Need help with Executable Jar Icons

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PolarOso, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. PolarOso macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    Hi all,

    I have this executable Jar file that I have recently made. I've looked around the net and managed to find many tutorials on how to change the icons of files, programs, etc.

    But I want to change the icon that shows on the dock upon launch. Some tutorials have you drag the app to the dock and it will show the new icon, but what if I didn't want to drag this particular executable to the dock, or what if I wanted to give this file to a friend who doesn't have it customised?

    Thanks in advance
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Alas, you can't change the icon very easily for an executable JAR file - but you CAN wrap it inside of an application bundle and associate an icon with it that way - using Jar Bundler or a similar tool to perform the task.

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