1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 10, 2007 8:52 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Custom icon for mac on win machine

    Opera Rat Level 1
      My situation is the reverse of the one below. I'm working on a PC and want a Mac icon. I've designed one and have the .icns on my win machine. Do I need to be on a Mac to change the icon. I tried to do it on a mac by pening the icon (.icns file) in Preview. Then cmd-c (copy). Then I clicked once on the icon of the Projector I want to change. I Hit cmd-i. Clicked on the area of the Get Info box where it shows the icon and press cmd-v. AND NOTHING HAPPENED.
        • 1. Re: Custom icon for mac on win machine
          Level 7
          > Do I need
          > to be on a Mac to change the icon.

          Yes.

          > I tried to do it on a mac by pening the
          > icon (.icns file) in Preview. Then cmd-c (copy). Then I clicked once on the
          > icon of the Projector I want to change. I Hit cmd-i. Clicked on the area of
          > the Get Info box where it shows the icon and press cmd-v. AND NOTHING HAPPENED.

          It does work, but I don't remember the steps exactly. Perhaps get info
          on the icns file, select its Icon and copy, get info on the projector
          and paste into the icon box.
          For Mac projectors in general, I find it's better to provide a bundle.
          You can change the bundle icon without having to worry about the
          projector icon. I think the info.plist file provides the icon for the
          bundle, but it's been a while and memory fails me. Here's a useful
          walkthrough: < http://www.haystack.co.uk/director/misc/hybrid_cd.php>