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    Safari Icon
    I've changed a number of icons on my MBP. Recently, my Safari icon has reverted back to its original icon. But, when I try to change it back using Copy and Paste, nothing happens. I tried doing the same with another application and it seems to be working. Why is Safari being stubborn with its icon. I've had the altered icon for a few weeks now.

    What gives?

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    Did you make sure you clicked on the icon so it's highlighted before you hit Apple + V?

    EDIT: Because I have done that on quite a few occasions lol

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    Yes, I made sure of that. Its being weird. That and the mail icon changed back. I was able to change the mail icon but safari is being pig-headed.

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    Try a permissions fix. (Some days I'm more superstitious than usual.)

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    I repaired permissions and verified permissions twice. I fear that the last step is using my install discs to repair the drive. But, when I use Disk Utility, it does not recognize any problems.

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    Don't bother with the DVD's Disk Utility. This is the same thing without all the bother:

    Restart the computer while holding down the Command and S keys until white type on a black background flows up the screen.

    When the type stops flowing, the cursor will be at the bottom. Type in "fsck -fy" (without the quotes but with the space) and hit return.

    When it finishes, and if the report says the disk was modified, even if the report also says the disk is now OK, run it again.

    To reboot normally, type "reboot" or "exit" (without the quotes) and hit return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Study View Post
    Don't bother with the DVD's Disk Utility. This is the same thing without all the bother:

    Restart the computer while holding down the Command and S keys until white type on a black background flows up the screen.

    When the type stops flowing, the cursor will be at the bottom. Type in "fsck -fy" (without the quotes but with the space) and hit return.

    When it finishes, and if the report says the disk was modified, even if the report also says the disk is now OK, run it again.

    To reboot normally, type "reboot" or "exit" (without the quotes) and hit return.
    Alright, I'm goign to try that. I'll let you know what happens.

    It says the disk is ok, without any mention of modification.

    Ok, I did that. And I still have the same problem. I'm getting annoyed. WTF is the problem with this god**** icon?

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    Try clearing it with command X or command delete first as something is wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torchy View Post
    Try clearing it with command X or command delete first as something is wrong.
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    Ok, I'll try that. Let you know what happens.

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    Nothing. I'm speechless. This ****ing icon is testing my patience. I think it wants to die.

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    Do a Get Info on the Safari icon and check the Ownership & Permissions at the bottom. See if it says Read & Write.

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    I didn't think it was relevant, but I did upgrade my memory from 512MB to 2GB this morning. As soon as the computer booted up with the new memory, my mail and safari icons reverted back to default. Mail was changed back to its altered one, but since then, safari has been steadfast in its stance to **** me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Study View Post
    Do a Get Info on the Safari icon and check the Ownership & Permissions at the bottom. See if it says Read & Write.
    Everything says read and write. I can live with the icon. But, its eating me up inside that I can't figure out what the issue is.

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    This article sounds like it dates back to Panther, but check out numbers 3 and four in the list.

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    **sigh**

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