OS X :: Any Application (Free) For Changing Default Icons?

Aug 9, 2010

I've been into macs and OSX for a few years but not really done any real tweaks like changing the default icons. Whats the best free app for changing the icons? Candybar 3?

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OS X :: Changing Dock Icons To Default?

Sep 14, 2009

A quick question. On the far left side of the dock, what is the default icon that is there? For some reason I seen mine go up in a cloud and I can't remember what it is. Right now I have "Finder, Dashboard etc...

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OS X :: Changing Default Icons - Leopard Vs Snow?

Oct 25, 2009

I am currently running 10.5.8, and I have changed my default icons. I love this feature, and this web page will show you how to do it. [URL:...] I am about to upgrade to Snow Leopard soon, and I am wondering if anyone else knows if it will still work? I quite like my 'glass icons' as my defaults.

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OS X :: Changing Mac Icons Just Shows The Default .png/.icns/.ico Image?

Oct 20, 2009

I have downloaded an icon i want to apply to a file and i have it in png, icns and ico format. When i click on the image in the get info window and paste in the file, it just shows the default .png/.icons/.ico image. How can i make it work properly, showing the actual image itself.

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OS X :: Changing Default File Icons - Dock Not Recognize Finder Image

Jul 25, 2009

On my Macbook, running Leopard, I recently changed all my icons. (applications, folders, default files, etc.) I changed the Finder and Trash icons via System/Library/CoreServices. But the Dock won't recognize that the Finder icon has changed-- it's still showing me the old icon. That's Problem 1.

Then I created a new user account, and discovered that on that account the Dock shows the correct Finder image. But Problem 2: the new account doesn't recognize my default file icons. It flashes them for a second when I save the file, and then reverts back to the regular white default image. (Even though all the .icns files are correct in the application's Resources folder.) I really don't want to download Candybar or anything, since I know it can be done without that.

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OS X :: Changing Dock Background - Folder Icons And App Icons?

May 1, 2010

First off, I've searched the forums, but can't find an answer -- sorry if I missed something.Just got a new machine running 10.6.3 -- ugh, the dock and folders and so on look like clunky Windows junk :-(I miss my simple, elegant 10.4.11 dock ...I don't want to add novelty icons or that kind of thing, I just want a borderless dock that's semi-transparent or clear. And apparently all the apps out there to change the dock background don't work with Snow Leopard.I know CandyBar can help me with the folder icons and app icons, but as far as I can tell, not the actual dock background.

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OS X :: Unable To Delete Icons / Application Showing Icons On Desktop

Oct 24, 2009

On my desktop the little disk image icons are coming up when i open certain applications. I wanna make them disappear, but still be able to see ipods, cds, and external drives.

Also(somewhat irrelevant), occasionally when i open firefox, it asks me to drag it in the applications folder, but it's already there. please help. its so annooying

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OS X :: Changing Name Of Default Folders?

Nov 17, 2009

i'm using Apple Mac OSX SL in french and I noticed that a few months ago, some of my default folders such as Downloads, Desktop, Images, Videos etc, switched from french to english. So now when I click on Users-MyName I have half the list in English, half the list in French. The problem is, how can I change those folders back in French? I tried to rename them but their names are locked...

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OS X :: Downloading And Changing Icons?

Mar 5, 2010

I want to use some of the icons from http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...sabresnow.html

I downloaded them so how do I change the icons?

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OS X :: How To Restore Default Icons

Jan 23, 2010

I install candybar on my snow leopard but now I cant restore my default icons. Look the screen

1: icon: find
2: itunes (bugged)
3: firefox (bugged)

ITunes/firefox don't appear on candybar.

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OS X :: Changing Default File Manager On Mac

Sep 6, 2010

I'd like to know if it is possible to replace the default file manager in Mac OSX? Changing from Finder to Macintosh Explorer for instance.

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OS X :: Changing Default Location Of Finder?

Nov 14, 2009

Running Mac OS 10.6.1

I changed the account preferences (in the System Preferences) so that the username is pointed to Data/users/username

The Finder icon in the dock still opens to to Programs/users/username, even after rebooting. All other apps appear to be using Data/users/username for saving files and other stuff.

How do I change the Finder on the Dock to open to Data/users/username?

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OS X :: Changing Default Author Name In Pages

Jul 23, 2010

For reasons that I will not go into here, I have a first initial and middle name, not a first name and middle initial like most people. It played havoc with the registrar at my college. My Address Book card has my first name as "G" and my middle name as "Ralph". Whenever programs automatically fill in my name, they use my first initial only. For example, Pages puts my author name as "G Kuntz". Is there any way to get my default name to be "G Ralph Kuntz", other than setting my first name to "G Ralph" and my middle name to blank ("")?

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Software :: Changing Default Language In MAC OS X?

Oct 21, 2009

I'm using MAC os 10.6.1 and my MBP region is Russian(Ukraine) I want to set my default language in applications (to type - not menu language)as English. How to do it? For some reason all application start and change my Input Source to Russian every time.

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OS X :: Changing Icons And Types Of Files

Sep 7, 2010

I know how to change icons but I'm having problem with the type of file. I've managed to change one using the rsrc file type but no other type will work for me such as icns, png or tiff. This is probably something easy. Do they have to be converted into rsrc or is it the OS version I'm running?

