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OSX Icon Problems

July 17, 2007 | 1:41 pm

Hello.

I’m running into some walls assigning custom icons to my standalone application. I’ve created an icns file in Icon Composer and have included it using the appicon message. Looking at the .plist file, the custom icon has been set, the icon in the dock is correct, but the icon for the application in the finder is still set to the default icon. Even after restarting the computer.

Is there anyway to assign the icon to my application’s type (CFBundleSignature) in the .plist?

That’s on 10.3.9 and 4.6.2.

Thanks for your input,

Jeremy


July 17, 2007 | 2:27 pm

I’m surprised that after the restart it didn’t show up. What works
for me is to Force Quit the Finder, and then the icon usually
displays properly. That said, I’ve been on 10.4.x for a while now,
don’t know if things are different on 10.3.x…

Dan

At 7:41 AM -0600 7/17/07, jeremy wrote:
>Hello.
>
>I’m running into some walls assigning custom icons to my standalone
>application. I’ve created an icns file in Icon Composer and have
>included it using the appicon message. Looking at the .plist file,
>the custom icon has been set, the icon in the dock is correct, but
>the icon for the application in the finder is still set to the
>default icon. Even after restarting the computer.
>
>Is there anyway to assign the icon to my application’s type
>(CFBundleSignature) in the .plist?
>
>That’s on 10.3.9 and 4.6.2.


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July 19, 2007 | 10:37 pm

Quote: jeremy wrote on Tue, 17 July 2007 15:41
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> I’m running into some walls assigning custom icons to my standalone application. I’ve created an icns file in Icon Composer and have included it using the appicon message. Looking at the .plist file, the custom icon has been set, the icon in the dock is correct, but the icon for the application in the finder is still set to the default icon. Even after restarting the computer.
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I would have expected Restart to sort this out, but to avoid rebooting, I find it is simply enough to edit the app’s name once (at which point the custom icon appears), then edit the name back to the original (because the app won’t run with a changed name… stupid bundle dependencies in OS X).

Hope this helps.


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