Change dock icon but not finder icon

Discussion in 'macOS' started by scorpious74, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. scorpious74 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2010
    #1
    Hello all,

    Is there anyway to change an applications dock icon while leaving the icon in finder different?
     
  2. larkost macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    #2
    Not directly, but you can make an alias to the application (alias, not soft-link), then change the icon of the alias and drop it in your Dock. I believe it will still have the alias marker, but it will have your new icon.
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    #3
    Save a copy of the App icon somewhere
    Change the App icon
    Make a Dock "alias"
    Restore the App icon

    ????

    Worth a shot
     
  4. larkost macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    #4
    That is only going to work until the next time the Dock refreshes the icon. Often that happens when you click on it, or something changes in the Dock. This idea will only cause you grief.
     
  5. Salacion macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
  6. mrgraff macrumors 6502a

    mrgraff

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Location:
    Albuquerque
    #6
    If you don't mind the little alias arrow on the icon, then larkost's solution will work.
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    #7
    Then you have to keep that alias around.

    Too bad my idea doesn't work. I didn't think about it "referencing" its original location.
     

Share This Page