Changing menu bar icon color

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  1. technohobbit17 macrumors newbie

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    I prefer a black menu bar, and with Magnifique I have changed the menu bar color to black and the standard icons such as AirPort, volume and battery charge to white. But I have several third-party applications with menu bar icons and they have remained black. Is there any way I can change all the menu bar icons to white?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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  3. Benguitar Guest

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    You can, if you change the theme of your OS.

    Although I am not sure if it is a warranty voider or not.

    As far as built-in controls to change your menu bar icon color, it is not possible.
     
  4. magamo macrumors 6502

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    If your theme didn't change the menu bar icon for an app, you can do it by following these steps:

    Get custom menu bar icons for the app here or make them yourself,
    Browse to the app in the finder,
    Right-click and click on “Show Package Contents,”
    Browse to: Contents > Resources (actual location may differ),
    Back up the original menu bar icons,
    Copy the new icons into that folder,
    Restart the app.

    I changed the quicksilver icons this way.
     
  5. Illicit macrumors 6502

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    http://macthemes2.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16792934
     
  6. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

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    You could always downgrade to OS 9... I think they had themes. :p
     
  7. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    Unless they're built into the theme or are customizable, like Menu Meters, I don't think it's possible.

    @Aaleck. Man I remember the great days of Kaleidoscope. I had a NExT theme that was pretty cool.
     
  8. magamo macrumors 6502

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    Yes, you can. They're just small images in .app containers. See my previous post.
     
  9. srjonker macrumors newbie

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    Re: Changing menu bar icon color

    @magamo

    I tried to change te color of menubar icons with illustrator,
    i can both change appearance and opacity, but the icons stay grayscale.
    Is there any code in plist or something you'll have to change?
    i even have this when i make, 4 example, a new pdf file (14*16px 4bluetooth menu icon) and add a colored figure in it, it stays gray. :confused:
     

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