Live/Updating Icons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dporter15, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. dporter15 macrumors member

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    Hey guys. I was searching DeviantArt last week for some custom icon when I came across a page where he had created a rendering of both an iTunes and App Store icons. Both of which I thought where pretty cool. He thought of an idea when using iTunes for example, the bezel around the icon would have the song progress or download progress. I was curious if anyone had created something similar or if it was even possible to accomplish. I'm sure Jonny would appreciate it as well. Thanks!

    ios7_app_store_icon_for_osx_by_jonnyburgon-d6utirs.jpg

    ios7_itunes_icon_for_osx_by_jonnyburgon-d6u4yj3.jpg

    Here's a link to his page as well.

    http://jonnyburgon.deviantart.com/art/iOS7-iTunes-icon-for-OSX-413416911
     
  2. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure if it is possible, but it would be an amazing addition to OS X as well as iOS. Looking at the icon could give you some information without having to open or switch to the app. (especially useful for downloads)
     
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    It should be. Look at the updating icons of such programs like Calendar, Activity Monitor, Quarz Debug or even Handbrake or uTorrent.
     
  4. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    I meant possible to edit existing applications. The applications have to be programmed to update the icon, but you can't access the code of bundled OS X applications like iTunes and the App Store.
     
  5. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Ah that! You are right, my bad.
     

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