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Customize Mac OS X to the extremes
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Oct 6, 2005, 08:57 PM
When it comes to Mac OS X customization, I am a total newbie. I need someone to teach me a few things about: Changing the icons of things, changing the sounds, Etc.

You don't have to be too descriptive, just show me a few of the basics, and i'll figure the rest out myself.
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Oct 6, 2005, 10:50 PM
Start off with Candy Bar http://www.panic.com/candybar/ that will start you off on the right foot.

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Oct 7, 2005, 01:44 AM
Changing icons manually is easy, too. Select a file or folder, Get Info on it and 'copy'/'paste' in the small icon area in the top part of Get Info window.

To get to a default icon, use 'cut' instead.

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Oct 7, 2005, 10:10 AM
spend some time at the gui customizations forum here; lots of useful info.
pick up the "customize your mac" issue of macaddict; all the basics are in there as well.

customization rocks!
"At first, there was Nothing. Then Nothing inverted itself and became Something.
And that is what you all are: inverted Nothings...with potential" (Sun Ra)
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Oct 7, 2005, 10:11 AM
For themeing I personally like Shape Shifter.. I liked this program so much that its the first trial software that I ended up paying for instead of just downloading a pirated version.

Unsanity makes quite a few other customization programs, check it out. The prices are reasonable, and the customer service is excellent.
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Nov 30, 2005, 06:56 PM
i know you can change the icons for the trash.. but how? there is no "get info" on the trash
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