can't see my icon!


    Oct 24 2006 | 7:28 pm
    Hi everyone,
    I'm trying to associate an icon to my standalone patch but i just
    can't get it working. I'm following every step of the tutorial on the
    max manual but i still can't see the icon.
    Here is a folder containing all the files (the patch, the info.plist,
    the icon, the standalone itself, the script...).
    www.skyapnea.com/stuff/study_1.zip
    Any idea?
    ps: some stuff here, feedback welcome since i've got soooo much to
    learn.
    bests
    b.

    • Oct 25 2006 | 1:48 pm
      I find that the best way to see my icon is to first edit the
      Info.plist to point towards the correct icon file, open the info
      window on another app with an icon, select that icon in the top of
      the window, command-C to copy it, then get info on my app, click on
      the icon so it's highlighted (it will still be the default icon), and
      then command-V to paste the new icon onto it. Then, click the new
      con again, and hit delete. Now the icon you set in the Info.plist
      should show up. I think this has to do with the metadata that apple
      cashes in a file somewhere, but I've been too lazy to investigate
      further when this simple little trick works fine for me.
      best
      evan
      On Oct 24, 2006, at 8:28 PM, bluermutt wrote:
      > Hi everyone,
      > I'm trying to associate an icon to my standalone patch but i just
      > can't get it working. I'm following every step of the tutorial on
      > the max manual but i still can't see the icon.
      > Here is a folder containing all the files (the patch, the
      > info.plist, the icon, the standalone itself, the script...).
      >
      > www.skyapnea.com/stuff/study_1.zip
      >
      > Any idea?
      >
      > ps: some stuff here, feedback welcome since i've got soooo much to
      > learn.
      > http://www.skyapnea.com/maxmsp.htm
      >
      > bests
      > b.
    • Oct 25 2006 | 2:02 pm
      I find that I have to relaunch the Finder to see the icon. Open
      Apple Menu/Force Quit, then select Finder, and click Relaunch. Now
      your app will show your custom icon, assuming you've done everything
      right...
      Dan
      >On Oct 24, 2006, at 8:28 PM, bluermutt wrote:
      >
      >>Hi everyone,
      >>I'm trying to associate an icon to my standalone patch but i just
      >>can't get it working. I'm following every step of the tutorial on
      >>the max manual but i still can't see the icon.
      >>Here is a folder containing all the files (the patch, the
      >>info.plist, the icon, the standalone itself, the script...).
      >>
      >>www.skyapnea.com/stuff/study_1.zip
      >>
      >>Any idea?
      >>
      >>ps: some stuff here, feedback welcome since i've got soooo much to learn.
      >>http://www.skyapnea.com/maxmsp.htm
      >>
      >>bests
      >>b.
      >>
      >
      >
      --
      Dan Nigrin
      Defective Records
      202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X
      http://www.defectiverecords.com
    • Oct 25 2006 | 9:53 pm
      Thanks, it works!
      bests
      b.
      On Oct 25, 2006, at 3:49 PM, evan.raskob [lists] wrote:
      > I find that the best way to see my icon is to first edit the
      > Info.plist to point towards the correct icon file, open the info
      > window on another app with an icon, select that icon in the top of
      > the window, command-C to copy it, then get info on my app, click on
      > the icon so it's highlighted (it will still be the default icon),
      > and then command-V to paste the new icon onto it. Then, click the
      > new con again, and hit delete. Now the icon you set in the
      > Info.plist should show up. I think this has to do with the
      > metadata that apple cashes in a file somewhere, but I've been too
      > lazy to investigate further when this simple little trick works
      > fine for me.
      >
      > best
      > evan
      >
      >
      > On Oct 24, 2006, at 8:28 PM, bluermutt wrote:
      >
      >> Hi everyone,
      >> I'm trying to associate an icon to my standalone patch but i just
      >> can't get it working. I'm following every step of the tutorial on
      >> the max manual but i still can't see the icon.
      >> Here is a folder containing all the files (the patch, the
      >> info.plist, the icon, the standalone itself, the script...).
      >>
      >> www.skyapnea.com/stuff/study_1.zip
      >>
      >> Any idea?
      >>
      >> ps: some stuff here, feedback welcome since i've got soooo much to
      >> learn.
      >> http://www.skyapnea.com/maxmsp.htm
      >>
      >> bests
      >> b.
      >
    • Oct 30 2006 | 2:34 am
      hey... Just reading this thread... I've so far been unsuceessful in using the standalone builder to allocate my custom icon... Even trying the finder refresh etc.
      Could someone please just post a quick example of how the text looks in the standalone builder?
      Also, a method I've used to get my app onto a file is very simple... with the existing app icon hightlighted, left / ctrl click and choose 'get info' or apple+I, and do the same with the custom icon file. by clicking on the custom icon and copying, using apple + C, and then clicking on the standalone's existing icon and pasting using apple + v does change the icon of the standalone to your custom one... HOWEVER I'm not at all sure if it saves the icon within the standalone, or references the icon... therefore possibly making it useless for sharing.
      maybe worth investigating, as its a very easy way to go about it...
      sorry if this turns out to be no help at all
      tom