Looking for Mac Mini 5.1 (new model) Desktop Icon

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by spyderx, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. spyderx macrumors member

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    I can't find one, for the life of me. I like to replace the desktop icon on the hard drive with a picture of the machine. (yeah, I like my hard drives showing on the desktop) I cannot find one for the new mini!

    Anyone have one or know where I can find one?

    thanks
     
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  3. spyderx thread starter macrumors member

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    I found those too... however, the backgrounds are not transparent, so the white borders show.

    Anyone know how to edit to make the icon backgrounds transparent??
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    The ones I posted are transparent, as they are in PNG format and I removed the white from the PR pictures Apple at www.apple.com/pr.

    Look:
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. spyderx thread starter macrumors member

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    Of course my lazy a$$ didn't try them. I just did, perfect, THANKS!!!
     
  7. Daniel97 macrumors 6502a

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  9. Daniel97 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah doesn't work for me .. i just get stuck with the preview icon?
     
  10. spyderx thread starter macrumors member

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    open the posted png in preview, do a command-a and command-c to copy the image out of preview to the clipboard, do command-i on the hard drive icon, click on the icon in the get-info window in the top left, do a command-p to paste it.
     
  11. simsaladimbamba

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    Open the PNG file in Preview, click on it, press CMD+A, press CMD+C, go to the Get Info window of the file/folder/volume you want to change the icon of, click on the icon on the top left, thus it has a blue line around it, press CMD+V.
     
  12. eutexian macrumors regular

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    I must be missing out.. I don't have ANY desktop icons.:confused:
     
  13. simsaladimbamba

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    Finder > Preferences > General > Show these items on the desktop:

    To learn more about Mac OS X:
     
  14. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    I did all of the above, and when I pasted it in, it gave me a broken file picture of a PNG file. It's like it doesn't recognize PNG. :confused:
     
  15. simsaladimbamba, Jan 23, 2012
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    How to set an icon for an application, file or folder & restore to the original icon



    How to set an icon for an application, file or folder
    To get this result:
    [​IMG]
    you can follow the following steps to accomplish that:​
    • Download the icon or graphic of your choice, PNG files are the best, as they often have transparency. You can use Google Image Search like this example to search for them. Normally Mac OS X icons are 512 x 512 pixel in size.
    • Open the downloaded PNG file in Preview, double clicking in Finder will suffice.
      [​IMG]
    • Click on the actual image in the Preview window, then either press CMD+A or use Edit > Select All to select the complete image, then press CMD+C or select Edit > Copy to copy the image.
      [​IMG]
    • Switch to Finder and open the Get Info window via selecting the file or folder you want to have a different icon and either pressing CMD+I or right clicking on it and selecting Get Info or clicking on File > Get Info.
      [​IMG]
      [​IMG]
    • Select the icon on the top left of the Get Info window, resulting in a blue line around it.
      [​IMG]
    • Paste the copied icon either via CMD+V or Edit > Paste.
      [​IMG]
    • See the result from this screenshot of the Desktop.
      [​IMG]

    To restore a modified icon to its original one, do the following steps.
    • Open the Get Info window.
      [​IMG]
    • Select the icon, thus it has a blue line around it.
      [​IMG]
    • Press the Delete key on your keyboard or select Edit > Cut or press CMD+X.
      [​IMG]
    • See the result.
      [​IMG]
     
  16. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    Strangely enough, it did this time. I guess I did something wrong before. Thanks! :)
     
  17. calderone macrumors 68040

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    /System/Library/CoreServices

    Right-click CoreTypes.bundle, navigate to Contents and Resources. Icon:
    com.apple.macmini-unibody-no-optical.icns

    Full path:

    Code:
    /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/com.apple.macmini-unibody-no-optical.icns
     
  18. simsaladimbamba

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    Thanks. And good to see you posting again, though your missing avatar is, ahem, ... missed.
     

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