Changing Apple Menu Logo Colour?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mattthemutt, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. mattthemutt macrumors regular

    mattthemutt

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    I was wondering if there was a way to locate the file for the Apple logo in the Apple menu, and modify the colour?

    I've found countless other .icns (icon) files in the Core Services packages, but I have not yet found the one for the Apple logo, if there is one.

    (I want to make the Apple logo red...)
     
  2. poppe macrumors 68020

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    That'd be sweet. Hope you find out so I myself can also.
     
  3. mattthemutt thread starter macrumors regular

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    It seems that every icon in Mac OS X is found somewhere in the System folder, so I'm thinking, why not the Apple logo?
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    It definitely can be changed, because there are skins that change it, but don't ask me how to do it.
     
  5. mattthemutt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you know what software to use to create skins?
     
  6. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Aside from using ShapeShifter, you need ThemePark and have it open Extras.rsrc in the following location

    /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Resources

    In ThemePark select pxm# -> 2030, 10001 and 10142 are the values for the various themes. This is all assuming you're using Tiger 10.4.7 (that's the current location -- it's changed from time to time.)

    EDIT: I take no responsibility for what this does to your system, and I do not guarantee these settings to carry over update-to-update. Conversely, you can also use GUIkitty to decompile ShapeShifter themes, and then modify them with ThemePark and regenerate a guiKit file.

    EDIT2: BACKUP your Extras.rsrc file (or any file you modify for that matter) in case you have a mishap.
     

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  7. mattthemutt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahhh. Thanks very much. This will be interesting to fiddle with.
     

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