Some icons don't apply

Mysterio-

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 10, 2006
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Finland
Heya,

Trying to change my Finder, Dashboard & Transmit icons with no luck. I have tried to change the one's in coreservices (dock.app) with permissions, but no luck. It only changes the icon to root user but not to my account(?). Dashboard icon doesn't change as well. It changes in Finder but the old icon is still in dock no matter what I do.

Transmit.app's icon is a tricky one. I changed it, but whenever I launch the application, the icon reverts back to normal ON THE DOCK. Even if I quit Transmit, the icon stays the default for couple of hours and then reverts back to the custom one until I launch it again (?) Ideas?
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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Bergen, Norway
Don't know about the Dashboard icon, but after changing the Finder icon you need to delete the Dock cache file(s) /Library/Caches/com.apple.dock.iconcache.50x and restart the Dock before changes will be shown...

With Transmit (if clearing the Dock cache doesn't work) you might try to look at Transmit.icns and the other files in the /Applications/Transmit.app/Contents/Resourses/ folder...
 

Mysterio-

macrumors newbie
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Nov 10, 2006
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Finland
Don't know about the Dashboard icon, but after changing the Finder icon you need to delete the Dock cache file(s) /Library/Caches/com.apple.dock.iconcache.50x and restart the Dock before changes will be shown...

With Transmit (if clearing the Dock cache doesn't work) you might try to look at Transmit.icns and the other files in the /Applications/Transmit.app/Contents/Resourses/ folder...
Funny, dont have that kind of file anywhere..not even in spotlight
 

Mysterio-

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Nov 10, 2006
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Finland
Thanks, found them and it worked! I did not find any similar icons inside the Transmit tho :p
 

PlaceofDis

macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
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this is the one reason i use candybar to change my icons. it forces the dock to restart and generally works like a charm. from the makers of Transmit too. :p

but even relaunching the finder and dock doesn't always work, but logging out and then back in makes everything right, worth a shot if you can't get it working.
 

Mysterio-

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 10, 2006
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Finland
this is the one reason i use candybar to change my icons. it forces the dock to restart and generally works like a charm. from the makers of Transmit too. :p

but even relaunching the finder and dock doesn't always work, but logging out and then back in makes everything right, worth a shot if you can't get it working.
I'm using candybar too. It however didn't delete those caches so it didn't work. Transmit's changing icon is still a mystery.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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Bergen, Norway
Hmmm... did you also try to get up the Transmit.app Info window, mark the icon (top left) and press Backspace/Delete (after replacing the Transmit.icns file)? </long shot>
 

quinters

macrumors newbie
Jun 10, 2007
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there's an easier way

I've had wonderful success with liteicon, and it's free. :cool:

It can even change the finder, desktop, home, and default folder icons!

-p