How To Change The Folders Icon On Your Mac
Did you know that you can change the icons of your folder on your Mac? Well, if you haven’t already, then I will explain everything about it in this article. So after finishing this article, you’ll have your customized folders that will help you clean up your files and get you more organized.
What you need to know in a nutshell
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How to change the folder icon on your iMac (or MacBook)
Besides changing the color of your folder, you can now even change the whole image of that folder and replace it with an image you think represents that particular folder the most.
And the best part is that you don’t have to change any code or open the terminal to make this happen. Instead, you can do it just by clicking and tweaking a few things.
So to change the icon of your folder, you need to:
- Open the PNG image and hit cmd + A to select it
- Once selected, press cmd + C to copy the image you’ve chosen.
- Right-click the folder you want to customize and click Get Info
- In the upper left corner, you’ll see a picture of your folder. Click on it
- Press cmd + v to paste the image you’ve just selected.
After pasting the image you’ve selected from that PNG file, your folder should turn into that image. If you don’t like how it looks, delete that folder and repeat the whole process with a new icon.
Too bad, though, that the actual folder doesn’t remain. At first, I thought that the icon would be encoded in that folder so that we got to see the actual folder with that PNG icon inside it, just like how the Applications, Desktop, and Downloads folders look like.
Where to find these icons to customize your folder with
Icons became just like the alphabet. Whether you notice it or not, on a certain day you see way more icons than you think. But where to find beautiful icons that you can use for, let’s say, customizing the folder of your iMac?
Well, that’s actually a good question and the answer is, flaticons.com. This website is just awesome when it comes to finding the right PNG icons for your work. So whether you’re a game designer, a video editor, or just someone who likes to customize his/her folders then you will be here at the right place.
Make Sure To Read Their Terms Carefully
If you’re intended to use these icons for commercial purposes, then read their terms properly. You may need to credit the maker of that icon or even maybe buy a premium membership, which is, by the way, not that expensive.
If you are using those icons for private matters, you don’t have to buy the premium membership, since you will not share your work with the world. So, in that case, I wouldn’t purchase a premium membership.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Both the AirPods and AirPods Pro last around 4 – 5 hours if you’re listening to stuff, and last around 2 – 4 hours if you’re both listening and talking to someone. This estimation is based on a full charge.
How many years do AirPods last?
If you’re a heavy AirPods user (meaning that you use your AirPods daily all day long) then you can expect them to last for about two year. You obviously will be able to use them after these two years, but their battery will be reduced in quality, so much so that they might last just one hour on a full charge.
Do Your AirPods have GPS?
The answer is no, AirPods do not have GPS installed in them. On the “Find my iPhone” app, Apple shows you the last place your AirPods were in a short distance with another iOS device, such as your iPhone.
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