If you have any other questions about icons or problems that aren't answered here don't email me, I don't know.
Using my icons on your PC
All icons at 48x48 & larger
You can display youâ€™re Icons at 48x48 by right clicking on the desktop & selecting Properties, Appearance, Effects & select Use large Icons.
Here's some tips for if you've downloaded some icons & don't know what to do with them or how to change the existing icons of folders, drives, software etc.
Creating a shortcut to a folder, drive, software etc. is one of the easiest ways to change the icon. Create a shortcut, right click on it & go to Properties, make sure your on the Shortcut tab then select Change Icon & then browse to wherever you have the new icons on your PC. Select the one you want & click on OK, then OK again.
You can change most folder icons by right clicking on the one you want to change & clicking on Properties, go to the Customise tab then select Change Icon & then browse to wherever you have the new icons on your PC. Select the one you want & click on OK, then OK again.
To icon file types [e.g. wav, mp3, gif, jpg] you can do it in windows without using any other software. You can also do it with software. The advantage of using software in that you can save the changes you make as a theme.
Start Menu & Others:
Use IconWorkshop, IconPackager , or Icon Phile to change those.
You can change floppy drive, hard drive, CD drive icons using IconPackager. If you have SP1 for Windows XP installed you can use IconWorkshop. Using IconWorkshop you can change the icon more than 1 hard drive, it doesn't change the icon of every hard drive on your PC. For example, if you call one hard drive a backup drive you could just change the icon of that hard drive to the backup hard drive icon.
Record actions & use keyboard shortcuts for anything you do often in Photoshop.
Converting Mac OSX icons:
To convert Mac OSX icons uncompress them using Stuffit Expander & then use IconWorkshop 5 to convert the icons to Windows .ico format.
GIF Movie Gear:
If your dragging a dropping quite a few icon sizes into GMG [e.g. 128x128, 72x72, 64x64, 48x48, 32x32, 24x24 & 16x16] drag & drop the largest icon size [128x128] then select all the other icon sizes in one go & drag them over to GMG.
IconBuilder XP makes better XP folder icons than GIF Movie Gear
MobyDock, Y'z Dock etc.
The dock programs use PNG files not icon files. You can convert any icon to PNG format using IconWorkshop
PNG files are image files used in the dock programs such as MobyDock , Y'z Dock , Object Dock etc.
If you need to find a pic to turn into an icon go to Google or AltaVista & sect the images tab.
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