MacBook Pro Icon Pet Peeve

mi.mac.rules

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I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but on my brand new (from June 2010) MBP 15" the icon is wrong in Finder. I upgraded the screen to the higher resolution matte (I'm a photographer) and my baby's icon still shows the black glass edging associated with the glossy screens. It's not so much that I'm complaining but more so that I would just like to see Apple fix this. Has anyone else noticed this or something like it? Or, better yet, one that's fixed? :confused:
 

rmbrown09

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I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but on my brand new (from June 2010) MBP 15" the icon is wrong in Finder. I upgraded the screen to the higher resolution matte (I'm a photographer) and my baby's icon still shows the black glass edging associated with the glossy screens. It's not so much that I'm complaining but more so that I would just like to see Apple fix this. Has anyone else noticed this or something like it? Or, better yet, one that's fixed? :confused:
I don't understand
 

psykbunkern

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I think he means the icon under "Devices" in the Finder sidebar. I don't think that is something Apple is going to change just because you have the Anti-Glare option. It's the same on mine.
 

Schtumple

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As said, I think it's a bit OCD of you OP, it can't be changed manually, and in the grand scale of things, I doubt Apple will ever change it.
 

snberk103

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But there is nothing to prevent you from filing a bug report..... keyword it carefully so that it gets to icon/gui specialist. This is actually one of the cool things that I like about Apple.... they pay attention to details.

It certainly can't hurt to file the bug report.... and if it's ever fixed, you can claim credit. :D
 

Rithem

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I think he means the icon under "Devices" in the Finder sidebar. I don't think that is something Apple is going to change just because you have the Anti-Glare option. It's the same on mine.
That confused me for a second
 

davidlv

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As said, I think it's a bit OCD of you OP, it can't be changed manually, and in the grand scale of things, I doubt Apple will ever change it.
I have a mid-2009 MBP and have "manually" changed the HD icon, and that changed icon appears in the finder window, so you can change the icon - using the usual copy and paste procedure. :cool:
 

kidwithdimples

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I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but on my brand new (from June 2010) MBP 15" the icon is wrong in Finder. I upgraded the screen to the higher resolution matte (I'm a photographer) and my baby's icon still shows the black glass edging associated with the glossy screens. It's not so much that I'm complaining but more so that I would just like to see Apple fix this. Has anyone else noticed this or something like it? Or, better yet, one that's fixed? :confused:
Is this real life?
 

Schtumple

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I have a mid-2009 MBP and have "manually" changed the HD icon, and that changed icon appears in the finder window, so you can change the icon - using the usual copy and paste procedure. :cool:


I think the OP means one that I have labelled "Not your Macbook Pro"

Rather than the Macintosh HD icon.
 

mi.mac.rules

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The "Charlie's MacBook Pro" icon is the one I was so crudely complaining about :D because I have the matte screen with alum liner and not the black under glass for the glossy. @snberk I think I will file a bug for this, thanks
 

HLdan

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I'm sure when the OP got his new Antiglare MBP he noticed that the pic on the box is still of the glossy model? I thought Apple would at least changed the pic on the box to match the machine but if you think Apple is going to change the system I.D. on the matte machines so OS X understands you have a matte screen it ain't gonna happen. :cool:
 

mi.mac.rules

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I'm sure when the OP got his new Antiglare MBP he noticed that the pic on the box is still of the glossy model? I thought Apple would at least changed the pic on the box to match the machine but if you think Apple is going to change the system I.D. on the matte machines so OS X understands you have a matte screen it ain't gonna happen. :cool:
If anything it would be because it's the HD matte and in the kernel it's still recognizing that there's a different hardware i.d. than for the glossy screen.
 

kny3twalker

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No. It means I agree.

Why are you letting something that in no way effects your computers operation bother you so much?
Its seems like you should have better things to worry about as should everyone else (to rehash what kidwithdimples said).
 

Schtumple

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No. It means I agree.

Why are you letting something that in no way effects your computers operation bother you so much?
Its seems like you should have better things to worry about as should everyone else (to rehash what kidwithdimples said).
I know it means "I agree" it's also against forum rules and is often used by newbies to bump up post count, posting in lots of threads a day with just "+1"

It's a nuisance.

There's offering an opinion, and there's just being insulting, please don't walk the thin line into the latter...

