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A primer on modifying application icons
Authored by: get-a-mac on Apr 30, '07 10:32:17AM

How is this better than the simple: get info, select icon, copy icon, get info, select icon, paste? (copying a nice, pre-existing replacement icon, of course)



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A primer on modifying application icons
Authored by: craigw on Apr 30, '07 12:49:03PM
The icns file can tell Finder how to display the documents that belong to that application. For example, I replace just the rtf.icns & rtfd.icns files in TextEdit with these beautiful icons:
TextEdit icons
That way rtf & txt files are more clearly distinct looking in Finder.

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A primer on modifying application icons
Authored by: wallybear on May 02, '07 03:35:19AM

Actually icons files don't tell anything to Finder about opening files, but they are only a visual hint for the user (Finder doesn't have eyes, to date)...



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A primer on modifying application icons
Authored by: enigmamf on May 01, '07 07:58:08AM

One step further: You can copy the icon from the Info window, paste into Photoshop, edit, copy the graphic, and paste into the Info window. No conversion or saving necessary.



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