Skype for OSX Icon Issue

Is it just me or has anyone else experienced a “problem” when trying to modify the Skype application icon in OSX?

What happens is that if the icon is modified in a couple of different ways then Skype.app refuses to load. The two ways that I have found to modify the icon, which results in the loss of the ability to run Skype.app unless it is downloaded once again, are as follows:

1. Using the wonderful OSX application known as Candybar.

2. Opening up the contents of Skype.app, via “Show Package Contents,” and replacing Skype.icns in the Resources directory.

Modifying the icon in both of the aforementioned methods will cause Skype to start to load, as is witnessed by the bouncing of the application on the dock, but then it merely disappears and fails to start. The only way to “fix” this “problem” is to download Skype and reinstall it.

One icon modification open that does seem to work is to paste a new icon in to the “Get Info” dialogue. This will change the application icon when Skype is not running, yet placed in the dock, as well as the icon depicted in the Finder. Once Skype is launched the standard Skype.app icon ends up showing up on the Dock so if, like me, you have a nice set of icons then Skype stands out and looks rather odd.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, what did you do to rectify it so that you were able to customize the Skype icon? This is really bugging a customization perfectionist like me!

Advertisements

One thought on “Skype for OSX Icon Issue

  1. APPLE IPODS GIVEN NEW LIFE AND A BLAST OF COLOR

    There are only two standard color options for iPods and a handful of options for other personal electronics, consumers who want more are seeking out alternatives.

    Consumers are hungry for more personalization and individualism in their lives, and many say that companies just don’t offer enough options to fit their style. They want to be able to customize and stylize their iPods, cell phones, computers, game consoles and other personal electronics. Unfortunately most companies have limited color selections.

    That’s where ColorEnvy.com steps in; ColorEnvy was founded in 2005 to provide consumers with more color options for the electronic devices in their lives. The site offers a number of standard colored products as well as custom colors. Colorenvy can customize your existing unit or supply you with a brand new unit. And what about those scuffed, scratched and faded units? ColorEnvy has a history of refurbishing these worn and scratched cases.

    The technical team at ColorEnvy takes great pride in providing the highest possible quality, covering a wide range of colors, solid and reflective coatings, as well as a color matching service. Additionally, ColorEnvy has added a graphics department which gives the ability to include custom logos on customers valued possessions.

    For reasonably priced coloration and refurbishing services try ColorEnvy.

    http://www.colorenvy.com

    sales@colorenvy.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s