[Fix] Candybar 10.9

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by justin0a0, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. justin0a0 macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    So I found out we were never going to get a update for 10.9 from the IconFactory and set off to find a way to still use Candybar with 10.9 for my system icons. I found a way but it has some caveats, Retina displays use @2x icons in the dock so finder and trash would have to be manually edited to accommodate those with retina displays and also it seems like the icons are cached, it took me a couple of cache cleans with mavericks cache cleaner and about 2 restarts cleaning each time to get them all changed properly.

    So this is how it works, there is a file attached and in it is a plist and a folder named 10.9.
    1) Put the IconData.plist into your English.lproj folder in the Candybar.app/Contents/Resources/ of the app itself (They have more localized ones also but I only did the English version)
    2) The folder 10.9 contains all the backup icons for 10.9 that are needed to restore. This folder is to be placed in the Candybar.app/Contents/Resources/backup-icons/ folder where you will see folders for all the other supported OS versions

    I must stress.. THIS WILL ONLY WORK ON 10.9 as I removed all support for the old versions in the plist
    Before its asked yes I will keep it updated as long as I can for myself so I will share back to the community as it took a bunch of time consuming work over the last 3 days to complete this and I will save you guys the time :D

    Also it should go without saying DON'T UPDATE THE DEFINITIONS with the bar that shows up dump these files in there and run it it should be all good.

    Hope other can use this also and if you spread the word just be sure to link back to these instructions in this post

  2. jaziCo macrumors regular


    Feb 15, 2009
  3. itegypt macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2011
  4. caspersoong macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2011
    Thank you. Though people can try alternatives including Iconbox. I have both Candybar and Iconbox now.
  5. vincebio macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2005
    I really don't get this...I used to use Candybar until i realised how pointless it is.

    Why go through all this hassle, then it breaks or becomes incompatible when you can spend probably the same amount of time changing the icons yourself using the info pane?
  6. justin0a0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    I like having a nice organized library of icons that I can easily apply with simple drag and drop vs opening every icon in 20 diff places and copying and pasting from an unorganized folder but to each their own I guess.
  7. vincebio macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2005
    the experience i had with candy bar was that every time OS X was updated or some apps were updated, it broke candy bar and had to wait for either updates or do the icons again.
  8. justin0a0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    OS updates yes they have to update the plist for anything thats changed and updating an app i always have to reapply the icon but in candybar it has the identifier thing so i always just used that.
    But as with any customization software YMMV and no two people have the same workflow so candybar may not be for some I agree with that, but the 3.4.4 version I have used from the free release has been really good to me so far just on occasion it crashes on its rendering thread but could be with my library having almost 5000 icons in it
  9. jivhg macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    Beautiful, thank you kindly you sexy hero. By the way, how did you customize your dock? you muscular megastar
  10. 128keaton macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    What icon pack?

    Hey! Thanks for the fix! I appreciate your hard work! Anyway, would you be so kind as to post the icon pack you used? Thank you!
  11. madmacfan macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2012
    London, United Kingdom
    Hi, Could you tell me how you customized your dock to be black. thanks in advance
  12. Macgoddess-tn macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2013
    That dock is sexy! Did you do it with Candybar?
  13. Avalon74 macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2011
    You sir, deserve a medal... now all I need is the 2D dock on the bottom.
  14. justin0a0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    The dock is a tweak made by a friend that wont let me release it. The icons are all iOS 7 style off of deviant art.
  15. Macgoddess-tn macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2013
    I don't necessarily want the dock... I just want to know where the resources are so I can change mine. Will your friend let you release that information???(Please?!?!)
  16. justin0a0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    It's code he wrote thats a rather dirty but working hack that allows me to change the dock resource changing doesnt work anymore
  17. Sital macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2012
    New England
    It's easy to have a nice organized library of icons and change them manually too. Just sayin'....
  18. smo0f, Oct 31, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2013

    smo0f macrumors newbie


    May 5, 2009
    New Jersey
  19. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    So, I put the folders you made into Candybar’s resources and now I can’t open Candybar at all. Doesn’t even pop up...
  20. GY! Mac Emperor macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2013
    That's bizarre. I followed the instructions step by step and it worked flawlessly. Are you positive you didn't accidentally replace any additional files?
  21. igez macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2013
    whoaaa, thank you! i almost give up changing those icon on 10.9, btw to bad candybar no longer supported, i used it for years :(
  22. 82asmdf203 macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2013
    Oh well, then I must say **** CandyBar! If they won't release a new version that's compatible with Mountain Lion, much less Mavericks, then shame on them!

    There's a ton of coinage to be made using this app that seems like everybody has used before. Previous versions for SL and Lion rocked! It's a pity no one there seems up to the task of making it usable for Mavericks. Well **** on them I say...use LiteIcon! It does the same thing for FREE.
  23. humbertogu macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2012
    I did the same thing, then i figured out u hv to put the file insede the English folder inside the other English folder in the app

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