How to Change Mac Icons on the Dock

This article will teach you how to change the old classic icons sitting on the dock, either into a new theme or something awesome.

Steps

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    Assume for the purposes of this tutorial that you're trying to find a new icon for the "iMovie" icon.
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    Go to the search bar. Type in "iMovie Icons" (or whatever the name of the icon you wish to change is, such as "iPhoto Icons", or "Photo Booth icons," and so on.
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    Click Enter. Browse through all of the icon choices.
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    Drag the icon onto your desktop.
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    Click on the desktop photo of the icon. Go to the "Instant Alfa" Tool. This tool allows your icon to have a solid background, so that it can float.
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    Click on the solid background of the chosen icon. Once you have a red surface on top of the blank solid background, click Enter, and then "Convert".
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    Click on Command, A. This will select all of the icon.
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    Click on Command, C. This will copy the image.
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    Go to your spotlight facility. Search and type in the icon by typing in "iMovie". Do not click on it.
    • While your mouse is hovering over the highlighted blue app, click on Command, I, which will send it to the information about the icon.
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    Click on the icon's original picture. Press Command, V, which will paste the new image on.
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    Quit out of the app.
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    Click on it again to see the new image appear.
    • It might not appear on the first time, so just keep quitting and re-opening the icon.

Tips

  • This trick applies to all icons aside from "Finder".

Things You'll Need

  • Mac OS X

Article Info

Categories: Mac