Can you change the DOCK icons only?

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  1. markp9114 macrumors member

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    Is there a way to change the all the icons in the dock only? I would like the default icons when in the applications folder but I just want the icons in the dock to be the only thing different.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can create aliases to the apps, change the icon on the aliases, then drag the aliases to the Dock.
     
  3. markp9114 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks! that works but is there a way to remove the little black arrow that is on all the alias icons? looks a bit weird on every icon across the whole dock
     
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    Do you have administrator privileges?
     
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    This is normal. When typing your password at the prompt, after invoking sudo, your keystrokes are not echoed at all - not even as * characters. This is done for security reasons.
     
  8. markp9114 thread starter macrumors member

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    ok nevermind I got it! thanks. another question. So since I made an alias, I now have two icons of the same application in finder. Can I delete the alias and still have it working in the dock?

    I deleted the alias from find and the alias still works in the dock, except the when I hover over the icon, the name is all weird like "Firefox 11-57-49-064" is there a way to change the name of icons in the dock when you hover over them?
     
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    thanks I figured that was why so I just restarted my computer and it removed the alias arrows
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The alias name in Finder should be what will appear on the mouse-over on the Dock. You're probably getting the numbers because you deleted the alias.
     
  11. markp9114 thread starter macrumors member

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    I see. is there away to remove that little grey bubble with the name when you hover over the dock icons then?
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Getting a bit anal about it, aren't we? You mess with it long enough, it'll fall off! :D
     

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