Grayed out application icon with slash

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  1. imanidiot macrumors 6502a

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    After upgrading iBank, I now have the iBank icon in the dock, as usual. However in the applications folder, I have a grayed-out Password Assistant icon (overlayed with the circle/slash symbol) with "iBank" below it, as though that were the iBank icon. iBank functions fine, but I don't understand this. Also, mysteriously, also in the applications folder, I have an Applications folder icon in the top (alphabetically) row. I'm not sure what's going on here. (Hope I'm making myself clear).

    Did a search here but didn't come up with anything.
     
  2. imanidiot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Update

    Fixed the iBank icon by remounting the disk image and dragging it to the Apps Folder. However, I still have the "App folder" icon in the, um, App folder. ?
     
  3. steveca macrumors 6502

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    sometimes it happens to me too. When I reboot or switch back on it comes ok
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's normal to have the grayed-out circle/slash icon. When you initially install an app, that symbol appears to let you know it's a newly-installed app. You can clear it, using one of several methods:
    • Log out and back in.
    • Restart the Dock.
    • Drag the Applications folder off the Dock and drag a new copy from Macintosh HD/Applications to the Dock.
     
  5. imanidiot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    I've also found that after opening the application a few times it eventually will turn into the correct icon. I imagine that this is just the long version of what was stated in the other post with the three methods.
     

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