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Dislike the New White Trash Can Icon? Change It!

24 June 2014 0 views No Comment

One of the most consistent complaints about OS X Yosemite is the icons, especially the Finder and Trash Can icons. Don't whine, change 'em!

Apple introduced and seeded OS X 10.10 beta to developers at WWDC 2014. Since then, one of the most consistent complaints has been about the OS X Yosemite icons, especially the Finder and Trash Can icons. Pfft! Don’t whine, change the default OS X Trash Can, Finder or whatever icons — it’s fast, easy and free!

Running OS X 10.8 or earlier? Panic Software’s CandyBar is the utility for managing Mac icons. However, CandyBar won’t ever be updated again and does NOT run on newer versions of Apple’s desktop operating system.

For forward living Mac owners, those using OS X Mavericks and OS X Yosemite, FreeMacSoft’s LiteIcon 3 (download) is the super simple, drag-n-drop way to manage OS X system and app icons.

Both CandyBar and LiteIcon offer near instant gratification with drag-n-drop simplicity. And, yes, both are free.

Of course, if you prefer to do your OS X system modding the old fashioned way, by hand, then check out this how to article.

So, now that you’ve got a hammer, you need some nails.

OS X Yosemite Replacement Icons

One of the most consistent complaints about OS X Yosemite is the icons, especially the Finder and Trash Can icons. Don't whine, change 'em!

I replaced the default OS X Trash Can icon with this skeuomorphic beauty available on IconArchive, where you can find kerjillions of other nifty icons. Kerjillions not enough you? Then by all means check out these awesome Mac icon collections:

— Iconfactory, the grand daddy of them all!
— 52 Mac Icon Sets
— deviantART
— A curated selection of icons from MacAppStorm
— A curated selection of icons from Geekers

Which OS X Yosemite icons do you like, or not, the most? Sound off in the comments section below…

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