Software :: Desktop Doesn't Show Any Icons - How To Get Back Icons

Sep 29, 2008

i am a tad stumped by this issue i'm having right now with my new imac. i noticed one day that none of my desktop aliases show any longer. in fact if i go to the desktop folder through finder my files and such show in there however none of my aliases nor those files show on the actual desktop. another thing i've noticed is that whenever i now try to drag and drop anything to the desktop whether it be a URL from safari or an alias i made in finder the dragged item simply just drags itself back to where i pulled it from.

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

Dec 15, 2008

Powered up my Imac today..goes through the usual gyrations get to a blue background but no icons present..not locked just no icons and cannot pull down any menus..

ran disk utility off off OSX fixed some block count on a .pub file but still get same thing after restart..

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OS X :: No Desktop Icons - How To Put Icons Back On Desktop

Feb 20, 2008

Okay, I'm having some problems with my Powerbook. Yesterday, I upgraded Firefox. When re-opening after the upgrade, I had a kernel panic. I restarted my computer and figured I would be good to go. Well, after logging back in, I found that Finder was acting up and I no longer had any desktop icons. Now, clicking the Finder icon in the dock will open a new Finder window just fine. If I go to the Desktop from there, all my icons are still there. So, I decided to restart my computer and see if that made a difference.

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OS X :: How To Get The Images Back To Show Up - Way To Change Icons

Jul 14, 2009

recently, when I right click my icon, and bring up "get info" of the application. The picture in the top left corner, the one you are suppose to copy and paste the new icon image into is not showing up as the image of the application. It is just the standard like jpeg image paper preview icon thing. =] how to get the images back to show up? So I can change my icons?

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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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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Desktop Icons Not Show Up Or No Program Will Launch After Login

Feb 18, 2012

My Mac started doing this a few weeks ago, where after login it all kind of collapses. Sometimes the desktop icons won't show up, or Hear (which runs on startup) will get stuck loading for a long time. Sometimes everything seems fine but no programs will launch, or the dock won't respond.So far I've done an Onyx cleanup run, a Disk Verify and Repair. Permissions Verify and Repair and even did the good old Command+R on startup and reinstalled Lion. It worked the first time and then it went back to its old antics.I'm afraid if its a corrupted file and even if I get a new Mac then when I restore from Time Machine it'll carry over.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Magic Mouse

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OS X Mavericks :: When Starting MAC On Home Page With Icons / How To Arrange Icons Alphabetically Left To Right

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. 

MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2008), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), late 2008

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To View Program Icons - Double Tap Shows Icons

Feb 20, 2009

I have to hit program folder twice to see the icons in this folder.I have a 17" 2.9 GHZ Unibody,
When I go into the finder and hit "Programs" the folder opens but no icons are shown, If I hit it a second time (via left menu in window) they are shown roght away.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Sidebar Document Icons Change To Folder Icons?

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.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: How To Set Icons To Show As Pics

Jun 13, 2009

Up until recently when I had a folder open it would show the file icons as the file (i.e. a thumbnail of a picture would be the icon of the jpg file). Now it shows the preview icon, the program it would use to access the file. How do I set it back to show the thumbnails?

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MacBook Pro :: Desktop Icons Disappeared - Can't Drag-and-drop Anything (at All) To The Desktop

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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MacBook Air :: How To Get The Icons On The Dock To Show Up

Aug 26, 2014

When I turned on my computer, all the icons on the dock didn't show up. I know that they are there because when I put my mouse over it, the name shows up. They also work perfectly fine when i click on them, just the icon itself isn't showing up. How do I get them to show up?

MacBook Air

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OS X :: Changing Dock Background - Folder Icons And App Icons?

May 1, 2010

First off, I've searched the forums, but can't find an answer -- sorry if I missed something.Just got a new machine running 10.6.3 -- ugh, the dock and folders and so on look like clunky Windows junk :-(I miss my simple, elegant 10.4.11 dock ...I don't want to add novelty icons or that kind of thing, I just want a borderless dock that's semi-transparent or clear. And apparently all the apps out there to change the dock background don't work with Snow Leopard.I know CandyBar can help me with the folder icons and app icons, but as far as I can tell, not the actual dock background.

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OS X :: Desktop Icons Disappeared / Unable To Do Right Click On Desktop?

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.

Running OSX 10.10 on a quad core 2.66 Mac Pro.

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Mac Mini :: Won't Show Icons / After Internet Is Connected

Jan 12, 2011

I am still getting used to Appple with my new Mini. I am still missing stuff I would like to have on the Mini. Like the icon in the task bar on window OS / You know, the icon that show when my internet is connected???? the little tv screens.....
I found a Icon site. but do not understand what some of them are.
I am also having difficulty understanding how to bookmark easily in Safari like I do with Firefox etc?

