Newbie downloading icons

By on April 9, 2011 8:07:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

knotfinley

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Once I download the icon file how do I load it into Objectdock?

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April 9, 2011 8:14:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You downloaded a zip ... unzip it to Users/Public/Public Documents/Stardock/Icon Packager

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April 9, 2011 8:53:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks.

Also, how do install backgrounds, tiles, and zoomers?

 

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April 9, 2011 8:56:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

if it's for Objectdock, it should either be a .png of .ico file in the zip file. You can put them in the Objectdock library if you like, or in the bundled images folder. C/Program Files/Stardock/Objectdock/Bundled Images.

Once in there, you can easily add them to the dock by rightclicking on the icon you want to replace and choose Dock Entry Properties. You will be able to change the icon on that pop up window.

...at least that is how it's done in the older version of Objectdock...not sure it this is still the case for the latest version.

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April 9, 2011 9:02:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Check this out knotfinley : http://wiki.wincustomize.com/wiki/ObjectDock:_Changing_the_Background_Theme

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April 9, 2011 9:03:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You asked "Once I download the icon file how do I load it into Objectdock?

 

You can't load icons in Objectdock. you need Icon Packager. If you want to load docks.

C/programs files(x86)/Stardock/Objectdock/Backgrounds

 

You will see specific folders just put them in the Background folder and they will work fine.

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April 9, 2011 9:09:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

For zoomers and tabbed docks, just unzip them to c:/Programs/Stardock/Object Dock/Backrounds

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April 9, 2011 9:29:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DaveBax,
You can't load icons in Objectdock.
Did they change that for the newer version? I have the older version  and can use icon files in Objectdock.

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April 9, 2011 10:22:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

For the record, I just loaded an .ico file (icon) into a dock via drag and drop, and also by right clicking an existing icon already on the dock and choosing to change the icon.

 

 

I'm thinking maybe Dave meant you can't load an icon package with Object Dock.  You can load individual icons.

 

You can use .ico icons, or pngs, with Object Dock.  Any version.

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April 9, 2011 10:28:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Drag and drop. That's what I do with the free version. Easiest way.

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April 9, 2011 10:50:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Correct you can't use icon package. But you can use .ico

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April 9, 2011 11:00:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DaveBax,
Correct you can't use icon package. But you can use .ico
Right.

But, if you want to use the icons in an Iconpackage, you can. Just change the name of the extension on the Iconpack to .zip, and then unzip it. You'll then have a ton of matching icons for your dock. 

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November 22, 2012 1:35:42 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I had the same trouble. All my adobe icons are in one folder within bundled images folder. When I try to change the icon from default to my own ones, it to not be seen, some are there, some are not. if you use the "browse for an icon" option and manually go to that folder, all your icons are there. frustrating I know, but an easy workaround.

 

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