icons in stack folders

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zoran, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    How can i place icons or colors in a stack folder of my creation?
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Maybe no responses = nobody gets it

    A little more info might help. What are you trying to do?
     
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    umm perhaps you are right, well im trying to have folder icons in my stacks folders in the dock. i ve attached a pic of the stacks folders i have in my dock, and i point with a red arrow the folder i want it to have a different folder icon, a custom one... i hope i make more sense now! ;)
     

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  4. Caleb531 macrumors 6502

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    You can add a custom icon to any folder, and it will show in the dock:

    1. Right-click the item with the desire icon and choose Get Info
    2. In the Info window that appears, click the icon in the corner and copy it (like you would copy anything else)
    3. Close the window, and open an Info window for the item whose icon you want to change
    4. Click its icon, and paste like you would normally

    The result should be the item you want has the icon you want. You can then drag it to your dock and it will show on the stack.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Create a folder elsewhere and change the icon using the following steps:
    After you have customized the folder icon, then drag that folder to the Dock, which will create an alias with the same icon. Right-click on the folder in the Dock and select "Display as" > Folder
     
  6. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanx guys very helpfull indeed, but why wont it keep the color that ive set for the folder through osx?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Can you post any screen captures? It would help explain what you're trying to do.

    Taking Screenshots in Mac OS X
     
  8. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    no need for screenshots, i got what u meant before, im referring to the label colors provided for folders, why wont those colors (red, purple, yellow, green, blue etc.) work when you place a colored folder in the dock
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're referring to the colors shown in this screen capture, found by right-clicking a folder, those colors are for the label, not the folder. Labels don't show in the Dock, only a mouse-over name.
    ScreenCap 1.PNG
     
  10. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    oh ok my friend, thank you very much for all your help ;)
     
  11. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    just one more thing, is there someplace that has wonderful icons that i can place on my folders?
     

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