Safari does not seem to offer me the option to bookmark a page and "choose "exactly where to place it. and also make a new folder in bookmark menu> all in one operation>>> also cant seem to get my bookmarks to stay in the left of screen. when open bookmark they open in a whole window... instead of on the left side of screen in folders ;like I am used to in XP. also is there a built in image capture program in Apple software... like "Hoversnap" In my window mchs ? I push the shift key and "print screen" keys at the same time and it save screen shots.

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OS X :: Icons Of Open Applications Don't Show On Dock?

Jun 30, 2010

About a week ago I noticed that my open application icons weren't showing up in the dock. The only icons that will are the ones permanently docked there. I don't recall any software installations or setting changes I made, but its very possible I unknowingly changed something.

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Safari :: Show Icons Instead Of Names In Bookmark Bar?

Apr 9, 2012

Safari shows websites' names in the bookmark bar (instead of icons). They are all grey against a grey background, which is really uninspiring.

On PC it is possible to display websites icons (in their original colour). In fact the default mode is icon. Anyway to to do that on Safari / Mac?


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MacBook Air :: How To Permanently Show Mail Attachments As Icons

Jun 6, 2014

How to permanently show mail attachments as icons?

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Get A Home Folder And Get The Macintosh HD And Other Disk Icons To Show Up

May 18, 2012

I don't like the way they took away the screen appearence in Lion. I mant my home folder back and I want to be able to see my Macintosh HD icons plus other things like my attached computers when connected.

iMac (24-inch), Mac OS X (10.7.3), MacBook 13in, ipad 2

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OS X :: How To Restore Icons Back To Defaults

Nov 26, 2010

I recently changed the dock and most of the icons to custom ones and I would like to restore them all back to default. But since I no longer have the originals, I can't just copy paste each and everyone back. So how would I do this? I tried installing the combo updater hoping it would overwrite it all, but no go. I just found you can get info on an icon and then press delete or cmd+X, but it doesn't work on Mail. It erases the icon and gives me the generic "no icon" icon (white paper with writing utensils).

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OS X :: Restoring Back To My Default Icons?

Feb 17, 2009

I'm in need of changing my icons back to the factory normals.

Any way to do it automatically?

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App Store :: Icons Disappeared - How To Get Back Again

May 28, 2012

My icons disappeared what should I do?

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OS X :: Can Lock Desktop Icons

Sep 21, 2010

Does anyone know if there's a way to lock my desktop icons (so my curious kids don't mistakenly - or not so mistakenly - move stuff around or into trash). My desktop is kept fairly simple (icons for the various HDs and folders for homework). We've also had the issue of items going *poof* from the dock - which is an easily fixable issue - but a little bit of a nuisance to have to retrieve from time to time.

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OS X :: Icons Gone From Desktop - How To Restore

Oct 19, 2010

I have a mac ibook G4. Okay all the icons on my desktop have vanished, including my hard drive icon. I cannot access finder. I cannot open CD's when I put them in the computer.

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OS X :: How To Hide The Ext. HDD Icons In Desktop

Jan 20, 2009

How can I hide the ext. HDD icons in desktop?

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OS X :: How To Set Desktop Items Name Appear Beside Icons

Feb 10, 2009

I've noticed in the February desktops thread (in the Pictures category) that some people have their drive icon names appearing beside the icon rather than beneath it. How do you do this? Also, some of the photos show the size of the drive as well as how much space is left. How do you do this? See this post for what I'm talking about. [URL]. Also, in that same post, what the program is that shows the currently playing track on iTunes?

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OS X :: Cannot Move Desktop Icons?

Mar 29, 2009

I am trying to move my desktop icons around my screen but it appears as if they are locked.

Know of anyway I could ''unlock them'' and move them around to sit where I want them to.

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OS X :: ADC To DVI For G4 - Icons On Desktop Stretching

Apr 5, 2010

I recently purchased an ADC to DVI adapter for my G4. I'm connecting a 20'' Gateway Monitor. First everything was okay. But the icons on the desktop were stretching a little. So I changed the resolution and the monitor went into a sleep mode. I restarted the computer, and the Apple logo appears but the monitor falls back into sleep mode. WTF? I disconnected, reconnected, tried about everything. I connected the monitor to my Dell and it works fine.

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OS X :: Desktop Icons Moving To The Right?

May 13, 2010

I've tried everything posted here... terminal, filezilla, Finder view options, etc. Nothing has worked. After startup, my desktop icons all move to the right. This just started happening a couple of days ago. I'm on OS 10.6.3.

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OS X :: How To Hide Desktop Icons

Jun 17, 2010

How do I hide desktop icons?

I was searching for ways, but it seems that was with older versions because I can't find a general button under preferences on my imac.

I found how to change the size of them and arrange them, but I can't find a way to hide them..

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