Desktop Changing the OSX Mail app badge to iOS7 style -- help?

Discussion in 'UI Customization' started by miK., Jan 17, 2014.

  1. miK. macrumors 6502


    Mar 13, 2008
    I'd like to make OSX's badge look the way it does in iOS7.
    Has anyone successfully done this?

    So this: [​IMG] looks like this: [​IMG]

    I found what I thought was the badge file and created a replacement red circle
    tif and placed it in the resources but replacing that tif file doesn't work.
    The Dockstar app for Mac does not do this.

    Any ideas? Thanks!
  2. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2008
    click show in Finder on the Mail app, right click Get Info. In the top left corner of the Get Info window there is an app icon, click it once to get it highlighted and you can paste the desired icon over the existing icon. Give necessary read/write permissions to make the change.
  3. n8cousins macrumors regular


    Oct 15, 2013
    Burlington, Vermont
    Wish it was possible...

    I would love to know how to do this too.

    I've searched everywhere and as far as I know it's not possible to change the badge in Mavericks. But based on the original badge img you posted, are you on SnowLeopard or something? I haven't seen that badge style in years.

    Not sure what bobfitz14 is talking about. That method is for changing app icons. He must not have read your post very carefully.
  4. Mark72501 macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2009
    That's how you change the app icon which is not what the OP was asking about...

    n8cousins, yes I think you're correct with your last sentence...
  5. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2008
    Lol oops yeah didn't read that one carefully. Was changing app badges doable prior to Mavericks? Might be a dumb question... I've never messed around with my dock/app icons/badges/etc.

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