Application Icon Not Visible From Dock Display-How to Fix?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Silverstring, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Silverstring macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2005
    For some reason, some icons (Twitter for Mac) among them, are not showing up when I click the application folder in the dock. COMPLETELY not showing, as if they don't exist, not even with the white place holder and "anti-" sign (circle with a diagonal line through it) placeholder as sometimes happens with OS X. Doesn't matter if I show list, or grid, or automatic, there is no icon for Twitter for Mac at all, nothing between Tweetdeck and Typinator.

    However, when I go to the finder and click on the Applications folder, it is there. In between Tweetdeck and Typinator as it should be. The applications can be launched as well, so they were installed properly.

    Any reason for the disconnect? Why it would show up in one place but not the other? I always thought the dock folder was supposed to be an exact mirror.

    Does anyone know how to fix?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Drag the Applications folder off the Dock and let go.... poof!
    Now drag the Applications folder from Finder to the Dock to re-create it.
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    To make it look like a folder again, right-click on it and select Display As > Folder
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    If that didn't work, it could be that you have more than one Applications folder. But, you haven't given enough information (location) for anyone to help out, if that's the case.

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