This article will show you how to customize your Mac by changing the icons of your apps! Whether you want to personalize your Mac or just make it look more interesting, this article will provide all the steps you need.
Whether you’re a Mac power user or a newbie, changing the icons of Mac apps can be a fun way to customize your Mac. It’s easy to do and the process only takes a few minutes.
Step 1: Find an Icon
The first step is to find a new icon to replace the default one. You can search online for free icon sets, or purchase a high-resolution icon set. If you’d like to create your own icon, you can use any graphics program such as Photoshop or GIMP to create a 512x512 pixel PNG image.
Step 2: Open the Application Folder
The next step is to open the Applications folder. To do this, click the Finder icon in the Dock, or press Command+Shift+A. Once the Applications folder is open, locate the app you want to change the icon for. Right-click (or control-click) the app and select “Show Package Contents” from the menu that appears.
Step 3: Locate the Icon File
Once you’ve opened the package contents, navigate to the Contents/Resources folder. This is where the icon files for the app are stored. Inside this folder you’ll find several image files with the extension .icns. These are the icon files for the app.
Step 4: Replace the Icon File
Now that you’ve located the icon file, it’s time to replace it with your new one. To do this, drag your new icon file into the Contents/Resources folder. You may be asked for your administrator password to complete the process. Once the new icon file is in place, you can close the package contents window.
Step 5: Restart the App
The last step is to restart the app. This will ensure that the new icon is properly loaded. To restart the app, simply quit it and then reopen it. You should now see the new icon in place.
And that’s it! You’ve successfully changed the icon of a Mac app. You can now customize the look of your Mac and make it your own. Have fun!