The one thing Mac owners probably take for granted is its customizability. True, Apple does impose strict rules on how the interface looks and acts, but in between all that, there are countless potential lost hours just adorning your system with new wallpaper and icons.

Replacing your system’s icons is one of the most distinct changes you can make which will have an immediate impact. Interacting with OS X is largely icon-driven (as it is with all graphical user interfaces) and thus it tends to be bright, colorful, and a general pleasure to look at and click.

In fact, when it comes to icons Apple urges developers to “spend the resources necessary to ensure that it makes the right impression on users.”

We’ve previously discussed how to change icons on OS X but that was limited to folders and applications. That may be enough for most users, but for the more adventurous of you, today we want to talk about changing the Finder icon on the Dock.

Changing the Finder Icon