Application Icons show up as Cancels?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ddoolin0, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. ddoolin0 macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2011
    Whenever I add an application to my Applications folder, it first shows up as a Cancel sign. If I drag it to the desktop and put it back in, it fixes. Just curious if anyone knows why this is?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's a reminder that it's a newly-installed app, similar to the warning window that pops up when you first launch an app you installed from the web. It will also be fixed if you restart the Dock, log out and back in, reboot, or drag the Applications folder off your Dock and add it back.
  3. ToastyX, Mar 3, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011

    ToastyX macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2005
    It's not a reminder of anything. It's a bug that they haven't bothered to fix. What happens is the Dock tries to read the icon before the application has finished copying, so it can't find the icon. To avoid this problem when installing a new application, drag it to the desktop first to make a complete copy, then drag it to the Applications folder.

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