Changing Desktop Icons
July 23, 2002 1:05PM
edited January 2014
Ok, here is the deal I would like to change my MAC HD icon. What is a good piece of software to do this or can some one point me to a site that would show me what I need to do in my terminal to change it.
Reply 1 of 5
July 23, 2002 1:45PM
You don't need special software to change your icons. You probably will need special software to make new icons. If you want a good site for premade custom icons, goto <a href="
Once you have the icons files, changing the icons is dead easy. Select the item that has the icon you want. Use get info (command-i I think). click on the icon in the geti-info box and 'copy' the icon (command-c I think), then get info on the item you want changed, in this case the harddrive. click on it's icon in the get-info box and then paste (comand-p)..that's it, you are done.
Reply 2 of 5
July 23, 2002 2:31PM
My god is that easy!!! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
Thank's a lot.
Reply 3 of 5
July 23, 2002 2:35PM
Moving to Genius Bar...
Reply 4 of 5
July 23, 2002 7:52PM
By the way, there's a bug in the current Finder where the hard drive icon may disappear if you paste something over it. Simply logout and back in or just relaunch the Finder to force it to refresh properly.
Here's a brief tutorial movie (only 450 KB) I made a couple months ago to show how to change icons:
and this movie (600 KB) shows the bug where you sometimes need to relaunch the Finder:
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Reply 5 of 5
July 23, 2002 11:16PM
[quote]Originally posted by Brad:
<strong>By the way, there's a bug in the current Finder where the hard drive icon may disappear if you paste something over it. Simply logout and back in or just relaunch the Finder to force it to refresh properly.
Heh, forgot about that bug. had it happen when I first changed icons...that's sort of scary when your icons just vanish. <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" />