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OS X :: Changing Icons For Removable Media Possible?

Jun 30, 2009

I have a few removable media devices such as cameras and would like to change the icon when it appears on the desktop as a drive. I figured out how to change the name so each time it comes up it has the unique name but the icon would be awesome. I tried "Get Info" but no help. I guess a follow up would be is there a place to get some slick looking icons also?
13" MB - 2.4GHz/2GB/250GB

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OS X :: Changing Icons In Dock - Any Possibility?

Nov 3, 2009

I have 3 folder icons next to the trash icon. They are my downloads Documents and an other folder I use very often. Now these icons I have dragged and dropped in the dock. But the problem is they all 3 look the same. I get confused which one to take. How can I change the icons on those folder.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Icons Arrangement Keeps Changing

Mar 23, 2012

Anyone got any ideas about why the icons in my applications folder and in some other folders need to be arranged after every time I start my iMac? They're all over the place despite me setting the snap to grid command..I've got an iMac (2008 24 inch 2.8 Extreme) running the latest Lion software.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Where To Find Default System Icons?

Feb 9, 2006

Where are all the default system icons? like the applications "a" (not the folder with the a). if you plug in an ipod it automatically gets the right icon (shuffle has shuffle icon, etc.) are those on the ipod or system? where to find those icons? i know how to change them, but can't find the defaults...

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OS X :: Restoring Back To My Default Icons?

Feb 17, 2009

I'm in need of changing my icons back to the factory normals.

Any way to do it automatically?

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Windows On Mac :: Changing Default Boot Setting?

Jan 13, 2011

I recently used bootcamp to install windows 7 onto my computer. Now whenever i turn on my computer it defaults into windows. How do i change that??

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Applications :: Changing Word Default Language

Sep 29, 2009

how to set Word's default language to English UK ? I keep selecting Tools - Langauge - English UK- Default and confirming I want that as default.

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OS X :: Changing Default Folder For Photo Booth?

Oct 5, 2009

I'd like to change the folder where Photo Booth saves all it's images. Is there any way to do this? Perhaps a Terminal command?

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Hardware :: Changing Mac's Default Color Wheel?

Nov 17, 2009

Occasionally, I have a lot of mac applications running on my desktop, and I like to switch back and forth and do certain things with each one of them.

If I clog the activity monitor up too much, the color wheel will come up, and I really hate it. I get very impatient when that happens - not because of it being there, but for some reason, the color wheel itself.

Is there a way to change it so that there is not the color wheel there, maybe something like a black and white color wheel or another gif.

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Applications :: Changing The Default Screenshot Location?

Jul 19, 2010

I used to have it so that whenever I take a screenshot it would go to a folder of my choice. But I have recently put a new hard drive in my MacBook and thus have a new Leopard install and do not remember how I originally set this up because it was such a long time ago.

Does anyone know what Terminal command or something that will let me make my screenshots go to something like User/Tyler/Pictures/Screenshots?

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OS X :: Terminal Command For Changing Default Sounds

Aug 6, 2010

I'm looking to change some of the OS X default sounds (like the very annoying "boing!" drag-and-drop sound). I'm not talking about the alert sound that can be changed easily via the "Sound" function in System Preferences. I'm looking for the Terminal commands that would enable me to substitute an existing Mac OS X sound for the ones I don't like. (I'm not looking to create or find online other sounds; I'm happy to just use the ones that come with Mac OS X.) Some weeks ago I found a web page that described the necessary terminal commands and also where to find the .aiff files, but I've spent the last week trying to find that page again with no luck.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Changing The Default Settings For A Printer?

Mar 29, 2012

I have an Epson Workforce 845 Printer.  It is working well.  However, I am running into one annoyance.  The Epson printer will take envelopes in Cassette 1.  I ahve envelopes loaded there and plain letter paper in Cassette 2.  When I print an envelope it is no problem.  I simply in the Print dialog select the Envelope preset and it works well. However, I don't wish to select a plain paper preset *each time* I print an ordinary document.  However, the Default print settings defaults to Casette1 and I see no way to force it to default to cassette 2 except when I don't select an override.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7), 27-inch Mid 2011 2.7 Ghz Intel Core

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Default Email Reader Keep Changing

Apr 23, 2012

Why does the default email reader in Mail Preferences keep changing to Outllook after I set it to Mail 5.2 and then close the preference pane? The Default in Outlook is set as Mail 5.2.

Info:iMac (24-inch), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Method For Changing Microsoft Office Icons?

Oct 2, 2010

Okay so I found a perfect set of icons I wanted to use for Word, Excel, Powerpoint... But I can't seem to change them. Using that copy&paste method doesn't work, and because it's not a packaged app I can't use Candybar.

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OS X :: Changing Icons On Folder - Background Not Transparent

Oct 8, 2007

I am trying to change the background on some Aliases and folders I created on my desktop. I downloaded some icons in .ico and .png format online, and I am able to use the .png format. I open up the .png file, ctrl-c it, then goto the Alias or Folder I want to change the icon on. I do a "Get Info", then I click on the icon at the top and do a ctrl-v. This changes the icon, but it puts a White background behind the icon. See the screenshot below to see what I am talking about. Screenshot of resulting icon on desktop. Site where I downloaded the icons:

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