the songs on one of my albums are wrong. How can I correct them to show the correct icons? I've tried the "get album artwork" but it doesn't put the correct icon on the song. (There was a volume 1 and a volume 2 and all the icons are from volume 1).
Yesterday I accidentally opened Terminal and didn't realize it until after I typed into it and hit a few returns. I thought nothing of it until today. When I started up all of the desktop icons were ghosted or transparent. The Dock apps look fine, and everything seems to work OK. There are odd .DS_Store files everywhere and other files that start with a dot that I've heard are supposed to be invisible.
I've looked around and found out that it's a Finder problem that can be corrected by typing something into Terminal. That's how I realized I must have messed it up yesterday when I accidentally typed into the Terminal.†What code I need to enter into Terminal to restore it to the default settings.†I have a Dual 2.7 GHz PowerPC G5 with OS 10.4.11, and other than this problem it works great.