How do I do a [icon] name change?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by *old-guy*, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. *old-guy* macrumors regular

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    #1
    I feel really stupid having to ask this but I have been searching for the answer and trying different stuff for over an hour with no luck. :(

    How can I change the name under an icon on the desktop?
    Cheers,
    Steve.
     
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Highlight the icon you want to change and then press enter. Or you can right-click the icon and click on "Get Info." Find the "Name & Extension" column and type whatever name you want.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Just click the name - wait a second then click again.
     
  4. *old-guy* thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    Thanks Guys.
    First answer worked, second answer didn't.
    Maybe my seconds are longer/shorter than normal, lol
     
  5. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    What are you talking about. That wont work;):D
     
  6. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    #7
    The "click" technique will work, the second click just has to be over the name and not the icon itself, I use this technique all the time.
     
  7. zaya macrumors newbie

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    #8
    This will NEVER work...Oh wait...it works every time. Nevermind.
     
  8. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    Bit late to this but...I just click on the icon and press Enter/return.
     
  9. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    #10
    Yeah, just like post #2 said to do! :D Sorry, couldn't pass it up! ;)
     
  10. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    Hehe. :eek:
    I read it (honest!) just only saw the part about 'get info'.. :)
     

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