Changing Default System Icons

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Clusty, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Clusty macrumors regular

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    Is there a guide anywhere on how to change the default system icons without Candybar?

    Interfacelift has links to guides, but they aren't for Tiger(10.4).
     
  2. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    LiteIcon is a pretty self explanatory program. And it's free.
     
  3. Clusty thread starter macrumors regular

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    Have you, or anybody else, used this program and can confirm it works?
     
  4. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    There's also CandyBar, which is $13, but very widely used and of extremely high quality.
     
  5. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Whilst the OP said they didn't want CandyBar, I still recommend it. :D Very good program.
     
  6. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    hehe - yep, apparently my itchy trigger finger won out over my ability to read the entire OP. Oops. :eek:
     
  7. Edandlindz28 macrumors regular

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    I used interfacelift icons, downloaded, found the icons I wanted to change, :apple: c icon from interfacelft, get info on the standard icon, select the top image on get info and :apple: v. It was tricky at first but then I got the hang of it, but if you want to do all icons, like new folders and stuff, I would recommend Candybar also. They give you 25 changes free, then you have to purchase it.
     
  8. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I am not sure if the location of the System icons has changed in 10.4 but this is the most recent tutorial I could find 10.3.

    The steps in this article are what I used to follow all the time when changing default system icons. I was too cheap to pay for Candybar and still am:D . I haven't used this since either 10.2 or 10.3 because you can now change all of the icons which I cared about in 10.4.

    http://interfacelift.com/icons-mac/articles/defaults_10-3-x.php

    Iconographer is a great program they mentioned in the article and it is free. It is quite useful for creating your own icons. Though I do the heavy lifting in Photoshop and copy them to iconographer for conversion.

    http://mscape.com/products/iconographer.html

    This article is for changing your trash and finder icons on the dock.

    http://interfacelift.com/icons-mac/articles/dock_10-3-x.php
     
  9. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    I just drag the file from the finder to LiteIcon and it works ok, plus its easier. Never tried CandyBar, but have only heard good things about it.
     

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