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Chapter 1. Transforming Your Mac > Customizing Standard Icons

1.5. Customizing Standard Icons

TOOLS YOU NEED

For working through the examples in this section, you'll need the following application:


After using Mac OS X for a while, the standard icons used in Finder windows tend to pass beneath our radar. Take a second to revisit them. There's the picture of the house for the home directory; the letter A made out of a pencil, a paintbrush, and a ruler for applications; the G-clef for the music folder; and so forth. These pictures are nice—as well they should be. They've been designed by Apple, and passed by their team of human engineering gurus. Still, as with everything Mac OS X, just because it's standard doesn't mean you can't mess with it.


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