How to change system preferences icons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JBot, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. JBot macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2006
    In my system preferences, i have applications installed that have system pref. extensions, like im sure everyone else does also.
    I am wondering if anyone knows how to change the icon for said applications. I have a default apps program that doesnt have an icon so it just has the default application icon. I want to change it. because i am retarded strict about everything looking maintained.
    I found the folder that has the system pref apps installed, /Library/PreferencePanes but that doesnt help.

    Does anyone know where i would go to change the icon? i feel stupid i cant find it.
  2. cibi3d macrumors newbie


    Mar 18, 2008
    PreferencePanes icons

    The standard Mac OS X preference panes are placed in /System/Library/PreferencePanes

    Each .prefPane is an entry in the System Preferences and you can find its icon in ./XXXXXX.prefPane/Content/Resources/

    Its name varies but it usually has a .icns extension.

    For additional, non-standard preference panes, you should look at /Library/PreferencePanes

    And follow the same scheme to find the icons.

    I hope it is what your were looking for :D

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