Everything has been resolved now, OP knows Apple won't ever fix it because it's simply a non-issue for them, and there's no way to fix it manually.

Oh, and OP, if you think it's a bit nit-picky, when Leopard came out, it bugged me (and still does) that all macs show the 10.4 Tiger Aqua desktop on the screen, despite all macs now defaulting to the new Space desktops, with S.Jobs even noting 'Nobody uses these desktops'.

Hence my MBP icon creation for my 'Macintosh HD' and removal of the MBP from Finder.
 

mi.mac.rules

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No. It means I agree.

Why are you letting something that in no way effects your computers operation bother you so much?
Its seems like you should have better things to worry about as should everyone else (to rehash what kidwithdimples said).
I feel this is even worse than the "is this real life" or "+1" posters because this attempts to sound smart while just being a nuisance, as well. If you didn't have anything constructive to say, why both typing anything at all?

@Schtumple, yeah, I wasn't banking on anything happening about it I was just pointing it out and being hopeful in this thread.
 

kny3twalker

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I feel this is even worse than the "is this real life" or "+1" posters because this attempts to sound smart while just being a nuisance, as well. If you didn't have anything constructive to say, why both typing anything at all?

@Schtumple, yeah, I wasn't banking on anything happening about it I was just pointing it out and being hopeful in this thread.
I would not have replied but someone took offensive to the "+1" and seemed to need explanation by their reply.

I could not care less if you think it is smart or stupid; I still think you are worrying too much over something so trivial.
 

bigjobby

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I would not have replied but someone took offensive to the "+1" and seemed to need explanation by their reply.

I could not care less if you think it is smart or stupid; I still think you are worrying too much over something so trivial.
+1 :D

Edit: To add. I think there are alot more things that are annoying than a wrong icon. How about the PSUs not fitting into any desk holes made for computer cables? That's way more annoying.
 

ziggyonice

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To the original poster...

Actually, I believe this icon CAN be changed. Ever since Leopard (10.5) came out, Apple has been including high-res icons of all their hardware deep inside the system. These icons are the same images used in the Finder's sidebar for your computer model. You can find them here:

/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources

I believe the icon you're wanting to change should be called: com.apple.macbookpro-15-unibody.icns

If I were you, I'd make a duplicate of that file, Photoshop a version that appears the way you'd like it to, and then save it as the same name/filetype as the original, and put it in its place. The system should then refer to your altered version, and it should appear in the sidebar as you designed it.

(There's also a ton of other really high-res icons in there, if you want to see some cool stuff.) :)
 

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Schtumple

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That stuff still matters? :eek:
To some, no, but seeing wave after wave of +1 posts gets frustrating, there's no point posting it, it's just laziness and post count upping in it's most obvious form. Anyway, anyone notice the mods deleted most of the posts related to this, then put them back up??

To the original poster...

Actually, I believe this icon CAN be changed. Ever since Leopard (10.5) came out, Apple has been including high-res icons of all their hardware deep inside the system. These icons are the same images used in the Finder's sidebar for your computer model. You can find them here:

/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources

I believe the icon you're wanting to change should be called: com.apple.macbookpro-15-unibody.icns

If I were you, I'd make a duplicate of that file, Photoshop a version that appears the way you'd like it to, and then save it as the same name/filetype as the original, and put it in its place. The system should then refer to your altered version, and it should appear in the sidebar as you designed it.

(There's also a ton of other really high-res icons in there, if you want to see some cool stuff.) :)
Oh sweet, I can change mine from that Aqua desktop, thanks Ziggyonice.
 

mi.mac.rules

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To the original poster...

Actually, I believe this icon CAN be changed. Ever since Leopard (10.5) came out, Apple has been including high-res icons of all their hardware deep inside the system. These icons are the same images used in the Finder's sidebar for your computer model. You can find them here:

/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources

I believe the icon you're wanting to change should be called: com.apple.macbookpro-15-unibody.icns

If I were you, I'd make a duplicate of that file, Photoshop a version that appears the way you'd like it to, and then save it as the same name/filetype as the original, and put it in its place. The system should then refer to your altered version, and it should appear in the sidebar as you designed it.

(There's also a ton of other really high-res icons in there, if you want to see some cool stuff.) :)
yeah, thanks ziggyonice!
(oh, and i didn't feel like arguing before but i understood +1, i just didn't understand what "this is real life?" meant)
 

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