Copying a New Icon to the Clipboard
The creative soul that is the Mac user cannot leave well enough alone. Despite the wonderful graphic Apple has chosen for the Snow Leopard hard drive icon, users want to spice up their Mac visuals and change it. Here’s an easy way
The first step is to copy a new icon graphic to the Mac OS X clipboard. There are a couple of ways to do this. Like a package meal at a restaurant, choose one:
1. Copy an icon from another volume, file, folder or app.
a. Highlight the icon you want to copy and click the File menu, Get Info – or press Command-I. The Info box for that icon appears.
b. Click the graphic in the Info box in the upper left corner to highlight it. Click the Edit menu and click Copy – or press Command-C. Now this icon is on the Clipboard ready to be pasted onto the hard drive icon.
2. Copy an icon file on your computer. There are numerous Mac icon downloads available on the web. You can even create your own. The icon files must have an extension of .png or .icn.
a. Browse for the icon file in Finder or Preview. Click on the file or image to highlight it.
b. Click the Edit menu and choose Copy – or press Command-C. Now the icon file is on the Clipboard ready for pasting.