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tim15749 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Downloaded and installed security update 2013-001 for os10.6.8. This had Safari 5.1.8 bundled with it. The application works but the icon in the Dock and in the Application folder is not the usual Safari compass but an unattractive generic application icon. Doesn't really matter, just not pretty to look at in Dock. Delete and start using Firefox? Anyone else found this? Apple's subtle way of saying move on?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Safari icon
    Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,430 points)

    Tim,

     

    That problem can usually be corrected by restarting your computer.

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  • 2. Re: Safari icon
    sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)

    Drag the ugly icon out of the dock. It goes poof. Then drag the pretty icon from the Applications folder into the dock.

  • 3. Re: Safari icon
    tim15749 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm afraid restarting didn't cure anything. I've "poofed" the offending icon from the Dock but the icon in the Applications folder is just the same ugly one. I know ....live with it...life's too short. Thanks for yopur prompt responses.

  • 4. Re: Safari icon
    sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)

    What does this icon look like?

  • 5. Re: Safari icon
    15749tim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think its the icon that appears under "Places" representing Applications in the left column when you open the HD icon on the desktop. It consists of a blank page with the corners of another blank page just visible to the left and bottom underneath that page. On top of the page at an is a short ruler (at an angle) marked with divisions 0 to 10. On top of the ruler so that the whole appears as a capital 'A' is a short pencil (on the left hand side of the 'A') coloured yellow with a red eraser as its top end. On the righthand side is a slightly longer brush with a brown handle. I've managed to copy the icon image by going to 'get info' but cannot paste it into this response.

    They do say a picture is worth a thousand words. On this occassion I agree.

  • 6. Re: Safari icon
    Yellowbox Level 5 Level 5 (4,560 points)

    Hi Tim,

     

    a picture is worth a thousand words.

     

    Hold down command shift 4 and your cursor will change to cross-hairs. Drag over the part of the screen you want to capture. A ScreenShot will appear on your DeskTop. Click on Reply to a message in this thread, then click on the camera icon. Choose the Screenshot and click on Insert File. You may have to try twice. Close the Insert Image box and try again.

    Regards,

    Ian.

  • 7. Re: Safari icon
    15749tim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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    Hey it worked!

    Thanks Ian

    Now how do I change this to the pretty safari icon?

    I feel that I've learnt something that rather exceeds my first somewhat frivolous enquiry.

  • 8. Re: Safari icon
    Yellowbox Level 5 Level 5 (4,560 points)

    Hi Tim,

    Glad that the ScreenShot worked.

    I wrote: You may have to try twice.

     

    I don't know why, but I have to try twice. It may be my system or it may be a glitch in Apple Support Communities to post a ScreenShot.

     

    Now let's hear from sig about changing to the pretty Safari icon.

     

    You wrote: my first somewhat frivolous enquiry.

     

    No enquiry is frivolous.

     

    Regards,

    Ian.

  • 9. Re: Safari icon
    15749tim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not sure if this got to you but here it is:-

     

    Screen shot 2013-03-28 at 15.17.09.png

    Not very interesting and nothing like the safari icon I'd expect.

  • 10. Re: Safari icon
    Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,430 points)

    Tim,

     

    Follow the steps listed in: Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode.

     

    That procedure may clear a corrupt cache.

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  • 11. Re: Safari icon
    15749tim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks but nothing  doing re changing safari icon either in safe mode or when restarted (with some relief) in normal mode....where's Sig?

    Waiting and hoping.....words of a song in there...

     

    Tim

  • 12. Re: Safari icon
    Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,430 points)

    Tim,

     

    What do you mean by "(with some relief) in normal mode...?"

     

    Open the Applications Folder, click on Safari, and choose file "Get Info." Then take a screen shot of the Info window, and post it here.

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  • 13. Re: Safari icon
    cbs20 Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)

    I use to have a similar issue on my previous MBP. I used to fix the individual icon by opening my application folder in fan format on the dock, dragging the application to the desktop (the desktop alias would then have the correct app  icon), then drag the alias desktop icon to the application folder and this would correct the application icon in the applications folder, and finally I would delete the alias that was now located in the applications folder alongside the actual application.

  • 14. Re: Safari icon
    15749tim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

    No that didn't work. The icon remained stubbonly the same no matter where I dragged it.

    However I have managed (don't ask me how) to change the icon so it is now the Preview application icon. I was following the suggestions set out below having downloaded a safari icon (or something very similar to it). Double clicked on the icon and this opened in Preview but when I tried to copy and paste the paste option on the safari Get Info page that was greyedout. So I tried draging and dropping and there was a green plus sign over the offending "not safari" icon but when I dropped the Preview icon appeared in the top left hand corner not the downloaded icon.

    Oh.. I was logged on as the Owner and had read and write permissions

    Ho hum

     

     

     

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