Changing Icons in the dock

Discussion in 'macOS' started by efeurich, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. efeurich macrumors newbie


    Nov 3, 2009
    Hi there,

    I have 3 fodler icons next to the trash icon. They are my downloads Documents and an other folder I use very often. Now these icons I have dragged and dropped in the dock. But the problem is they al 3 look the same.
    I get confused which one to take.

    How can I change the icons on those folder.

    Thanks Cire
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  3. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2007
    If you do not want to pay for icons, name the folders differently?
  4. Pomeroy macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2008
    Download "Micon" it's free and some Icons you would like and change the Dock Icons, then Right click on the Dock Icon and choose Display as Folder.
  5. greg400 macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2009
    I suggest LiteIcon over the previous mentioned programs. A free and recently upgraded solution to changing icons.

    To change anything that isn't listed in the software just do the usual copy and paste method in the "Get Info" window. Just make sure it's set to read & write.
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    That might help a little. I'd suggest a control-click (or right click) on the icons. Choose Display as Folder or Stack. That will make a difference. As a Stack, it will look more like a file icon rather than a folder icon, and the icon will be the first one listed in your folder. (A stack is just a folder that's in the Dock.)

    You can also select from five Sort By options. If you choose one of the three Date options, the icon may change on you more frequently. If you pick Name or Kind, it will stay the same longer, but still may change if you add something that comes first alphabetically.

    You can also choose from four View Content As options. Just play with it and see which one you like the best.

    And, it's all free!
  7. Pomeroy macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2008
    Get all the FREE icons you want at InterfaceLIFT for Mac.

    Open Micon and drag the Icon you want on the folder and drop on the "Icon Source" window and then drag the folders you want changed from Finder (Applications, Documents, and Download) do not try to drag from the Dock or they will disappear. Use LiteIcon to change System folders like the Trash, Dashboard or Finder.
  8. MarcBook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Are you displaying the folders in the Dock as 'Folders' or 'Stacks'?

    If you display them as 'Folders' (by right-clicking on the Stack) it'll show the actual icon of the folder, rather than the contents. Your folders should have unique icons, making them easy to distinguish. If not, you can download free icons from all over the place (just Google 'Mac icons' or go to InterfaceLIFT, as was mentioned).

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