Dock Icon

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  1. LoWiTUsA macrumors member

    LoWiTUsA

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    Questions from a newbie :

    How can I change the icon of my apps in the dock?
    And generaly for my aleas (or shortcuts) ?
    Thx

    :D
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    you can change icons simply by copying or pasting images (preferably icon images) in the Get Info window where it displays the icon. Then just drag the item into the dock.
     
  3. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Just to clarify on what Chaszmyr said, here's a link to a guide on changing your icons, link.

    Just a note, you can't change the icon from the dock directly. You have to do it via the Finder.

    And I'm afraid I have no idea what you're going on about it the second part of your question...
     
  4. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    You can also use iConverter (free app) to convert files you make in Photoshop or Fireworks or whatever into real icon files. (with full transparency and such)
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    As far as the second part of your question goes, you can change the icon of an alias just like any other icon, but the little arrow can't be changed (at least not without the use of a hack, which I don't recommend).
     
  6. N10248 macrumors 6502a

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    if you installed the developer tools with 10.3 there is a icon making app in Developer tools > Applications > utillities > icon composer.app.
    just drag a 128x128 png image onto it and save it as a .icns

    Also when i paste an icon or image onto a folder's info window it changes the icon but its black where it should be transparent around the icon.
    is this normal?
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Try clicking off the icon to deselect it after you've pasted it.
     
  8. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Definitely not normal. You're copying from the 'get info' window of the .icns file, right?
     
  9. LoWiTUsA thread starter macrumors member

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