How can I change my MacBook Pro's dock icons without Candybar

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lostfan1117, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. lostfan1117 macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2010
    I've been using Candybar but $30 seems way too much for me to buy. I know I can change the recycling bin and Finder with copy and paste but this doesn't work for iChat for example. Are there any good alternative programs or ways of doing this?
  2. djasterix macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2010
    Paradise City
  3. lostfan1117 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2010
    Thank you but I've tried this and it only allows me to change the ones I can do with copy and paste, not iChat, Firefox, iPhoto, etc.
  4. psingh01 macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    Aplications in OS X, the .app files, are just folders. Learn to use the Terminal program and you can navigate inside the app folder and see the icon files. They're in a folder called Resources. I haven't tried it but I assume you can just replace the icon files inside there with new ones and it'll work. I suggest you back up yore app before expeimenting though lol
  5. Deeya macrumors member

    May 14, 2010
    No need to use the terminal, just right click on the app and go to show package contents.

    You can change/replace .icns files in the /Contents/Resources folders, as stated above. :D

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