Actually, the outcome of this trick won't give you any great significance to your skill in using Mac. What I intended here is to share several useful tricks and wrap them up in a fun way. I hope in such a way, you can memorize them better.
For a teaser, let's see the outcome for this fun tip:
As I've said previously, the outcome is less important than what you will get during the process. As Steve Jobs said, "The Journey is the Reward".
Let's get started.
Dock is separated into two portions, which the first one can contains applications and the other one can only contains folders. Here, you will be guided to mirror applications and folders. To get things quickly done, it will be best to change the folder's display rather than another way round.
As you cannot access the file information directly from the Dock, it's essential to know where is the file location.
Once you've mastered the first step, you can do this part easily. To complete this part, you will be required to perform several steps:
So now, you will have the icon (virtually) stored in your Mac clipboard. Grab one of your Dock folders and to these steps:
Up to this point, your folder icon is already changed, but sometimes you will see no changes on your Dock icon. It's just nothing happened. If that happens, proceed to next step.
After upgrading to Leopard, you will have your Dock empowered with two icon display modes: Display as Stack and Display as Folder. If you use Display as Stack, three top items inside the folder will be displayed in stacking manner.
However, this will ruin our plan to fake our applications and folders, so we will stick to using Display as Folder. Your folder now will perfectly display new icon.
Follow the steps and map the applications icon to the folder, then you will reach a mirrored state like shown before.
Let's say you just want to have fun with it (not going to keep it for long time), you can easily rip off the new overlaying icon leaving alone the old one:
After reading this article, I hope you've mastered five new techniques of your Mac:
If you feel some of the steps are confusing, feel free to ask (politely) on the comment box below. I will try my best to guide you through.
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