Dock Icons question

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  1. foezz

    foezz Member

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    How can i change the icons of applications at the dock but not change the icon of the application itself?
     
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    Changing the icons in the dock will happen if you change the icons of the application first. Dock icons are like shortcuts to access your applications.
    I don't know if there are tweaks on this that i don't know.
     
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    You could make aliases for your apps and then change the icons of the aliases. You'll have the small arrow on the corner though.
     
  4. foezz

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    i guess i have to change the app icon then. how can i convert it back to its default icon once ive changed it btw?
     
  5. ijingo

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    First, open your icon using preview then copy it or press cmd c. leave it there first.
    then Go to Applications Folder>Select App>press cmd I to get info, on the upper left icon - select it, notice there's a blue color shade already, when it is, press cmd v or paste. this will change your icon. this will not change your icon in the dock yet but when you open that app, it will automatically change. i think there's already an existing thread on this or in relation. check it out.
     
  6. PatrickGaerlan

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    To add to what ijingo said, to revert the icon back to the original, simply highlight the icon in the Get Info window again and hit 'delete'.
     
  7. Keng

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    There's also CandyBar to make icon-changing easy (at least in terms of implementing changes system-wide vs. changing/deleting icons one-by-one). So far, the trial version is enough for me (since I've only opened it a few times after installing) and I still have a couple of days left.
     
  8. wire

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    hi ive changed the application folder icon but the application dock icon does not change..
     

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