Can't change FINDER incon?

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  1. Cindynjgirl79 macrumors 6502a

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    i can change ever other icon, not a problem. i can even change the icon in the finder.the FINDER on the dock it doesn't change. what am i doing wrong?:confused:
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    You have to relaunch the dock for the change to take hold. Or log out and log back in again.
     
  3. Cindynjgirl79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    god i'm such a n00b but how do u relaunch the dock? already did the log on log out thing.
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Open terminal and type "killall Dock" without the quotes and hit enter, but logging out and logging back in again should have made the change to the icon in the dock.

    How did you change the finder icon in the first place?
     
  5. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    yes you can. but you need to relaunch the dock by logging in/out. if that doesn't work, try restarting the computer.
     

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  6. Cindynjgirl79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    open terminal? ok how do u that?

    i changed it like the rest, :apple: -I then copied and paste the icon i did want.
     
  7. Cindynjgirl79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    as u can see i did change some icons just not the FINDER one
     

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  8. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    have you tried restarting OS X?
     
  9. Cindynjgirl79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    and how would u do that?
     
  10. psychofreak Retired

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    Apple (the icon in the top left) -> Restart :)

    Spotlight it...
     
  11. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    assuming you are using the MB: press the power button and click on "restart."

    if the dock icon is still not changed, then try using candybar, which allows you to change a certain number of icons before paying for the software. restart computer after applying any changes to take effect.
     
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  13. Cindynjgirl79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    this is what i get when i spotlight it
     

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    Spotlight "terminal" - its a great way to open apps (without the "s)
     
  15. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    spotlight "terminal" only.
     
  16. Cindynjgirl79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    and as u can see the icon is changed on the finder just not the dock


    and i did restart it :(

    i stink i hate beening a n00b
     

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  17. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    just type in "terminal" (without the quotes)
    I suggest getting candy bar
     
  18. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    try the link (candybar) that i posted.

    very cute wallpaper btw.
     
  19. Cindynjgirl79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok got it now what?
     
  20. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Cindy, I think these people are just funning with you. For god's sake why point a n00b at Terminal?

    You can use the Force Quit shortcut (Cmd+Option+Esc) and select Finder then click 'relaunch'.
     
  21. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    i tried that numerous times and it never worked for me.
     
  22. psychofreak Retired

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    Type "killall Dock" (again, no "s)
     
  23. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    That's strange. OK then still no Terminal, what's wrong with opening Activity Monitor (which is a good app to have in the Dock always) and selecting what you want to quit and hit the big red 'quit' button. You can quit the Finder and the Dock as well as 'SystemUIServer', which is useful for putting the X-Assist drop down menu back where it belongs.
     

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  24. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    She needs to relaunch Dock, not Finder
     
  25. Cindynjgirl79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just used candybar thanks. here is the new pink finder and trash! i'm very happy now.


    the wallpaper is the mighty boosh if they were hello kittie. if u know who the mighty boosh is?
     

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