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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....

2 comments:

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