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Where are the menubar icons located?

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Nov 16, 2012 3:26 PM

In particular I'm looking for the text input icons (flags).

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,060 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 5:38 PM (in response to a_ vs_z)

    The icons are in the menubar at the top across your desktop. In order to add the one you want, go to:

     

    System Preferences > Language & Text > Input Sources and tick the "Show Input menu in menu bar" option at the bottom of the window. This is mine:

     

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  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,065 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 5:51 PM (in response to babowa)

    Hi Babowa,

     

    I assumed the OP wants to know where OS X stores the icons used for the text input methods.

     

    I looked in /System/Library/PreferencePanes, /System/Library/Input Methods, many other places, and I can't find them either.

     

     

    I can find just about everything else, including the rest of the menulet icons, but no flag icons.

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  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,060 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 6:21 PM (in response to John Galt)

    Ahh, ok, I understood the question as something totally different.

     

    In any case, I don't know where the flags are stored either, so I thought I'd check this path (where you can add icons to the menu bar), but could not find the flags either even after digging into the Contents, Resources, etc. In any case, here is the path:

     

    /System > Library > Core Services > Menu Extras

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 6:43 PM (in response to a_ vs_z)

    Did you try looking for .icns files?

     

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  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,065 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 6:47 PM (in response to a_ vs_z)

    It would be uncharacteristic of everything else about OS X to set the hidden attribute for something like this. Doesn't mean they might not make them hard to find though...

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,065 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 6:52 PM (in response to Lanny)

    Did you try looking for .icns files?

     

    I did but I believe the icons are likely be found within a package's Resources folder. I do not know of a way of searching package contents from outside the packages.

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 7:09 PM (in response to John Galt)

    I do not know of a way of searching package contents from outside the packages.

    See the demo above. EasyFind offers that option.

     

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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,815 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 8:45 PM (in response to a_ vs_z)

    a_ vs_z wrote:

     

    Maybe those icons are in a hidden folder.

     

    I don't think you will find them separately, as they are part of dat files in system/library/keyboard layouts/applekeyboardlayouts.bundle

     

    But you can sort of get them by downloading Ukelele from

     

    http://scripts.sil.org/ukelele

     

    which includes a folder of separate system keyboard layouts and icns files to use a basis for making custom keyboard layouts

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,065 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 9:14 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)

    Thank you Tom!

     

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    a_ vs_z, I think that is as good as it's going to get.

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