The most common use of custom icons is as a replacement for the standard file and folder icons that are built into your computer’s operating system. Many people find that it is much easier to find a file that you are looking for by spotting a cool, colorful icon rather than by its name. Custom icons are a way for users to personalize the look and feel of their desktop and many people collect hundreds, even thousands of them for fun.
Icons can be cut and pasted onto almost any item on the Macintosh. As for how to apply them, here is the most straight forward way:
Please keep in mind that certain icons such as the Finder icon or the Trash Can icon can only be changed with helper apps like our very own CandyBar utility. Please visit the CandyBar homepage at Panic.com to learn more.
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