Icon for a file in the dock

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by MasterHowl, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

    MasterHowl

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    #1
    Very very very minor annoyance -- doesn't anyone know how to make the file icon (which has been placed in the dock) show a preview of the document (as it does in a finder window) rather than the normal pages icon?

    What I see in the dock:
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    What I see in finder:
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    The blank white icon just looks ugly in the dock...
     
  2. dyt1983, Mar 4, 2015
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    dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
     
  3. MasterHowl thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's a really good idea, thanks! Shame there isn't a way to do it with just the file. It seems very un-Apple!

    Thanks again.
     
  4. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    Actually, I just realized there IS a way to do it. Paste your icon into the "Get Info" box of the file. Because the previews are a function of the finder window, the icons in the dock don't show the preview, but show the file's icon. If you put a custom icon for the file, it will show in the dock!
     

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