- Taking Advantage of Custom Settings
- Moving the Dock Around
- Changing the Dock's Size
- Customizing the Dock's Behavior
- Changing the Way the Finder Works
- Changing Your Desktop Picture
- Changing Your Login Icon
- Changing Your Mac's Language
- Changing Your Screen Saver
- Changing File Icons
- Increasing Your Mac's Security
- Using the Dashboard
- Making Your Own Widgets
- Automatically Updating Your Widgets
- Creating Custom Network Locations
Changing File Icons
Mac OS X has wonderful graphics; it’s a lovely looking operating system, and that’s due in large part to its detailed, scalable icons. One of the easiest—and coolest—customizations you can perform on your Mac is to apply the system’s dexterity with icons to your own homemade icons. You can turn any picture you like into an icon.
In Preview or another graphics program, select part or all of an image to be the new icon. Press -C to copy the selection.
In the Finder, click to select the file whose icon you want to change.
Choose File, Get Info to see the file’s Info window.
Click the icon shown in the Info window.
Press -V and the new image is pasted into the icon area.