Change Icon For Mac Application

  1. Mac Desktop Icons
  2. Windows App Icons Missing
  3. Mac Mail Icon

Download and install the free version of Img2icns from this website. This is an app that allows you. Before changing any icons for key apps, it's worth playing around with icons for disposable files and folders to figure out how the icon-swapping process works. Icons in Mac OS X use the.icns format.

Add all 10 png icons to your Assets.xcassets's AppIcon image. Delete derived data if you have launched the app before, otherwise it will continue to show the default icon. Run the app; it should now show your icon in the Dock, Application Switcher, and anywhere else it should appear.

Change Icon For Mac Application

macOS provides a lot of customization options and one of them is to change apps and folder icons. There isn’t any desperate need to do so, but it’s good to keep things the way we like. It also serves the purpose of confusing people, in case you have colleagues or friends using your Mac without your permission. Here we’ve explained detailed guide on how you can change app and folder icons on Mac with ease.


Mac Desktop Icons

How to Change App and Folder Icons in macOS

As far as this guide is concerned, we will use the Desktop folder as an example but don’t worry as the process remains the same for any other folder, app, or even website bookmark.

Step #1. Very first thing you’ll need to do is select any image of your choice and copy it to the clipboard by double clicking thepicture to open it in Preview. Now click on EditSelect All. Next, press Command + C to copy the image to clipboard.

Step #2. To locate the Desktop folder, ensure you are in Finder and press Shift + Command + H. Alternatively, you may also click on Go from top bar and then click on Home.

Step #3. Right click on the Desktop folder icon/name and select “Get Info“.

Step #4. On the info panel of the folder, click on the folder icon located at the upper-left corner.

Step #5. All you need to do now is to paste the image we copied in the first step by pressing Command + V.

You can repeat the same process for any folder. To restore the original image follow Step #3, Step #4 and now press Command + X to cut the image and it will automatically restore the original default image.

For changing app icon on Mac, you’ll need to access Application folder by looking for it in Finder and then select any App for which you wish to customize the icon. Thereafter, follow on from Step #3.

Note: For changing the icon of an in-built app (like Safari), you will need to enter your Mac’s password.

Wrapping up…

There are many websites which let you download icons and icon packs for Mac; search for them. If you are changing website shortcut icon, one good idea is to download the website’s logo and use that.

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You can use the following procedure to change an icon associated with the selected application directly from the Results pane of the Application node in the Application Virtualization Server Management Console.

To change an application icon

  1. Right-click the application, and select Properties from the pop-up menu.

  2. On the General tab, click the Browse button next to Icon Path.

  3. Select the desired icon, or browse to another location to select the icon. After you've selected the icon, click Open. Click OK to apply.

    The new icon appears in the Results pane. The new icon is also displayed in the menus and in the client desktop notification area.

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