New To Mac OS Customization Help

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  1. gilbert1020 macrumors regular

    gilbert1020

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    I just recently bought a MBP, and I wanted to change the Applications icon
    on my dock to the App Store icon used on the iPhone.
    [​IMG]

    Where can I find that specific icon to use on my dock?
    I have searched various sites with no luck.
    Thanks : )
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    I found this by googling "iphone app store icon" and then clicking images.

    [​IMG]

    There are a ton of different image sizes. :)
     
  3. gilbert1020 thread starter macrumors regular

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    how can i make the pictures of the icons found on google images
    into an actual app.?
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    You can just edit the photo and get rid of the black, and then download and use CandyBar to change the icon.
     
  5. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    You don't even need CandyBar.

    to change almost any icon system wide, bring up it's info window by choosing the program or folder you wish to change and pressing Command + i at the same time. Or by right clicking and hitting "get info"

    You will see that folder/app's icon at the top right. So on the new icon you want to use, do that and simply click on it to choose it, then copy (command c) then choose the info window and icon of the icon you wish to change, and paste it in (command v)

    very easy.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    I was never able to change icons properly on my computer without CandyBar, it would never work. Especially with stubborn icons like finder and Firefox.
     
  8. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    here is the way i do it. its complicated and make sure you make a back up but it has never failed.

    right click on the app you want to change, click show package contents>contents>resources then find the current icon image. this can be tricky sometimes because depending on the program there may be a lot of .icns files in there. once you have located it press the enter key to rename it, copy the name including the .icns part of it. go back to the new icon and again press the enter key to rename it and copy the original icon name into the new one. then drag it into the resources folder. this should replace the old one. make sure that you make a copy of the original if you want to go back to it.
     
  9. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    img2icns is a free app that will allow you to take any image file and change it into a .icns file.
     
  10. gilbert1020 thread starter macrumors regular

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