Removing 'Recently Installed Program' icon?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DudeMartin, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. DudeMartin macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2010
    Chicago, Illinois

    Earlier today I asked a question here and got very useful responses, so let's try again :D!

    Now about the title, I couldn't figure out what to call it besides the Recently Installed Program icon ... of course that's not the real name for it though.

    The picture is here:


    The icon that I want you to look at is 'ScreenFlow.' Usually, when I install a program that icon is there until I open it once (and it asks, it was downloaded from the Internet, are you sure you want to open?). However, this icon did not go away after opening it once, in fact, I opened it multiple times.

    Does anyone know how to make the icon appear as it does on the Dock when opened?

    Thanks a lot!
  2. 0hy3ah macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2011
    I've had that happen a few times to me, tonight actually! I have no real rhyme or reason... but it never lasts, for me at least! Normally after a restart or just shutting down for the night and coming back the next day the normal (real) icon appears. Hope it does for you too! :)
  3. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
  4. DudeMartin thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2010
    Chicago, Illinois
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    Okay, I rarely restart my laptop so I will have to do that then.

    Thanks guys!
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    If the restart didn't fix this, here's something else you could try:

    Click the suspect icon so it's selected then press Command + I to Get Info on it. In the Get Info window click the icon in the upper left corner (it will get the selection highlight around it) and then press Delete. If this works, the correct icon will take it's place and you can close the Get Info window. If not, it was worth a try.

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