Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Applying Icons

  1. #1
    Applying Icons
    Destructive's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 07, 2007
    Location
    Baltimore
    Posts
    137
    Specs:
    iPod Video| 15" MacBook Pro | iPod Shuffle
    Applying Icons
    So, I just got some new icons that look really cool. I have one for Safari, iChat, and Garageband. But I cant drag them into the dock, and if I double click them, it says it doesnt have an application to open it with. How do I apply these icons?

  2. #2
    Applying Icons
    RiDE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2006
    Location
    Deep in the heart of Texas!
    Posts
    3,566
    Specs:
    Mac's
    Right click on the icon you would like to use and select "copy"

    find the actual Application (say Garageband) in the Application Folder.

    Right click on it and select "Get Info".. or select the application with 1 click and press Apple+I

    click on the current icon in the top of the Info window that appears, it will have a very slight blue around it to show it is selected... now press Apple+V (paste)... and close the window.. Viola!

    To go back the the default icon... in the get info window, select the icon, then press Apple+X (cut).. or just press the Delete key.

  3. #3
    Applying Icons

    Member Since
    Apr 06, 2007
    Posts
    98
    The program CandyBar makes this much easier if you're doing multiple icons!http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/mac/16010

  4. #4
    Applying Icons

    Member Since
    Jan 06, 2007
    Posts
    468
    YOU can change any icon by going into get info, and pasting the new icon over the old one. Some system icons like the trash and safari require more work to change the icon. Candy bar makes it easy.

  5. #5
    Applying Icons

    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location
    N. Ireland
    Posts
    901
    Specs:
    Mac Pro 2xQuad core 2.8GHZ
    Quote Originally Posted by kilo15 View Post
    YOU can change any icon by going into get info, and pasting the new icon over the old one.
    What file format must these icons be in? GIF? JPG? a.n.other?

  6. #6
    Applying Icons
    RiDE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2006
    Location
    Deep in the heart of Texas!
    Posts
    3,566
    Specs:
    Mac's
    Quote Originally Posted by Del View Post
    What file format must these icons be in? GIF? JPG? a.n.other?
    I've found that pretty much anything works... I have used images directly from the web as icons.

  7. #7
    Applying Icons

    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location
    N. Ireland
    Posts
    901
    Specs:
    Mac Pro 2xQuad core 2.8GHZ
    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    I've found that pretty much anything works... I have used images directly from the web as icons.
    Cool, thanks

  8. #8
    Applying Icons
    flilow06's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 20, 2007
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    255
    Specs:
    15" MBP 2.2ghz SR!
    While we're at it...

    Does Candybar do anything differently than the usual copy/paste method? Candybar doesn't see my Windows partition volume for some reason so I had to copy/paste the icon for it. I changed the Macintosh HD icon in Candybar just fine. The problem is, when I boot up via Boot Camp and hold alt to choose, only the Macintosh HD has changed, not the Windows HD. Anyone know what else I can try to get the icon to change so that I see it at boot up as well?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Update Not Applying
    By k.fisher in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-12-2013, 10:13 AM
  2. applying icons
    By core20 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-20-2007, 11:18 PM
  3. Applying bestskinsever on macbook
    By ipramono in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-31-2007, 09:12 PM
  4. Applying skins to iTunes
    By Starky in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-23-2006, 08:16 PM
  5. Applying a theme
    By rman in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-07-2003, 01:24 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •