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why can't i change imac lion desktop icons

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Bulona Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 21, 2012 11:12 AM

following the proper directions with get info etc. icons from websites will not change on  imac desktop with downloaded icons with either png or jpg extensions

iMac 2011, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Jellyby Calculating status...
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    May 3, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to Bulona)

    I'm having the same issue in Lion 10.7.3. Every time I try the "Get Info" process to change a desktop icon I am halted, because Paste menu option is not available.

  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,125 points)
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    May 3, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to Jellyby)

    If you are selecting the new icon file and then pressing Command-C (Copy), that will not work to place the icon on the Clipboard (which is where it must be in order to do a Paste).

     

    Do a Get Info on the new icon file. In its Get Info window, select the icon in the upper left, then press Command-C. Then go to the old file, do a Get Info, select itsicon in the upper left, and press Command-V (Paste).

     

    If the Get Info window displays a generic icon for the new file in the upper left, look down to the preview area in the Get Info window - it should display the icon you want to snag. Double-click that preview image, and it should open in Preview. Then click the image in Preview once, press Command-A (Select All), then press Command-C (Copy). Close the Preview window, do a Get Info on the target file, select its icon in the upper left and press Command-V (Paste).

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