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Changing Icons

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.

INTRODUCTION

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.


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More Fun with Icons

You can copy and paste existing icons, too. For a great collection of free Mac icons you can download and apply to your files and folders, check out the Iconfactory (www.iconfactory.com).


Click the icon shown in the Info window.

Press -V and the new image is pasted into the icon area.


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