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Customize Desktop Icons
06-02-2012, 07:34 PM
Post: #1
Customize Desktop Icons
Hi All,

I'm just messing about here giving my desktop an overhaul and am looking for some custom desktop icons which i can use instead of the bog standard win7 ones.
Anyone got any ideas for download links.

Tech type themes would be great if that's possible.
Below is how it looks so far:

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06-02-2012, 07:40 PM
Post: #2
RE: Customize Desktop Icons
welcome to the world of icons Big Grin

there are entire communities built around icons, kaiser.

here are some of the ones i use:

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finder, thunderbird, firefox, camino, safari, xchat, itunes, xld, word, dictionary, stickies, ps, lightroom, bridge, calc., terminal, console, emergency options, little snitch, toaster, vuse, transmission, deeper, preview, trash

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06-02-2012, 07:44 PM
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RE: Customize Desktop Icons
Are they individual icons for individual apps etc or have you downloaded an icon pack if you know what i mean?

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06-02-2012, 07:50 PM
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RE: Customize Desktop Icons
Just downloaded Icon Constructor to have a little fun with Smile

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06-02-2012, 07:52 PM
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RE: Customize Desktop Icons
i've downloaded core sets, but i always mix them up a bit. the way i see it... any thing is a potential icon. i gotta say tho... i don't know much about windows icons. i tend to stick to storing them as png as default and just convert them to rsrc files when i want to use one. its slightly tricky with mac icons.

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06-02-2012, 07:54 PM
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I'm on another new learning curve here but what the heck. It'll be fun if nothing else! Wink

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06-02-2012, 07:55 PM
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RE: Customize Desktop Icons
the cool thing is... if there is a program, there is an alternate icon available just by doing an image search followed by the program name and the word, 'icon'

http://iconfactory.com/ has tons of stuff

edit --

looks like windows icons are just standard ico files... but the cake has lied to me before.

this is one of the better online converters if you need it: http://iconverticons.com/

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