Applying an .icns file...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by amacgenius, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. amacgenius macrumors 68000

    amacgenius

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    #1
    I made an MR .icns file in iconcomposer (in the developer folder in Mac OS X) and I want to apply it to a link on my desktop to the MR Marketplace, how exactly would I go about doing that, I have the .icns file and the .webloc file.

    Help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

    (Here's the icon (top) and the webloc file (bottom).)

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  2. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Just do the get info of one item copy the icon and paste it to the info of the other item..
     
  3. amacgenius thread starter macrumors 68000

    amacgenius

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    Problem with that Ben, look what happens.

    (Before pasting)
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    (After pasting)
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    That ^ problem is why I started this thread... ;)
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Edit: Way too slow... :eek:

    Try opening the icns file in icon composer (or preview) and copy from that... then it will work. :)
     
  5. amacgenius thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Read my above post it has results in pictures, I knew that but it didn't work, hence why I posted this thread. :)
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Open the .icns in Icon Composer, copy it to the clipboard, then paste it into the webloc's info panel.
     
  7. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    oh you have preview for images on... well i would get iconographer and export as a new resource file... but for the dev tools.. ah just open in the IconComposer and copy it and then paste it.
     
  8. amacgenius thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks Ben! That fixed my problem :D.

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    This thread can be locked/moved or whatever you guys do ;).
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    That's why I was editing my post like mad while you answered it... :eek: ;)

    And again when I knew it worked... :)
     
  10. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    For future reference, it might be easier to download the free icns2icon (Google it-the site's down). It will take your .icns file and make an empty document with the icon applied to it.

    reality
     
  11. randyhudson macrumors regular

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    Opening an icns file with Icon Composer and copying it doesn't work. An icns file contains Images of multiple resolutions. Pasting into the info window only pastes one of those images, so you lose the 16x16 icon.
     

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