Perhaps previously you’ve modified many icons, yet now you’ve become bored with those changes you’ve made; now you want to revert back to your original icon.
The process of reverting back to original icon is quite easy. Let’s say you've transformed your folder icon into stack drawer icons two months ago, you could do the followings to restore back to original folder icon.
Even though we have put transparent image as our login pictures, the white square box will still be there. This indicates that there is lack of transparency in displaying our login pictures.
But now, it's not a problem. Mac OS X Hints has put up a really interesting topic about how to enable this transparency. All of the steps are done in Terminal.
In their article, Show User Pictures with Transparency, I can conclude three main steps used in adding transparency to login pictures.
As usual, logout for the change to take effect.
I cannot fully guarantee that this trick will not harm your Mac. The only thing I can prove is that this trick didn't harm my Mac. So, you can try it for your own risk.
Check out these cute icons. Maybe some of them don't have two legs, like humans, but at least they've got a head and two arms.
I've found several interesting icons, but how can I change all icons in just one shot?
The drawer above can be easily made with only your Mac OS X Leopard little humble Preview.
Everyday in your working days, you probably need to check all the same e-mail, news, website or maybe favorite blog site. You should try using Fluid.
With Fluid, you can convert all of them into each separate applications, which are easily distinguishable. And you will find that you won't need to cycle all your opened web browser tabs in order to find particular site. The icon is customizable and you can put it on your Dock.
It will be nice if we can get the png version of those icons. Of course, the icons is stored somewhere inside your Mac OS X Leopard HD, it's like Mac HD ▸ Application ▸ ... ▸ Contents ▸ Resources.
But hey, it's time wasting. Why don't we just use IconGrabber, a freeware to extract out those icons into image?
It will be hard to see what is the text on the podium. However, Ken Drake brilliantly decoded it.
Here is the decoding result :
God, I dreamed there was an angel Who could hear me through the wall As I cried out-like, in Latin "This is so not life at all Help me out-out-of this nightmare" Then I heard her silver call- She said: "Just give it time, kid I come to one and all"
She said: "Give me that hand, please And the itch you can't control Let me teach you how to handle All the sadness in your soul Oh, we'll work that silver magic Then we'll aim it at the wall" She said: "Love may make you blind kid- But I wouldn't mind at all"
It's the bitch of living (Bitch, just a bitch) With nothing but your hand (Just a bitch, yeah) Just the bitch of living As someone you can't stand See, each night, it's like fantastic- Tossing, turning, without rest
Are you looking for free distribution of icons which are Leopard cover flow compatible?
Check out these icons submitted by people on Apple Official website. I've brought forward some of them that are compatible for your Leopard Coverflow (huge) icons.
Dragging Favorites to sidebar will transform it.
This is neither a killer tips nor an amazing tricks. This is just my curious that Mac transform Favorites to heart-shaped icon. It's just.. strange.
You can also try. Here are the steps:
Oh, I just remember that we can attach background image in our Finder. As I remember, we also can do this in Windows but with more complicated way and it's hard for me to know. Here I am to share with you how to use background inside Mac OS X Finder.
Before that, maybe this image below will give you brief explanation what will you achieve after reading this article. Have fun.
I humbly said that many people have known how to set finder background. However, I feel very happy to share my knowledge.
Recently the spirit of iconmaker fill my whole mind, then I think, "Maybe it will be nice if I can create my own icons". Therefore, I searching around and this web come up, entitled : "How to Make Mac Icons".
Then, I happily follow step by step. However, I don't meet satisfying result. The result I got only can copy the icon to my TextEdit, like this..
Of course I didn't give up easily and finally I found this very easy way to convert all kind of images to Mac icons, i.e. icns extension.
Thanks to Shiny Frog for its useful knowledge shared with us.
Whenever the icon worsen the mood, don't hesitate, change it. It just a few steps away to change the icon. Here are the steps:
It's nice to change the icon but don't do it frequently, the file size is increased altogether with the changing of icon. Oh don't worry, the file size increase only at the first the icon being changed.
What a rescue, RapidoStart can store as much as launching icon preferred instead of limited Dock storage. After experiencing RapidoStart, it's fully recommended to drop as many as icons instead of dropping them one by one.
Icons can be dragged anywhere on the Dock. There are two types of dragging, smooth dragging and rough dragging, and various types of usage with respect to the dragging style.
Smooth drag is usual way of dragging, and no need extra effort to drag into the dock, e.g. pressing additional key while dragging. However, the action must be performed in a correct way. The right files must be dragged into the right Application (or to the Trash, maybe?).
For example, dragging image file to open in Photoshop
Have a nice experience listen to favorite music from iTunes? How about having even greater experience, where it is possible to control iTunes using Dock?
Leaving alone the uncomfortable feeling to open iTunes windows whenever it is needed to make some changes to it. ripstyles.com presents Mac with new breakthrough, The iTunes Dock Control Applications in the form of free software.
It’s providing three important buttons to control iTunes directly from Dock’s surface: next, play/pause, and previous.
These are not regular icons.These icons can help you do these things :
Now, doing those things is just a click away to your dock. It’s very useful, isn’t it?
Dockables also has three themes for you to choose : Regular, Colour, and Tangerine.
Feelin’ bored with duck icon that appear on your dock every time you launch your Adium? Now you can change your duck with this cute looking dinosaur (even though the creator named it Lino, I prefer calling it Dino).