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Changing Icons in Mac OS X

September 28th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

One of the distinctive features of the Mac OS X is its simple interface. Users are able to interact with the system in a consistent way. However, one of the things that users may want to customize is how icons look like.

The standard icon set on Mac OS X is attractive, but we may want to diversify its looks by changing some of the icons. Unlike other environments, however, it is very easy to change the icons in Mac OS X.

The only thing you need to do is finding a set of icons and copy and past the icons in the location where the applications or folders are. Follow the single steps bellow:

(1) open the folder where the new icon is and click the icon to select it.
(2) Type Command-I to display the Info window.
(3) Select the icon on the top left of the Info window. Copy with Command-C.
(4) Select the Application or folder you want to change and select it.
(5) Type Command-I to display the Info window.
(6) Select the icon on the top left of the Info window. Paste with Command-P.

This will change the old icon to the new one. You may have to enter your password if the icon you want to change is restricted.

There are many places where you can find nice icons. Here is one of the sites you can use:

http://interfacelift.com/icons/downloads/date/any/index3.html

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