Dock stacks icon

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by axeldtf, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. axeldtf macrumors 6502

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    I downloaded a folder icon so i can use it on my dock. I used one that looks different from the usual blue folder:
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    When i shut down the computer or restart it goes back to the bland blue folder:
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    My questions is how can i keep the folder that i downloaded?
     
  2. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    I have the same issue, but with only one folder. Changing from Folder to view to Stacks view and back again fixes it, but always reverts to a blank folder on restart.
     

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  3. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yea, i did that, just kinda stinks that it wont stay the way in want it.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Avi macrumors member

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    Mine does not do that. Here is what I did, to change the icon of my applications stack.
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    In the Dock, select the folder - Right Click and set the "Display as" to Stack

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    Copy the Icon you want to set as your stack icon and paste it into the Applications folder

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    Rename the icon file so that it has a space infront of the file name.
    For Eg: I have a icon file named "Applications.icns" I renamed it to " Applications.icns"

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    Close the appications folder

    From dock, right-click on the applications stack and make sure that "Sort by" is set to "NAME"

    Using this technique the icons do not automatically default back to the original folder icon :)

    Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.
     
  5. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cool, that's working so far, thanks guys for the advice
     
  6. Avi macrumors member

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    u r welcome
     
  7. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    just a follow up....

    I'm not sure how i got it to work, but now the folder icon doesn't change upon power up or restart. the only thing i did was update to 10.5.7. maybe that fixed the situation.
     

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