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Use custom icons for docked URLs Desktop
You may already know that if you drag a URL into the right hand side of the dock, it'll stay there and clicking it opens the page in your chosen browser.

Trouble is, the icon for URLs is generic and unintuitive and you can't change the icon directly. There is a solution...

Instead of dragging the URL straight into the dock, drop it into a suitable folder and the use the standard cut'n'paste method (described in the rest of this article) to swap the icon. Now drag the URL/icon into the right hand side of the dock. Hey presto, you have a custom url with custom icon in the dock. I have an icon of Dilbert that takes me straight to his daily comic strip.

Read the rest of this article if you need a primer on cutting and pasting icons in OS X...

The cut'n'paste method for changing icons:

Open two Finder windows and locate the icon you want to copy (file A) in one window and locate in the other window the file/folder/url/whatever (file B) that you want to attach that icon to.

Click on file A, and then open the File->Show info (command I). Change the dropdown menu to preview, then click on the small icon in the top left hand corner. Now copy the icon to the clipboard (command C).

Click on file B, the Show-Info window will refresh to show the icon you're going to change. Click on the icon in the top left corner and then paste from the clipboard (command V).

File B now has the same Icon as File A.
Note that this method does not work if you try to change the icon of a disk.
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