Resolved Can I change an app icon?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by ardchoille50, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    I have a few third-party apps from trusted developers and I'm wondering about the icons. Can I change the icons that appear in the /Applications folder and the dock for third-party apps? These appear to be in a .icns file. I have been doing graphic design for over a decade, so the graphics are not a problem. I'm just wondering what problems I would cause if I attempted to edit the icons that appear in the app bundles.

    Edit: I just had a thought. I'm on El Capitan.. is this going to present a problem (SIP)?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


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    Dec 10, 2008
  3. ardchoille50 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    Yeah, the more I thought about it, the more I realized how simple this would be - the most difficult part would be disabling SIP. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to cause problems elsewhere.

    Thank you for the link, very helpful :)

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