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Dock stacks icon

Friday, August 27th, 2010 @ 6:24 am

I downloaded a folder icon so i can use it on my dock. I used one that looks different from the usual blue folder:

http://i39.tinypic.com/fa39d2.jpg

When i shut down the computer or restart it goes back to the bland blue folder:

http://i42.tinypic.com/156wk0x.png

My questions is how can i keep the folder that i downloaded?


Answer:I have the same issue, but with only one folder. Changing from Folder to view to Stacks view and back again fixes it, but always reverts to a blank folder on restart.

Answer:yea, i did that, just kinda stinks that it wont stay the way in want it.

Thanks.


Answer:Mine does not do that. Here is what I did, to change the icon of my applications stack.

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/7240/picture1m.th.jpg (http://img220.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture1m.jpg)

In the Dock, select the folder – Right Click and set the "Display as" to Stack

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8193/picture2a.th.jpg (http://img268.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture2a.jpg)

Copy the Icon you want to set as your stack icon and paste it into the Applications folder

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6272/picture3ahl.th.jpg (http://img196.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture3ahl.jpg)

Rename the icon file so that it has a space infront of the file name.

For Eg: I have a icon file named "Applications.icns" I renamed it to " Applications.icns"

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4376/picture4g.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/picture4g.jpg/)

Close the appications folder

From dock, right-click on the applications stack and make sure that "Sort by" is set to "NAME"

Using this technique the icons do not automatically default back to the original folder icon :)

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.


Answer:cool, that’s working so far, thanks guys for the advice

Answer:cool, that’s working so far, thanks guys for the advice

u r welcome


Answer:I’m not sure how i got it to work, but now the folder icon doesn’t change upon power up or restart. the only thing i did was update to 10.5.7. maybe that fixed the situation.

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