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custom icons
Authored by: ficino on Apr 05, '02 08:25:56AM

The fact is that assigning a custom icon to a file or a folder in the Finder is a hit or miss proposition that only works sometimes.



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custom icons
Authored by: bkperry on Apr 05, '02 10:55:25AM

In my experience, logging out and logging back in will resolve any non-appearing custom icon issues. I don't know why the icon sometimes doesn't stick right off- it just doesn't. I notice this problem especially when pasting icons onto applescript applications.

One interesting behavior- if you drag the offending file into the dock, the icon will appear properly. Obviously, something isn't getting updated on the "Get Info" box level.

Also, check out this hint for more icon help:

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20020228014410576

Ciao!

----bkperry



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custom icons
Authored by: jluster on Apr 08, '02 12:12:29AM

Your enemy in this case is a cocoa function which made it all the way from NeXT to 10.1. It's basically a broken return from an icon refresh, the old mask is being cleared without the new one being applied. I would assume (haven't tried it yet), that restarting the Finder in the Force Quit dialogue will fix this problem.



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