Friday, July 27, 2012

SidebarTricks



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Sidebar Tricks

A guide to tweaking icons and the MacOS Finder sidebar.
Part of the Sideeffects and Finder Series of posts.


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Tip #1 

BIG sidebar icons

 ➙ System Preferences ➙ General (prefpane)
Sidebar icon size: Large






Tip #2

Sidebar dividers


Create a folder with a name consisting of a series of characters eg. ______
Then use it as a Sidebar divider.

Put a copy of the divider folder into each user folder that you want to divide
ie. one in Pictures, one in Downloads etc. then drag it into the sidebar.

or..

If each divider was slightly different you could put them all into one folder somewhere on your System.
By making creative use of characters you can have some pretty fancy dividers eg.

◢◤◢◤◢◤◢◤◢◤◢◤◢◤◢◤◢◤

This is a cheap, but crafty trick involving an invisible (transparent) folder icon and some custom characters, in this case a ◢ and a ◤ pasted next to each other.


Go wild with your own copy / paste customizations.

☂ ☔ ✈ ☀ ☼ ☁ ⚡ ⌁ ☇ ☈ ❄ ❅ ❆ ☃ ☉ ☄ ★ ☆ ☽ ☾ ⌛ ⌚ ⌂ ✆ ☎ ☏ ✉ ☑ ✓ ✔ ⎷ ⍻ ✖ ✗ ✘ ☒ ✕ ☓ ☕ ♿ ✌ ☚ ☛ ☜ ☝ ☞ ☟ ☹ ☺ ☻ ☯ ⚘ ☮ ⚰ ⚱ ⚠ ☠ ☢ ⚔ ⚓ ⎈ ⚒ ⚑ ⚐ ☡ ❂ ⚕ ⚖ ⚗ ✇ ☣ ⚙ ☤ ⚚ ⚛ ⚜ ☥ ✝ ☦ ☧ ☨ ☩ † ☪ ☫ ☬ ☭ ✁ ✂ ✃ ✄ ✍ ✎ ✏ ✐  ✑ ✒ ✙ ✚ ✜ ✛ ♰ ♱ ✞ ✟ ✠ ✡ ☸ ✢ ✣ ✤ ✥ ✦ ✧ ✩ ✪ ✫ ✬ ✭ ✮ ✯ ✰ ✲ ✱ ✳ ✴ ✵ ✶ ✷ ✸ ✹ ✺ ✻ ✼ ✽ ✾ ❀ ✿ ❁ ❃ ❇ ❈ ❉ ❊ ❋ ⁕ ☘ ❦ ❧ ☙ ❢ ❣ ♀ ♂ ⚢ ⚣ ⚤ ⚦ ⚧ ⚨ ⚩ ☿ ♁ ⚯ ♛ ♕ ♚ ♔ ♜ ♖ ♝ ♗ ♞ ♘ ♟ ♙ ☗ ☖ ♠ ♣ ♦ ♥ ❤ ❥ ♡ ♢ ♤ ♧ ⚀ ⚁ ⚂ ⚃ ⚄ ⚅ ⚇ ⚆ ⚈ ⚉ ♨ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯  ⌨ ⏏ ⎗ ⎘ ⎙ ⎚ ⌥ ⎇ ⌘ ⌦ ⌫ ⌧ ♲ ♳ ♴ ♵ ♶ ♷ ♸ ♹ ♺ ♻ ♼ ♽ ⁌ ⁍ ⎌ ⌇ ⌲ ⍝ ⍟ ⍣ ⍤ ⍥ ⍨ ⍩ ⎋ ♃ ♄ ♅ ♆ ♇ ♈ ♉ ♊ ♋ ♌ ♍ ♎ ♏ ♐ ♑ ♒ ♓ ⏚ ⏛
↪ ↩ ← ↑ → ↓ ↔ ↕ ↖ ↗ ↘ ↙ ↚ ↛ ↜ ↝ ↞ ↟ ↠ ↡ ↢ ↣ ↤ ↦ ↥ ↧ ↨ ↫ ↬ ↭ ↮ ↯ ↰ ↱ ↲ ↴ ↳ ↵ ↶ ↷ ↸ ↹ ↺ ↻ ⟲ ⟳ ↼ ↽ ↾ ↿ ⇀ ⇁ ⇂ ⇃ ⇄ ⇅ ⇆ ⇇ ⇈ ⇉ ⇊ ⇋ ⇌ ⇍ ⇏ ⇎ ⇑ ⇓ ⇐ ⇒ ⇔ ⇕ ⇖ ⇗ ⇘ ⇙ ⇳ ⇚ ⇛ ⇜ ⇝ ⇞ ⇟ ⇠ ⇡ ⇢ ⇣ ⇤ ⇥ ⇦ ⇨ ⇩ ⇪ ⇧ ⇫ ⇬ ⇭ ⇮ ⇯ ⇰ ⇱ ⇲ ⇴ ⇵ ⇶ ⇷ ⇸ ⇹ ⇺ ⇻ ⇼ ⇽ ⇾ ⇿ ⟰ ⟱ ⟴ ⟵ ⟶ ⟷ ⟸ ⟹ ⟽ ⟾ ⟺ ⟻ ⟼ ⟿ ⤀ ⤁ ⤅ ⤂ ⤃ ⤄ ⤆ ⤇ ⤈ ⤉ ⤊ ⤋ ⤌ ⤍ ⤎ ⤏ ⤐ ⤑ ⤒ ⤓ ⤔ ⤕ ⤖ ⤗ ⤘ ⤙ ⤚ ⤛ ⤜ ⤝ ⤞ ⤟ ⤠ ⤡ ⤢ ⤣ ⤤ ⤥ ⤦ ⤧ ⤨ ⤩ ⤪ ⤭ ⤮ ⤯ ⤰ ⤱ ⤲ ⤳ ⤻ ⤸ ⤾ ⤿ ⤺ ⤼ ⤽ ⤴ ⤵ ⤶ ⤷ ⤹ ⥀ ⥁ ⥂ ⥃ ⥄ ⥅ ⥆ ⥇ ⥈ ⥉ ⥒ ⥓ ⥔ ⥕ ⥖ ⥗ ⥘ ⥙ ⥚ ⥛ ⥜ ⥝ ⥞ ⥟ ⥠ ⥡ ⥢ ⥣ ⥤ ⥥ ⥦ ⥧ ⥨ ⥩ ⥪ ⥫ ⥬ ⥭ ⥮ ⥯ ⥰ ⥱ ⥲ ⥳ ⥴ ⥵ ⥶ ⥷ ⥸ ⥹ ⥺ ⥻ ➔ ➘ ➙ ➚ ➛ ➜ ➝ ➞ ➟ ➠ ➡ ➢ ➣ ➤ ➥ ➦ ➧ ➨ ➩ ➪ ➫ ➬ ➭ ➮ ➯ ➱ ➲ ➳ ➴ ➵ ➶ ➷ ➸ ➹ ➺ ➻ ➼ ➽ ➾ ⬀ ⬁ ⬂ ⬃ ⬄ ⬅ ⬆ ⬇ ⬈ ⬉ ⬊ ⬋ ⬌ ⬍ ⏎ ▲ ▼ ◀ ▶ ⬎ ⬏ ⬐ ⬑ ☇ ☈ ⍃ ⍄ ⍇ ⍈ ⍐ ⍗ ⍌ ⍓ ⍍ ⍔ ⍏ ⍖ ⍅ ⍆
