I just want to change the dock icons instead of system wide.

It it possible to only change the icons in the dock, and not elsewhere?

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Use Candybar. It's free now as it's not as effective in Mountain Lion as it used to be.


Can you be more specific? If you mean add or remove new dock icons on Mac OS, this should work.

To Add icons: simply drag any icon from system onto the dock. This should add it automatically.

To Remove icons: just hold any icon which you want to remove and drag it onto the desktop and leave, this should remove them.

  • Not the app, but the icon of the app (.icns file). I want my Finder icon in my dock to by different from the Finder icon in the Applications folder etc.
    – gavflynn
    Aug 9, 2012 at 20:24
  • Oh , Download what influenceJamie suggested, Make alias of the applications folder and then change the icns for only alias this will not effect the main application folder icon.
    – Gamer
    Aug 9, 2012 at 20:31
  • what do you mean
    – gavflynn
    Aug 9, 2012 at 20:45

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