custom hard drive icons???

in macOS edited January 2014
Is this something new in 10.1.3? I tried it in 10.1.2 and it did not work. Weird.


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    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
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    Some rules (bugs) on custom icons in OS X:

    You can have a custom icon is OS 9 and OS X simultaneously, but you need to set the custom icon in OS 9 first, and then the icon in OS X.

    If you want to change a custom icon in X, you need to first open the get info-pane and press delete to remove the prior icon.

    And sometimes when you set the icons of Apps and hard-drives, you need to login again for the changes to take effect.

    I'm sure there are a whole lot more issues, but these are the ones I've encountered so far. Hope you get it working!
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    [quote]Originally posted by Whyatt Thrash:

    <strong>You can have a custom icon is OS 9 and OS X simultaneously...</strong><hr></blockquote>Do you mean having the *same* icon?

    - T.I.
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    [quote]Originally posted by The Installer:

    <strong>Do you mean having the *same* icon?

    - T.I.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    No, boot into OS 9, open the get info panel and paste the OS 9-icon. Then boot into X and set the OS X-icon. Just pasting an OS X-icon in X will not change the icon in OS 9.

    I also haven't managed to make a custom OS X icon work on a Classic app. It just shows up as a solid black square.
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    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    You don't have to log out and log in. Just relaunch the finder and you are done
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