▲ ▼ ◀ ▶ ◢ ◣ ◥ ◤ △ ▽ ◿ ◺ ◹ ◸ ▴ ▾ ◂ ▸ ▵ ▿ ◃ ▹ ◁ ▷ ◅ ▻ ◬ ⟁ ⧋ ⧊ ⊿ ∆ ∇ ◭ ◮ ⧩ ⧨ ⌔ ⟐ ◇ ◆ ◈ ⬖ ⬗ ⬘ ⬙ ⬠ ⬡ ⎔ ⋄ ◊ ⧫ ⬢ ⬣ ▰ ▪ ◼ ▮ ◾ ▗ ▖ ■ ∎ ▃ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █ ▌ ▐ ▍ ▎ ▉ ▊ ▋ ❘ ❙ ❚ ▀ ▘ ▝ ▙ ▚ ▛ ▜ ▟ ▞ ░ ▒ ▓ ▂ ▁ ▬ ▔ ▫ ▯ ▭ ▱ ◽ □ ◻ ▢ ⊞ ⊡ ⊟ ⊠ ▣ ▤ ▥ ▦ ⬚ ▧ ▨ ▩ ⬓ ◧ ⬒ ◨ ◩ ◪ ⬔ ⬕ ❏ ❐ ❑ ❒ ⧈ ◰ ◱ ◳ ◲ ◫ ⧇ ⧅ ⧄ ⍁ ⍂ ⟡ ⧉ ○ ◌ ◍ ◎ ◯ ❍ ◉ ⦾ ⊙ ⦿ ⊜ ⊖ ⊘ ⊚ ⊛ ⊝ ● ⚫ ⦁ ◐ ◑ ◒ ◓ ◔ ◕ ⦶ ⦸ ◵ ◴ ◶ ◷ ⊕ ⊗ ⦇ ⦈ ⦉ ⦊ ❨ ❩ ⸨ ⸩ ◖ ◗ ❪ ❫ ❮ ❯ ❬ ❭ ❰ ❱ ⊏ ⊐ ⊑ ⊒ ◘ ◙ ◚ ◛ ◜ ◝ ◞ ◟ ◠ ◡ ⋒ ⋓ ⋐ ⋑ ⥰ ╰ ╮ ╭ ╯ ⌒ ⥿ ⥾ ⥽ ⥼ ⥊ ⥋ ⥌ ⥍ ⥎ ⥐ ⥑ ⥏ ╳ ✕ ⤫ ⤬ ╱ ╲ ⧸ ⧹ ⌓ ◦ ❖ ✖ ✚ ✜ ⧓ ⧗ ⧑ ⧒ ⧖ _ ⚊ ╴ ╼ ╾ ‐ ⁃ ‑ ‒ - – ⎯ — ― ╶ ╺ ╸ ─ ━ ┄ ┅ ┈ ┉ ╌ ╍ ═ ≣ ≡ ☰ ☱ ☲ ☳ ☴ ☵ ☶ ☷ ╵ ╷ ╹ ╻ │ ▕ ▏ ┃ ┆ ┇ ┊ ╎ ┋ ╿ ╽ ⌞ ⌟ ⌜ ⌝ ⌊ ⌋ ⌈ ⌉ ⌋ ┌ ┍ ┎ ┏ ┐ ┑ ┒ ┓ └ ┕ ┖ ┗ ┘ ┙ ┚ ┛ ├ ┝ ┞ ┟ ┠ ┡ ┢ ┣ ┤ ┥ ┦ ┧ ┨ ┩ ┪ ┫ ┬ ┭ ┮ ┳ ┴ ┵ ┶ ┷ ┸ ┹ ┺ ┻ ┼ ┽ ┾ ┿ ╀ ╁ ╂ ╃ ╄ ╅ ╆ ╇ ╈ ╉ ╊ ╋ ╏ ║ ╔ ╒ ╓ ╕ ╖ ╗ ╚ ╘ ╙ ╛ ╜ ╝ ╞ ╟ ╠ ╡ ╢ ╣ ╤ ╥ ╦ ╧ ╨ ╩ ╪ ╫ ╬
∞ ⟀ ⟁ ⟂ ⟃ ⟄ ⟇ ⟈ ⟉ ⟊ ⟐ ⟑ ⟒ ⟓ ⟔ ⟕ ⟖ ⟗ ⟘ ⟙ ⟚ ⟛ ⟜ ⟝ ⟞ ⟟ ⟠ ⟡ ⟢ ⟣ ⟤ ⟥ ⟦ ⟧ ⟨ ⟩ ⟪ ⟫ ⦀ ⦁ ⦂ ⦃ ⦄ ⦅ ⦆ ⦇ ⦈ ⦉ ⦊ ⦋ ⦌ ⦍ ⦎ ⦏ ⦐ ⦑ ⦒ ⦓ ⦔ ⦕ ⦖ ⦗ ⦘ ⦙ ⦚ ⦛ ⦜ ⦝ ⦞ ⦟ ⦠ ⦡ ⦢ ⦣ ⦤ ⦥ ⦦ ⦧ ⦨ ⦩ ⦪ ⦫ ⦬ ⦭ ⦮ ⦯ ⦰ ⦱ ⦲ ⦳ ⦴ ⦵ ⦶ ⦷ ⦸ ⦹ ⦺ ⦻ ⦼ ⦽ ⦾ ⦿ ⧀ ⧁ ⧂ ⧃ ⧄ ⧅ ⧆ ⧇ ⧈ ⧉ ⧊ ⧋ ⧌ ⧍ ⧎ ⧏ ⧐ ⧑ ⧒ ⧓ ⧔ ⧕ ⧖ ⧗ ⧘ ⧙ ⧚ ⧛ ⧜ ⧝ ⧞ ⧟ ⧡ ⧢ ⧣ ⧤ ⧥ ⧦ ⧧ ⧨ ⧩ ⧪ ⧫ ⧬ ⧭ ⧮ ⧯ ⧰ ⧱ ⧲ ⧳ ⧴ ⧵ ⧶ ⧷ ⧸ ⧹ ⧺ ⧻ ⧼ ⧽ ⧾ ⧿ ∀ ∁ ∂ ∃ ∄ ∅ ∆ ∇ ∈ ∉ ∊ ∋ ∌ ∍ ∎ ∏ ∐ ∑ − ∓ ∔ ∕ ∖ ∗ ∘ ∙ √ ∛ ∜ ∝ ∟ ∠ ∡ ∢ ∣ ∤ ∥ ∦ ∧ ∨ ∩ ∪ ∫ ∬ ∭ ∮ ∯ ∰ ∱ ∲ ∳ ∴ ∵ ∶ ∷ ∸ ∹ ∺ ∻ ∼ ∽ ∾ ∿ ≀ ≁ ≂ ≃ ≄ ≅ ≆ ≇ ≈ ≉ ≊ ≋ ≌ ≍ ≎ ≏ ≐ ≑ ≒ ≓ ≔ ≕ ≖ ≗ ≘ ≙ ≚ ≛ ≜ ≝ ≞ ≟ ≠ ≡ ≢ ≣ ≤ ≥ ≦ ≧ ≨ ≩ ≪ ≫ ≬ ≭ ≮ ≯ ≰ ≱ ≲ ≳ ≴ ≵ ≶ ≷ ≸ ≹ ≺ ≻ ≼ ≽ ≾ ≿ ⊀ ⊁ ⊂ ⊃ ⊄ ⊅ ⊆ ⊇ ⊈ ⊉ ⊊ ⊋ ⊌ ⊍ ⊎ ⊏ ⊐ ⊑ ⊒ ⊓ ⊔ ⊕ ⊖ ⊗ ⊘ ⊙ ⊚ ⊛ ⊜ ⊝ ⊞ ⊟ ⊠ ⊡ ⊢ ⊣ ⊤ ⊥ ⊦ ⊧ ⊨ ⊩ ⊪ ⊫ ⊬ ⊭ ⊮ ⊯ ⊰ ⊱ ⊲ ⊳ ⊴ ⊵ ⊶ ⊷ ⊸ ⊹ ⊺ ⊻ ⊼ ⊽ ⊾ ⊿ ⋀ ⋁ ⋂ ⋃ ⋄ ⋅ ⋆ ⋇ ⋈ ⋉ ⋊ ⋋ ⋌ ⋍ ⋎ ⋏ ⋐ ⋑ ⋒ ⋓ ⋔ ⋕ ⋖ ⋗ ⋘ ⋙ ⋚ ⋛ ⋜ ⋝ ⋞ ⋟ ⋠ ⋡ ⋢ ⋣ ⋤ ⋥ ⋦ ⋧ ⋨ ⋩ ⋪ ⋫ ⋬ ⋭ ⋮ ⋯ ⋰ ⋱ ⋲ ⋳ ⋴ ⋵ ⋶ ⋷ ⋸ ⋹ ⋺ ⋻ ⋼ ⋽ ⋾ ⋿ ✕ ✖ ✚
⓵ ⓶ ⓷ ⓸ ⓹ ⓺ ⓻ ⓼ ⓽ ⓾ ⒈ ⒉ ⒊ ⒋ ⒌ ⒍ ⒎ ⒏ ⒐ ⒑ ⒒ ⒓ ⒔ ⒕ ⒖ ⒗ ⒘ ⒙ ⒚ ⒛ ⓪ ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑦ ⑧ ⑨ ⑩ ➀ ➁ ➂ ➃ ➄ ➅ ➆ ➇ ➈ ➉ ⑪ ⑫ ⑬ ⑭ ⑮ ⑯ ⑰ ⑱ ⑲ ⑳ ⓿ ❶ ❷ ❸ ❹ ❺ ❻ ❼ ❽ ❾ ❿ ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➏ ➐ ➑ ➒ ➓ ⓫ ⓬ ⓭ ⓮ ⓯ ⓰ ⓱ ⓲ ⓳ ⓴ ⑴ ⑵ ⑶ ⑷ ⑸ ⑹ ⑺ ⑻ ⑼ ⑽ ⑾ ⑿ ⒀ ⒁ ⒂ ⒃ ⒄ ⒅ ⒆ ⒇ ¹ ² ³ ↉ ½ ⅓ ¼ ⅕ ⅙ ⅐ ⅛ ⅑ ⅒ ⅔ ⅖ ¾ ⅗ ⅜ ⅘ ⅚ ⅝ ⅞







Tip #3

Create a folder icon

Open an image, any image, in Preview.app
Click on the image in Preview
⌘A (Select All) and then ⌘C (Copy)
Click on an item in the Finder. Type ⌘I (get info)
In the Info window, click the little image, top left and ⌘V paste.







Tip #4

Access default system icons

Highlight and copy ⌘C the following: /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources
Now in the Finder type ⌘⇧G (command shift G)
Hit ⌘V and then hit enter
Warning: changing these icons is not recommended
- copy and paste them elsewhere if you want to modify them

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