Replace the ugly Eclipse icon with the Flex Builder icon

Posted on 18 May 2009

I can’t imagine I am alone on this one, but I absolutely cannot stand the Eclipse icon.

Whenever possible, that horrific purple monstrosity sitting in my OS X dock gets kicked to the curb and replaced by the much more handsome Flex Builder icon. Soon it will be replaced with the Flash Builder icon. 😉

For those who share my feelings, this is the quick dirt on making the swap and is rather simple for anyone familiar with OS X.

If you don’t have both Flex Builder and Eclipse installed, you can download the “flexbuilder.icns” icon file here.

To begin, right click the Flex Builder application and select “Show Package Contents”

Flex Builder Show Package

Browse to the Contents->Resources folder and copy the “flexbuilder.icns” icon into the clipboard.

Flex Builder Contents

Next, right click the Eclipse application and select “Show Package Contents”

Eclipse Show Package

Browse once again to the Contents->Resources folder and rename “Eclipse.icns” to “Eclipse_old.icns” or something else handy just in case you change your fancy.

Eclipse Contents

Paste your clipboard copy of “flexbuilder.icns” into the Resources folder and rename to “Eclipse.icns”.

Restart Eclipse.

Eclipse FX Dock

Done. Enjoy.

~moses


2 responses to Replace the ugly Eclipse icon with the Flex Builder icon

  • moses says:

    Nice. I think I an LM icon might look good…

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