How to change the icons ?

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  1. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

    CmdrLaForge

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    #1
    Hi,

    I think I have quite a stupid question: maybe someone can explain me how to change the icons for e.g. the HD or programs. Because I am stupid I would need a detailed description. I am trying this now for 2 days :-( Pls don't tell anybody.

    Thanks
    CmdrLaForge
     
  2. Pandora macrumors newbie

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    you right-click on the file with the new icon...then on Get Info..you'll see a small version of the icon there..click it (it'll be marked now)..then command-c (copy)..go to your harddrive and click the icon in get Info..now just paste it (command-v)
     
  3. m4rc macrumors 6502

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    Highlight the icon you want to change TO. Copy this icon by going into edit:copy. Then highlight the icon you want to change. Now go to file:get info. The icon you want to change will appear in the top left corner of the info box. Highlight it, then go to edit:paste.

    Simple as that. Obviously keyboard shortcuts make things quicker!
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    if you're looking for a way to change all icons of a certain type, for instance all of my folders are a custom 3D icon now-- use Candybar (search versiontracker.com) and it will change the default icons in the system. quite handy.

    pnw
     
  5. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

    CmdrLaForge

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    Hi,

    thanks from the stupid guy. I got it.

    Cheers
     
  6. doctorhook macrumors member

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    Don't demean yourself. The smartest thing to do when you need information is to ask for it. It is the folks who think they know it all (like me) who deserve the "stupid" classification.
     

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