custom dual sidebar and folder icons?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by donbenjy, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. donbenjy macrumors 6502

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    Hey, hopefully this is gonna make sense:

    I'm trying to get custom icons to show up in Finder's sidebar for my own folders, but I want them to stay as the default icon when viewed in Finder, if that makes sense? In the same way that Applications in the sidebar has the A kinda thing with the pencil, but when in finder, it's a blue folder with that logo embossed. I know you can change the standard ones in Canybar and Liteicon, but I can't seem to be able to change my own folders! I might be being stupid, but does anyone know how OS X determines the special sidebar icons, and is there any way I can alter this for my own ones?

    cheers
    Ben
     
  2. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    i can't verify this right now, but i'm thinking that all you have to do is right click on the folder, choose get info. Then drag a picture you want to use as the icon on top of the picture/icon currently used in the top left corner. Hit backspace/delete to undo your changes.
     
  3. donbenjy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah, that changes the icon, but it does it for both the sidebar icon, and the finder one! I don't think it's gonna be a user-accessible thing - I'm thinking terminal :)
     
  4. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Make an alias of the folder.. My 'Applications' folder in finder has the "A" and the one on my Dock is Black. I created a folder, created alias's of the folders I wanted on my dock, then adjusted the folders as needed.

    This was a previous tip on Mac OSX Hints to get the "Drawer Icon" effect posted here and on the web a while back before we can actually have a choice of the "Folders" and we were stuck with the recent file thing.
     
  5. donbenjy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmmm...doesn't work for the sidebar unfortunately - you can't drag aliases in, so it's kinda pointless unless I actually hide the original folder elsewhere, but then it won't be in my documents hierarchy...guess there is no real way to do it? :(
     

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