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count chocula
Apr 22, 2006, 06:05 PM
post your favorite custom icons and where to find them (please)

Apr 23, 2006, 10:42 AM
Try this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=177214&highlight=finder+screenshot), and this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=147910&highlight=icon+sets) one, how about this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=128499&highlight=icon+sets) one, and maybe this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=159803&highlight=icon+sets) thread as well.
Or maybe just use the search function :rolleyes: ... Sorry if that was a bit harsh


count chocula
Apr 23, 2006, 11:17 AM
not quite what i was looking for, but thanks for the help:rolleyes:

Apr 23, 2006, 11:33 AM
if you're going to start a thread like this, you should share your's first too. and require links be added so others can find 'em easily enough.

count chocula
Apr 23, 2006, 11:36 AM
my mac doesnt have wireless, i've been on my dell. i wanted to hook up my clamshell so i could try out some new icons (i just found out you can change them), but i'm on crutches right now with a broke ankle, so i couldn't hook it up to ethernet. i dont have any custom icons yet:(

Apr 23, 2006, 12:30 PM
How do you get those icons to take place of your current ones?

count chocula
Apr 23, 2006, 12:35 PM
Before editing stuff like this, you must backup the stuff you are changing. Firstly, these system files weren't made for editing (which is why it's hard to find them) so editing them may mess up your system, though it's unlikely. Also, you may want to switch back after realising you hate the new icon, but this is hard if you don't back up! One last thing - most of these methods need admin priveleges.

The finder icon is found at /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents. Replace this with the one you desire. Remember to rename the replacement so it matches the old icon's name, or there will be problems!

You can replace Safari by going to your applications folder, and finding Safari. Once it is selected, press comm+I, and a window will pop up. In the top left, there is a small preview of your current icon. Once you have located your replacement icon, add this to the clipboard, click the "small preview", and press comm+v.

Trash is located in the same folder as Finder. There are "full" and "empty" variations. You can replace both of these with your desired icons. One again, remember to rename the replacements so they match the old icons' names!

To edit dashboard, first locate it in your applications folder. Using the same method as editing Safari's icon, paste your new icon in it's place.

You can start finding icons at a site like http://www.iconfactory.com, which is great.

Good luck in your system editing!

i havent tried this myself yet

Apr 23, 2006, 12:52 PM
My two favorites are:
AlBook icons by Laurent Baumann here (http://ave.ambitiouslemon.com/)
iSystem icons by David Lanham here (http://iconfactory.com/preview.asp?type=search&id=230&query=lanham)

They are the ones I've found with the most complete sets, including Applications.

If you're going to change your icons a lot (like I do) you might want to invest in Candybar. It's a nice app for not much money. Link (http://www.panic.com/candybar/)

count chocula
Apr 23, 2006, 12:54 PM
nice, thanks for posting

Apr 23, 2006, 01:56 PM
How do you get those icons to take place of your current ones?1. Click on the icon you want to use
2. Press Command-C (copy)
3. Click the icon you want to change
4. Press Command-I (or right-click > Get Info)
5. Click on the icon in the top left of the Get Info window
6. Then press Command-V (Paste)