Problem with application icon in the dock

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  1. jcdx macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I am very new to Apple and Mac.
    I tried to change the application icons in the dock. I did it as I read it in the net.
    Right klick the application folder (Finder) -> Get info -> copied the desired icon from somewhere -> cmd+v to change the icon
    That actually worked out.
    But now the strange part. When I drag the icon into the dock it automatically changes into the "Address Book" icon. What could have happend? All other icons I changed work.
    To have the "Address Book" icon for the application folder in the dock is really annoying. Also deleting the icon completely did not work out.

    I am grateful for all suggestions.
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    #2
    If I'm getting you correctly, you are looking for this:

    Right click on the Address Book icon (or the Application Stack) and select 'Display as' 'Folder'.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Right click on the Applications folder icon in the Dock and select DISPLAY AS FOLDER, maybe that changes the icon in the Dock to your chosen icon.

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  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    ...because you now have it set to 'Stack'. The way it interprets that, the first item in the actual folder will appear in the Dock. A Stack is just a representation of a Folder in the Dock. Thus, the Display As Stack option is rather clumsily named. It should say Display > First Item or > As Folder.
     

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