Default Icons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LukeAskew, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. LukeAskew macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I'm working on a custom theme for my MP3 player (Cowon A2), and I wanted to do a "OS X" theme.

    I have been trying to track down a download of the default icon set for OS X, but I have had no luck.

    I was wondering if anyone knows of where I can find the icon set; either a download or locally on my Mac.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    All the icons your Mac uses are stored in ICNS files on your Mac. Most of them are located inside the application bundles, in the Resources folder. Getting inside a bundle is easy enough: Just right-click and choose show package contents. Converting ICNS files is also easy - Preview can do this. In fact, you can use Automator to automate the task, once you have copies of the ICNS files in a folder somewhere.
     
  3. LukeAskew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but I'm still having trouble finding the Finder icon and the icons for items in the System Preferences.


    Any ideas?
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    These aren't too hard to find either, if you know where to look. In this case, the Finder is located in Macintosh HD:System:Library:CoreServices:Finder and all the System Preferences are in Macintosh HD:System:Library:preferencePanes.
     
  5. LukeAskew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow...thankyou very much, the Finder thing really helped me out a lot.


    I'm still having trouble finding the icons for the System Preferences though...

    I want the icons that appear in the system preferences, not the prefpane icons.

    Here's a screenshot; am I doing something wrong?

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  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    That took some searching, but I finally found the icons you're looking for. In the preference panes folder I mentioned earlier, do a Get Info on each preference pane. The icon that appears in the Get Info window is the icon that's used in System Preferences.
     

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