Doesn't work in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7


Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

CandyBar icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

CandyBar allows you to change the system icons in Mac OS X that you normally can't, including including the trash can, volumes, default folder, and more!

Version 3.3.4
Developer Panic
Status Doesn't work

0 ratings

3.3.4 Apple changed how the Dock is rendered, so it’s no longer possible to customize the Dock’s look. (You can still customize the indicator lights!) Also, CandyBar still can’t change the internal icons of Mac App Store apps, due to code signing.

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[ Gareth]GarethAnonymous 11 May 2012 14:36

Can CandyBar change the Finder icon still? After the Lion update to 10.7.4 I can't change it anymore.

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[ Miketheboss2304]Miketheboss2304Anonymous 15 Jul 2012 12:38

I am on 10.7 and my candybar doesn't let me apply changes. I can't change anything! I have no idea why?

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[ DX]DXAnonymous 24 Jul 2012 22:05

@Miketheboss2304 Contact the support

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[ Eddy]EddyAnonymous 29 Jul 2012 21:51

3.3.3 works fine under Mountain Lion, including replacing the Finder icon, but as the description said, not the dock (as its graphics components have been restructured)

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EDu.macEDu.macAnonymous 31 Jul 2012 04:34

This is Candybar 3.3.4 for Mountain Lion not 3.3.3 !

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DavidDavidAnonymous 02 Aug 2012 07:44

Everything is fine, except for the Dock. I cant use a custom dock anymore :(

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Lion (10.7) Comments

eugene siriuseugene siriusAnonymous 04 Apr 2011 21:47

works just fine. you only need to edit your /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist to 10.6, then change yr icons, then edit the file backwards, voila!

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[ Dave]DaveAnonymous 08 Jun 2011 16:16

I gave this a try using Candybar 3.2.2 and it didn't work. I still got the bar up top that said it was an unqualified system.

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[ Suman]SumanAnonymous 09 Jun 2011 15:05

Just ignore that bar and it'll work!

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[ alex]alexAnonymous 06 Jul 2011 10:15

it works fine now - just got the update

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[ Geoffrey]GeoffreyAnonymous 08 Jul 2011 12:32

But the Sidebar interface is still based on Snow Leopard (No AirDrop icon for example) and the sidebar icons cannot be changed in Mac OS X Lion.

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[ Wilkinson]WilkinsonAnonymous 11 Jul 2011 13:56

@Geoffrey Do you mean the Finder sidebar? When I upgrade to Lion will it revert the sidebar icons back to normal?

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[ Geoffrey]GeoffreyAnonymous 12 Jul 2011 04:51

Yes, the Finder sidebar displays grey icons in Lion. I assume they'll revert to normal if you upgrade, but I performed a clean installation so I can't say for sure.

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[ Rusher]RusherAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 23:34

keeps getting stuck when restoring all original icons

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[ Brendan]BrendanAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 21:19

Panic locked changing the icons of apps downloaded from the store with this release. Kills a good portion of CandyBar's functionality, unfortunately.

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[ Tris]TrisAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 13:56

Can or cannot Lion's grey sidebar icons be changed using Candybar?


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jacobjacobAnonymous 24 Jul 2011 17:01

Every time I try and apply icon changes, the "changing icons" progress bar appears and completes, but nothing happens. "Apply Icons" button still present. Press it again, and the same thing… looks like the app is doing something, but the icons aren't changing. After 10 tries to apply icons, I exit the app, and it says there are 'unapplied changes… changes will be lost if you quit now…' Nothing's working.

Been using CandyBar since the days of Pixadex. Certainly doesn't feel "lion ready". Currently running 3.3.1 (7.0).

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[ Kara]KaraAnonymous 24 Jul 2011 18:21

Same for me any solution?

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jacobjacobAnonymous 24 Jul 2011 20:07

@kara, not yet. writing Panic atm. Will let you know if they respond.

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jacobjacobAnonymous 25 Jul 2011 21:37

@anyonewhowantstoknow I received a short email back from Panic… "This is a known issue. We'll be releasing a fix shortly." Smoke'em if you got 'em.

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[ Luke ]Luke **Anonymous** 27 Jul 2011 19:01

Candybar works just fine after doing the update, in Finder the icons are still grey in the sidebar, but other than that it works just like it did in 10.6

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jacobjacobAnonymous 30 Jul 2011 04:26

The only thing that doesn't really work well yet is getting the icon changes to reflect properly in Launchpad. Other than that, everything seems to be working.

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[ Andrea Musatti]Andrea MusattiAnonymous 10 Aug 2011 16:48

could you change the gray icons on lion tool bar???

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[ Sara]SaraAnonymous 03 Oct 2011 14:59

I can't make this work on Lion. When I click the "use these icons" or "use this dock" button, it just gives me a warning sound and nothing else happens, not even an error message.
Does anyone have the same problem?

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[ Victor]VictorAnonymous 06 Jan 2012 16:04

I have this exact problem, currently no clue how to fix it.

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[ Victor]VictorAnonymous 09 Jan 2012 22:58

Solved it, completely uninstalled it using CleanMyMac, unpinned Chrome from the dock and reinstalled it. Works like a charm again :)

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