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    VLC icon missing?

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    VLC icon missing?
    Hello, I became a Macbook Pro owner for the first time and so far I'm loving it but it appears I have to face my first problem. I have downloaded the VLC player and I've installed it, everything went fine, I dragged the VLC icon into the applications folder in the dock but whenever I go into applications the icon is missing. However, when I click it, it works fine. How could I fix it?

    Thank you for the answers

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    VLC icon missing?
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    If the application runs fine, then it is simply installed elsewhere. Open up Spotlight, enter in VLC and when it shows up in the list, simply mouse over it. The tooltip that comes up will show you where it is installed.
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    VLC icon missing?

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    I see, but how do I get the icon to work ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertHenry View Post
    I see, but how do I get the icon to work ?
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    However, when I click it, it works fine. How could I fix it?
    It works does it not?

    If you want to application in your /Applications folder, simply move it there.
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    VLC icon missing?

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    Hmm, I don't think you understand, for instance look at Adium. While using it, the icon is there, but in Applications it's missing.


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    Move it out of the applications folder, reboot then move it back in... seems to work for most people.

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    VLC icon missing?

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    ok, problem solved, I moved it from the application folder and moved it back in and that did the job. Thank you everyone

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    VLC icon missing?
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    No problem

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