How do I change my icons on my Mac?

Answered by Tom Adger

To change the icons on your Mac, you can follow these steps:

1. Log in to your Mac: Make sure you are logged in to your user account on your Mac.

2. Open System Preferences: Click on the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

3. Access Users & Groups: In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the “Users & Groups” icon. It is represented by two people’s silhouettes.

4. Choose the user account: In the Users & Groups window, you will see a list of user accounts on the left sidebar. Click on your user account to select it.

5. Change the user picture: On the right side of the Users & Groups window, you will see your current user picture. Click on the picture to open the options menu.

6. Select a new image: From the options menu, you can choose to select a new image from various sources. You can use the built-in pictures, your own photos, or even take a new picture using the built-in camera.

7. Adjust the image: Once you have selected an image, you can adjust its look by zooming in or out, rotating it, or moving it around. This gives you the flexibility to position the image as desired.

8. Save the changes: After you have selected and adjusted the image, click on the “Save” button to save the changes. Your new user picture will now be applied.

It’s worth mentioning that changing the user picture does not change the icons for applications or files on your Mac. If you want to customize those icons, you would need to follow a different process.

In summary, to change your user picture on a Mac, you need to log in, open System Preferences, access the Users & Groups settings, choose your user account, select a new image, adjust it if needed, and save the changes.