lC0n MaDdne5S!!!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Lz0, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. Lz0 macrumors regular

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    Who's sick of their icons just deciding to hop onto a differnet file?

    Finding a word doc icon on their empty trash dialogue box, or a very broken looking icon on a series of jpg's but not on all of them.

    Come on Apple this has been going on long enough, it's time this was fixed.
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    This odd problem has been around since Panther was introduced. I don't know why Apple hasn't fixed it yet either. When this happens, I usually get one of four different things:
    1. A random icon belonging to something else
    2. An icon consisting of scaled down versions of other icons tiled together
    3. A garbage icon
    4. No icon at all

    Sometimes I get 2 AND 3 also. Force quitting the Finder clears it up temporarily, until it decides to come back on its own.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wow, this is interesting. Does it hit certain kinds of files, or what? I've never seen it before. I wonder what triggers it.

    The closest thing I had, is that when I re-downloaded and installed Firefox recently, somehow, even though there were icons in the contents folder, the app showed up with the default MacOS application icon, instead of the firefox icon. I couldn't figure out how to fix this, and I didn't feel like deleting and re-installing again, so I finally googled around for a more interesting FF icon and threw it into the app in place of the original icon, which shows up fine (thanks to wrldwizard showing me how, that is ;)).
     
  5. zim macrumors 65816

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    Same comment as above, relaunch the finder from the force quite window.

    I usually only find that my icons start swapping after 2 or 3 weeks or up time (I then just either do a relaunch of the finder or log out. Some times I reboot but that means having to quitting all my apps etc..). The relaunch or log out trick will work.
     
  6. Lz0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    For me it can start within minutes of a restart. I haven't tested this theory yet but running IE seems to start it happening ... I'll do some tests.
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    My home folder on the work G5 has now decided it's a calculator.

    No matter how often I put my icon back, it reverts back to being a little calculator... guess it's trans-iconic.
     
  8. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, never seen this behavior...although I shut down my computer regularly.
     
  9. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    So it wasn't my mind playing tricks on me

    1 day after i changed the icon of my then 1 day old FW drive on my now 1 week old mini, the icon changed to the one i chose for the internal HD.

    Never used IE so that didn't trigger it here.
    I did install firefox

    I'm ok with the drive icon for now. I do hope it doesn't start messing up more.
     

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