Customized folders, within the dock in the grid?

HappyDude20

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I'm taking fall classes at my college this fall and found myself repeatedly going into the finder, into documents to reach my "fall semester" folder which has 5 folders within it concerning my classes.

I wanted a quick solution so dragged my folder to leopard's dock. At first a bunch of folders were displayed:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v370/WhammX/?action=view&current=Picture3-2.png

but then i added a starbucks coffee cup logo and i was satisfied.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v370/WhammX/?action=view&current=Picture1-5.png

the only concern now is that when i click on the starbucks cup, in the grid view, 5 folders are displayed...titled "psych 210", "jazz history", "Anthropology", etc. kinda dull with the blue folders. How can i change that and customize those folders with say, a brain icon for the psych class, a piano for the jazz folder?

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v370/WhammX/?action=view&current=Picture2-3.png

am i confusing or? lol.... i'd like to make it look better you know?> thanks!
 

Jasoco

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The same way you added the coffee cup? Change the icon for the folder to a brain or whatever.
 

HappyDude20

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i tried that and though the brain icon is displayed in the finder...it's still no displayed in the grid from the dock.

this is why im confused on the matter and thought it be best to ask in this forum.
 

sickmacdoc

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Jun 14, 2008
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i tried that and though the brain icon is displayed in the finder...it's still no displayed in the grid from the dock.

this is why im confused on the matter and thought it be best to ask in this forum.
After making pasting the icons on the individual folders, either restart or if you don't want to restart, then start up the Terminal and enter

killall Dock

and press return. Note that the word dock must be capitalized in this Terminal command. The dock will briefly disappear, then will reload. Your changes will then show with the new icons in the grid.
 

sickmacdoc

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Jun 14, 2008
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Glad it worked out for you. The results look good. I've always had a weakness for a wooden look myself (I guess kind of holdover from my hobby) but the ease of the customization/personalization that I have always enjoyed is part of the attraction to Macs!
 

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