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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by airkarol, May 26, 2006.
Is there anything like candy bar, that will allow me to change the default icons on my mbp?
um, yea....its called CandyBar
There was no trial, and I was wondering if there was any freeware
There is a trial period for you to try out CandyBar you can change the icons back and forth for 15 days or 25 changes, whichever comes first. So you've got plenty of time to have a play and find a look you like.
Just go to www.iconfactory.com and you should be able to get a free download/trial of Candybar for the MBP/Intel chips and another program to change things around. I did this with my 20" Intel iMac and it works great. However this will limit you to downloading 160 or 200 icons then you must delet some to get more. Also as mentioned I think it's only for a certain amount of time as a trial.
I have this app, but have never figured out how to use it correctly - is there a good "How To" on the site - I've never been able to find it.
Anyone want to explain sets, etc?
What do you need to know?
From what I've used it for, you drag an individual icon file into the box you want to change, and to restore it you drag it out.
As for sets, if you want to use a set you've downloaded you go to File>Open iContainer, and select the container you've downloaded. It should change any icons the set has icons for, but you can go back and edit any ones you want different manually, using the method above. If you get a good icon setup that you want to save, go to File>Save System iContainer As... and you can export your settings as an iContainer.
Hope that's helpful, but give us a shout if not.
Edit: This may be helpful. http://www.iconfactory.com/cb_faq.asp
I use Pixadex in tandem w/ it, that way I can keep my icons organized in an iPhoto-like environment, then you drag the icon over to the CandyBar slot. Pretty user friendly like that. And then if I want a folder to have a particular icon (say, a new folder just made on the desktop)...I open up Pixadex:
- click the icon in the library, command+c
- now click the icon you want changed (generic folder on desktop)
- command+i for the get info palette
- click the top left icon so a blue halo shows up
- press command+v
the icon should be replaced
hope that helps iGary. not sure if this is a good quickie tutorial.
unregistered, Pixadex only allows a couple hundred icons.
If I am aware, you can use the program as long as you want but you only get 5 icon changes or something to the alike. I've had Candybar installed for a month and I still have the icons I set for it.
I use CandyBar. I've tried other apps, but there's no beating this one.
Hey bud, did ya get CB working yet as I just saw this reply or download any nice sets of icons? Once you get the hang of it it's fun, maybe too much fun as I've spent a hour or so changing things around without realizing it