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The "Create archive" feature in Mac OS X 10.3 and later can lead to problems and we recommend against using it.
There are really three parts to designing icons: concept, creation and construction. Read on to learn more.
Unfortunately creating icons for the Palm and other handheld devices is difficult and requires unique resources.
During the transition from Mac OS 9 to OS X, the way custom icons are stored on disks changed. Read on for more.
Yes, after creating a projector bundle you can change the Info.plist file so that CFBundleIconFile uses a .icns file.
Save as a resource file when incorporating into an application and as a folder for simple use on the Mac desktop.
Certain versions of the Mac Finder have a bug that prevents it from updating properly and showing icon changes.
Yes, there are many good reasons to update cicn resources to icon suites including millions of colors and transparency.
There are several important tips and tricks for developers working with Mac based icon resources. Read on for more.
Working with 32-bit icons in Cocoa and NIB-based Carbon applications, is surprisingly easy. Read on for more.
There are some important things to know when working with 32-bit Windows icons. Read on to learn more.
A quick way to clear the cache is to go to the Appearance tab of Desktop properties and change the default icon size.
There are several tools on Windows that allow you to change application icons. One of them is Microangelo Librarian.
Microsoft only supports 32-bit icons with their newer products. Its best to focus on backward compatibility first.
A popular way to distribute your creations is via disk images. These steps will help you create your first Mac disk image.
Yes, adding a custom icon to a Mac disk image is easy. Please read on to learn the steps to perform this process.
Yes, but the trick is to make sure the picture you are adding is in a subfolder of the disk you are creating.
You may not have all icon resources in your icon file or your Finder may be caching old versions of the icon.
Follow the instructions in the full description to extract the pixels of the standard icon for manipulation in Photoshop.
You can create an Autorun.inf file to change the icon displayed when the CD-ROM is loaded in Windows.
Use Iconbuilder to create icons for cross-platform projects.
Instead of double-clicking the archive, Windows users need to right-click and select "Extract All..." to view icons.
The Iconfactory search engine is a great tool to help you find whatever you are looking for. We have associated keywords with all of the content available on the site. These keywords span icon sets, desktop pictures, iPulse Jackets, software products, support items, design services projects and even news page postings.
In order to make it easy for you to find what you are looking for, we have built some features into our search engine that allow you to customize your search: