How to customize the icons of folders and applications on our Mac

The operating system that inhabits our Mac offers us several customization options . One of them is to change the icons of the folders or applications of our Mac for images, something that can help us to recognize at a glance the folder we are looking for from among several or to customize the appearance of the computer.

How to customize the icons

The first thing we have to do is locate the image that we want to use for our folder or application. Below the steps are as follows:

  1. We open the image that we want to use as an icon for our folder in the Previewapp .
  2. We press Command (⌘) + A to select the whole image.
  3. We press Command (⌘) + C to copy the image.
  4. We close Preview.
  5. We select the folder or application to which we want to change the icon.
  6. We press Command (⌘) + i to obtain information about it.
  7. In the upper part we click on the blue image of the folder, when we do this it will acquire a bluish glow.
  8. We press Command (⌘) + V to paste the image that we had copied. If it is an app, we may have to enter the computer password.
  9. We close the information window.

And that easy. The icon of the folder or application will change instantly and show the image we have chosen.

How to remove the custom icon

Later, if we want to return the folder or application with its default icon, the steps are as follows:

  1. We select the folder or application to which we want to remove the custom icon.
  2. We press Command (⌘) + i to obtain information about it.
  3. At the top we click on the image of the current icon, when we do it, it will acquire a bluish glow.
  4. We press the Delete key (←). If it is an app, we may have to enter the computer password.
  5. We close the information window.

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Although following this tutorial we can customize the icon of folders, apps and files, in general, the recommendation is that we try to respect the coherence of the system . If we end up with a Pages document with a folder icon and vice versa, it will be very difficult for us to recognize them. For this reason we have only exposed the icon change to folders and applications.

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