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    Feb 21, 2007
    I have an icon I want to use and it is an .icns file. How am I supposed to apply it to an application?

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    Select the file, and do a Get Info on it. Click on the icon image in the Get Info window and enter CMD-C (copies it). Now click on the application in question, and do a Get Info on it. Click on the icon image in its Get Info window and type CMD-v. This pastes your previously copied icon. Done!
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    Feb 21, 2007
    When I click Get Info on the .icns file, it shows this.

    What do I CMD-C on?

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    the little picture in the far left top of the window.

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  5. #5

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2005
    The apps icon is an .icns file, the same as the replacement icon that you want to use.

    This is a tricky procedure but not impossible. Follow the instructions from this link. (Clicky)

    There is a warning with this type of modding.

    Warning: Before you modify or replace the ICNS make sure to create a backup of the application you're modifying. If you follow these instructions, you do so at your own risk.

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