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> HOW TO - Cube Icon on Finder sidebar
post Nov 28 2012, 02:09 PM
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I changed some System images to make the G4 Cube looking like a G4 Cube (and not a Mac Pro) under Mountain Lion Finder sidebar (it may also work under Lion and maybe Snow Leopard and Leopard) and I want to share it with you. If you like how does it look like, follow these steps:

From that:

To That:

Download these file:
Or make your own sidebar icon for your cube, and then convert it to ICNS.

WARNING: All Mac Pro's and PowerMacs in the network will show this icon, so if you modify this icon all Mac Pro's and PowerMac's in your network will show in the sidebar as Cubes.

Then, go to:

Right click over "CoreTypes.bundle"


Rename "SidebarMacPro" as "SidebarMacProBackup" to get a backup of the original icon.

Drop the icon that you have downloaded at first in same folder (Contents>Resources) as the previous one. If you've make your own icon, rename it as "SidebarMacPro". (Again, if you've make your own icon, make sure it has the extension .icns or it won't work)

It should look like that now:

Reboot (or go to Terminal and write "killall Finder" and press Enter).


NOTE: You can also change the full icon of the Cube in the network, that its a Graphite PowerMac G4 by default. Just do the same as before, but changing the icon named as "com.apple.powermac-g4-graphite.icns" with a new one. Just make sure you convert the icon from PNG to ICNS to be used by Finder using iConverticons webpage. Now, in the directory "Network" it'll show as a Cube and not as a PowerMac G4 Graphite.

Hope it serves to someone else smile.gif

This post has been edited by Andropov: Nov 30 2012, 06:25 PM

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