Changing dock icon?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by broken, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. broken macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2007
    Hi, i was just surfing the web when i saw some screenshot that show some dock's icons (like the HD icon) is changed with other picture.
    is it possible to change it? if possible, how can i change it?
    Thanks !!
  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    Changing it is a little weird.

    You will need img2icns to convert the picture that you want to use to a .icns file that the item will need to have its icon changed.

    Then you will want to google changing os x icons for a little more information since it has been months since i last did anything like this, and i forget parts of it (even though it isn't that hard)
  3. coocooforcocoap macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2007
    kathmandu, nepal
    pixadex and candybar

    Pixadex! imports images, icons, icontainers, etc. and then u just drag and drop. not sure if this will change in leopard or not...we will see soon!

    ps. then there is candybar, both programs are excellent.
  4. triddent222 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2007
    Somewhere interesting
    Go to the icons section at, you can download quality icons without the need to convert them or anything.

    Then, you can use CandyBar to do it, OR, click Get Info on the Icon (whichever) you want to change, and Get Info on the icon you're going to use as a replacement. Notice the little icon next to the name in BOTH Info screens. Now, simply copy and Paste one Icon to the other window.
  5. ShadowSpandex macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Candybar is shareware. You can easily change your app icons manually, but for the system icons like Trash, Finder etc, you can use LiteIcon if you don't want to pay for Candybar.
  6. polycat33 macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    All of those suggestions are fine, and if you want to make your own icons some of those are programs that do it, but it's REALLY easy to just change an icon with another icon that you already have (in the correct format). It's just copy and paste. If you want to take the icon from one file and put it on another do "get info" on both and click on the icon you want to copy so it's surrounded by a blue border, click apple+c, then go to the other window and click on the icon so it's highlighted, and apple+v. If you have an icon file (.icns) you can just click on the file and do apple+c and then paste it the same way. Once you start messing around with icons you will probably want to start making some yourself (at least if you're into doing graphics on your computer) then you'll need a program to convert your image files into icon files. I use img2icon just cause it's really simple and easy... no extra functions I would never use, just drag the picture over the indicated spot and drop, and it'll convert it to .icns and put it where you specify.

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