Change Dock Icons

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by thechris69, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. thechris69 macrumors 6502

    thechris69

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    I used the app candybar to change the icons on my dock, great little app, but the trial version only lasts 15 days, is there any other free program to change the icons on your dock??? any suggestions would be great
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Not being funny, but... if you reckon it's a great little app, why not pay the $12.95 to buy the full version?
     
  3. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    not as far as i know
    (others will maybe know of one)
    but to do it manually-- very easy

    find the icon itself on your machine
    <control + click> "Show in Finder"

    then <Command + i> on the app/icon itself

    then do the same w/ the icon you want

    so you will have 2 info windows open next to one another
    one w/ the icon u want & one w/ the old icon --

    click once on the one you want
    then copy it <command +c>
    then paste it over the one you are tired of
    by clicking once on the older one and paste <command +v>

    and there you are
    you might have to open the program for it to change the icon on the dock
    but ur all set :)

    happy dock changing!
     
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, you don't need a program to change the dock icons.

    Change the program icon, then take the program out of the dock and then redrag it in when it has the new icon. Bang.
     
  5. bense27 macrumors regular

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    Someone in the apple forums said that by doing that, the program they did it to didn't work anymore
     
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  7. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using Candybar (still on trial, though), and love it. I'd just go ahead and buy it. Doesn't cost tons or anything. :)
     
  8. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

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    Candybar is well worth the $12. I paid for it even before the demo was finished.
     
  9. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a

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    Yay! Just bought it! A little gift from the parents for the good grades....:)
    But the last grade gift was a 5G iPod. :eek: CandyBar's a little step down from that, eh? :p
     
  10. cyberddot macrumors 6502

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    As I understand it Candybar helps you easily change the system default icons (folders, etc) in a general way, so each default item pops up with your new look, rather than having to change each one.

    You can easily change each app icon on your dock without paying for software. If you want to make more sweeping changes to the look of all of your computer's icons, Candybar may be the way to go..for only $12
     
  11. keithbennis macrumors regular

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