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Why doesn't the Mac Finder update when icons change?

Certain versions of the Mac Finder have a bug that prevents it from updating properly and showing icon changes.

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Why are my icons behaving strangely in the Finder?

You may not have all icon resources in your icon file or your Finder may be caching old versions of the icon.

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What are custom icons used for exactly?

Custom icons are a visual way to quickly identify and locate various files and folders on your computer's desktop.

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What is iPulse?

iPulse is a compact and clever application that monitors the inner workings of Mac OS X like CPU usage, RAM and more.

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Why do my Mac icons look blurry in the Finder?

Most likely you are looking at icons that were created for the Classic Mac OS, and are missing the newer, larger resources.

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How do I use your desktop pictures on my Mac?

Simply save the picture to the destination of your choice and then use the System Prefs to make the picture active.

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I can't seem to paste a custom Mac icon. What's wrong?

Many factors can prevent custom icons from being applied to Mac files or folders including locked items and more.

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How do I use your wallpapers on my iPhone?

Save the picture to either your iPhoto library (Mac) or your My Pictures folder (PC), sync via iTunes and set the wallpaper.

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Can I add a background picture to an OS X disk image?

Yes, but the trick is to make sure the picture you are adding is in a subfolder of the disk you are creating.

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How do I report a bug or submit a suggestion?

We encourage you to use our Contact page to submit any problems or general requests you may have with iPulse.

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