Desktop Custom Icon Not Working? Help

Discussion in 'UI Customization' started by electrokillz, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. electrokillz macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2014
    Hi guys, new to the forum, just picked up my macbook air 13" and I love it. I changed all of the icons in the dock to round icons to look more clean. I just downloaded a game boy emulator and I'm trying to change the dock icon but it's not letting me paste for some reason. Maybe one of you know what i'm doing wrong.

    First of all you guys can see why I'm so annoyed with that game boy throwing off the round pattern. A little OCD right? Lol


    Anyway I found another gameboy icon and messed around in photoshop and came up with this.


    I already tried copying and pasting the icon in the "get info" window. I changed it into a .icns image and renamed it to the same name as the old icon and tried dragging it into the same folder as the old one (doesn't allow itself to be dragged in there.) I went and unchecked each lock in that folder and still nothing.

    I'm not familiar with Mavericks or any Apple products for that matter so i'll just post a screen shot of it and hopefully somebody knows how to fix this.

    The top left finder window shows the folder in "devices" and the bottom right finder window shows the icon sitting in the "resources" folder after clicking on "show containing folder" for the KiGB emulator.

    Anyway thanks for reading!
  2. chriscrk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2011
    Planet Earth (?)
    Have you tried downloading an app such as LiteCon? It's free and lets you change the icons very easily! :)
  3. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    If the image you are trying to paste is too big, I've found it won't let you do it.

    Try to resize it to say 256x256 pixels


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