Replacing Icons

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by swahilibill, Jul 5, 2002.

  1. swahilibill macrumors 6502

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    #1
    i have seen that a person can change the icons in his or her applications, how do do that myself, thanks
     
  2. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    #2
    In most cases...

    ...get info on the app, click on the icon, and paste a new picture in. Changing dock icons is trickier, try control clicking the app and searching for a TIFF in the contents that looks like it might be the dock icon.
     
  3. cb911 macrumors 601

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    #3
    forget apps, how do you change an icon for folders? i thought you go get info, click on the icon, and paste or was it drag a new icon? anyway, i can't get it to work. this is in OS X by the way...
     
  4. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    its always paste..try logging in/out or relauching the finder..
     
  5. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    #5
    Yeah sometimes the changed icon doesn't show up until you log out... its a weird thing which everybody has a problem with.. hope they fix it in 10.2 (or the next update of OS X..)




    irmongoose

    P.S. Just to let you guys know... You might have realised that I'm not posting as much, I'm in India.. takes time to get to a net cafe, no other way of getting online, and the worst part is.. I'm stuck with crappy windoze machines! GAH!
     
  6. cb911 macrumors 601

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    ok, i'll try logging out & then back in.

    irmongoose, i'll be hard, but you have to fight it!!:p :D ;)
     
  7. stromie952 macrumors regular

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    #7
    Just for your information, a fine site for OS X icons is xicons.com. They have TONS of beautiful icons for just about anyting including replacement icons for apps!
     

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