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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Apple Secrets on the New Folder Icons

I think Apple accidentally left a hint as to what the folder icons looked before they were completely changed in Leopard; it's sorta like a mix between the Tiger icons and the Leopard folder icons. Open up a Finder window and navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices. Right-click (or ctrl+click) on the Finder application and select "Show Package Contents".  Now, go under Contents/Resources. There are three little goodies I want to show you here. If you want to make the Time Machine background your wallpaper, copy/paste the vortex.png file out of the Finder package. There's also a cool Safari icon as webpageLoader.png. Now, for the folder icons. Hmm... what's BackupSnapshot.icns and bluefronton.png? The latter seems to be Apple's original idea for folder icons. Pretty interesting....


Mike Peter Reed said...

fugly is what it is. some temp looking icon. i like how icns files open in preview (did they do that in tiger?)

Matthew said...

u there... go online... im gonna give you teh code