How to change App icons?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by JohnLuc, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. JohnLuc macrumors newbie

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    I just followed what I found on the net. I've used .icns images, I've copied and paste on View Information. Or I substituted the old icon with the new on contents-resources . What I obtain is an anonymous icon. Is it a problem of permissions or what?
    Thanks
    g


    http://tinypic.com/r/35c0ktw/5
     
  2. Designed4Mac macrumors 6502

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    What you should be doing is

    1, right click on the app you want to change
    2, click on get info
    3, in the box that pops up drag the .icns image onto the top left hand image
    4, type in password if required
    5, done

    if you want to change the finder or trash icons, they're a bit trickier.
     

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  3. JohnLuc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately it is exactly what I did in first place

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  4. JohnLuc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Main problem is that neither .icns nor .png appear in "preview" inside "Get Info".
    Watching videos it appears quite easy...?
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  5. JohnLuc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok solved. I had just to open the file in preview, select all different size, and paste in get info.
    Thanks
    G
     

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