OS X :: Unable To Delete Icons / Application Showing Icons On Desktop

Oct 24, 2009

On my desktop the little disk image icons are coming up when i open certain applications. I wanna make them disappear, but still be able to see ipods, cds, and external drives.

Also(somewhat irrelevant), occasionally when i open firefox, it asks me to drag it in the applications folder, but it's already there. please help. its so annooying

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Mar 7, 2010

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Apr 29, 2012

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Feb 18, 2012

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May 8, 2012

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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.

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Jun 13, 2012

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Jan 31, 2010

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Feb 21, 2009

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OS X :: Application Launch Failure On G4 - Cant See Icons On Desktop Or Open Word

Sep 28, 2010

I started up my computer and don't see any of the icons or HD icon on my desktop, but can see the image and the toolbar pops up on the bottom. I can run safari, itunes, iphoto, etc. but when I click on MS word or PP I get this message: Application Launch Failure The application "Word" could not be launched because of a shared library error: "D<Microsoft Word><Apple;Carbon;Multimedia><CFMPriv_DVComponentGlue><>" I can upload docs as attachments, but can't open any microsoft stuff. What should I do? My roommate has a new version of MS office I could install, should I do this?

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OS X :: No Icons/no Desktop On Imac - How To Get Back Icons

Dec 15, 2008

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Feb 20, 2009

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Dragging Audio Files From One Application To The Desktop All Icons Disappears?

Jul 6, 2012

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Jul 23, 2007

Anyone come across a problem where all the desktop icons disappear? I also cannot right click on my desktop to bring up a contextual menu, my machine appears to be running faultlessly apart from that. I have run Onyx to reset permissions and have checked the disk but cannot seem to find anything wrong.

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OS X :: Unable To Remove / Delete Icons From Dock

Feb 23, 2010

I am unable to remove / delete icons from the dock - any idea why? Once apon a time I could just drag and drop onto the desktop in a cloud of smoke, or drag to Trash. Not any more. I have tried the following; repairing disk permissions; 'killall dock' command using terminal; checked parental control is OFF; deleting the [URL] files from Macintosh HD,Users,Library,Preferences.

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Intel Mac :: Unable To Remove Icons From Desktop

Mar 27, 2012

I am unable to remove the following icons from my desktop; Keys, iChat, Console, Activity Monitor. Looking for an explanation as to why this can not be done by dragging and dropping on the desktop.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jun 9, 2012

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Feb 20, 2008

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Sep 6, 2014

How does one arrange icons from left to right a Windows.  I would like the Mac disk icon in the upper left of the window followed by app and file icons to appear in alphabetical order from left to right.  I know it will go vertically and then to the next row. 

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Mar 20, 2012

I place document icons in my finder sidebar, and sometime later they change to folder icons. Does not matter which application they come from, it seems to happen to them all, but they are still linked to the correct documents.

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Feb 27, 2006

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'm using OS X 10.4.5

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Jun 6, 2012

They're still accessible through finder, but now I can't drag-and-drop anything (at all) to the desktop. It was fine a minute ago before I shut down and rebooted my laptop. Restarts and switching users does nothing. I'm using Mac OSX Lion 10.7.4.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: How To Change Application Icons

Dec 12, 2009

I have a couple of software word processing applications that just show a bent upper corner on a blank sheet with the letters 'TXT' on the bottom for an icon in Snow Leopard. How can I make the application (any application) display a custom icon unique to each application instead of the generic looking icon (described above), when I save a file. I also am now getting a similar bent corner icon ...with XLS when I save an Excel file ...instead of the one it used to generate when I was using Tiger. The default icon in Tiger had a green colored header on the top of the default icon when you saved a file. It also had the Excel icon in the upper left corner. I can see the default icon for Excel when I do the get info ...but it doesn't display like that when I have the file in a folder. How can I get it to display the correct icon when in icon view in a folder? I know how to change an icon to a custom one individually ...or quantities all at once by copy and paste in Get Info window. I'm wanting to have the application 'create' the desired icon when I am finished making a new file from an application by itself without having to copy/paste to change it to the one I want.

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Aug 10, 2010

Why don't I see "normal" applications icons on my desktop? At startup, the PowerPoint files on my desktop have the normal PowerPoint icon...but after a few seconds, that normal icon is replaced by a plain gray box. The same is true for all of my MS Office applications and icons. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files all have the same gray-box icon, making it harder to identify them by sight. How do I get the normal application icons to stay visible? I'm running Mac OS 10.6.4

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May 1, 2010

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Dec 7, 2009

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.

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OS X :: File Icons Not Showing Up In Finder...

Feb 14, 2010

This started happening a few days ago...I thought my Hard drive was dying or something, but disk utility says its fine.

Here is a screenshot of my utilities folder to show what I mean...anyone know whats up?

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OS X :: Application (skype And Firefox) Icons On Right

Mar 8, 2009

I just bought my first Mac (iMac) and am a complete noob to OS X. I installed couple of applications -- skype and firefox -- and now i've these 2 icons on the right side of my desktop. The icons have the logo's of the corresponding applications. I want to know if I can delete these to unclutter and how. If I click on "Finder --> Eject disk", I get the warning "The disk 'skype' is in use and could not be ejected". Did I goof up while installing these apps??

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OS X :: Some Application Icons Won't Stay In Dock

May 17, 2009

For some reason, my iTunes icon has decided that it won't stay in the Dock. When I open it, it will sit on the right of the dock, like any application that doesn't have a permanent place on the Dock. It shouldn't - it always used to live in the middle. However, if I drag it back there, it stays in place about 1 second, and then shoots back over to the right again. Even if I select "Keep in Dock" from the context menu, that clears as soon as it moves back to the right. As soon as I shut down iTunes, the icon disappears. I've done a lot of searching and it seems that loads of people have suffered this problem with various apps (i.e. it's not iTunes specific), but I've not yet found a solution. Some people have suggested it's a .Mac/mobile me syncing issue, but I've turned syncing off, reset syncing data, overwriting the mobile me Dock with my Mac Dock, everything I can think off - besides, the icon moves to the right so quickly that it's not had time to sync. Another suggestion I've seen is deleting com.apple.dock.plist, logging out and back in again. Even doing this and starting with a "virgin" Dock still sees iTunes refusing to stay. I've tried repairing disk permissions too.

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OS X :: Application Icons Become Invisible On Dock?

Sep 23, 2009

Just noticed this happening in SL the last few days - app icons in my dock are starting to become invisible. The white dot underneath shows that it is running, but there is no icon. The icons are present on the apps themselves, but also do not show up when I look at stacks. Is it just yet another SL bug? Just to add: killing the Dock doesn't fix it, quitting the Finder doesn't fix it, and restarting the computer doesn't fix it.

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