Changing Mac OS X icons

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  1. MarkHastings

    MarkHastings Executive Producer

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    Has anyone run into this? I have been playing around with custom icons that I've downloaded off the internet. Yesterday I was copying and pasting different icons onto my applications with ease, but today, I'm having trouble changing some of those icons. Example, I changed Illustrator and Photoshops icon yesterday...I easily changed Illustrators icon today, but when I change Photoshops, it won't let me.

    I can delete the custom icon and revert it back to the original Adobe Photoshop icon, but whenever I try to paste a new icon there, it pastes the one I pasted from yesterday. [​IMG]

    On another topic, does anyone know of another icon program that will let you change the system icons (i.e. Finder, Home, Applications Folder, etc.). The only one I know of is CandyBar, but it doesn't seem to allow me to change the trash icon.
     
  2. Joseph S

    Joseph S Cinematographer

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    CandyBar should change the trash icon as well. Mine is changed.

    I'm not sure about the Photoshop icon, it seems to do the same thing here. Now, I can only paste the ImageReady icon over and over again.
     
  3. MarkHastings

    MarkHastings Executive Producer

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    The only way I was able to change the icon was to make a copy of the file. Once I made the copy, I was able to delete the cutom icon and paste in a new one. It's odd.
     
  4. Thomas Newton

    Thomas Newton Screenwriter

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    Maybe the programs in question installed themselves as read-only (or writable only by 'root', etc.).
     

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