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I have a problem with Sourcetree App for Mac. I do not like the new icon, I prefer the standard one. How to restore it?

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  • It will change back at the end of this month. Can you wait that long?
    – Burgi
    Jun 19, 2019 at 12:06
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    @slhck - It fights that change, apparently. There's a method posted this morning on AD - apple.stackexchange.com/questions/362676/… tbh, I don't know what all the fuss is about.
    – Tetsujin
    Jun 19, 2019 at 12:07
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    It can come as default but I think there should be an option to change it.
    – ecabuk
    Jun 19, 2019 at 15:53
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    On the contrary, @Tetsujin, there's a solution for Google, too: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/doodle-blocker-for-google/… Jun 20, 2019 at 0:53
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    It was fun for a day or two, but it broke my muscle memory of being able to cmd+tab/alt+tab over to Sourcetree by relying on the icon. So it's fair enough to ask how to change it back. Jun 23, 2019 at 12:44

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Close the app, run this one liner:

perl -i -p -e 's/Pridetree/Bridetree/;' /Applications/Sourcetree.app/Contents/Resources/Assets.car

Then restart the app.

You may want to backup Assets.car just in case you want the colourful logo back.

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Discovered on community.atlassian.com

The way to change icon for Sourcetree app

There is a solution how to change the icon for the Mac:

  1. Launch the app from https://github.com/alexzielenski/ThemeEngine
  2. On the Sourcetree.app - right click - show package contents - Contents - resources.
  3. Copy Assets.car and sourcetree.icns to any folder.
  4. Run ThemeEngine.app (from extracted zip, above)
  5. In ThemeEngine open Assets.car file
  6. Extract icons from sourctree.icns file (simple copy-paste) and save new icons with Photoshop with 512x512 and 1024x1024 pixels. Or find any icons for replacing.
  7. Find the icon in the Assets.car with name Pridetree.
  8. Copy a new icon (image) to the clipboard and paste to Pridetree icons.
  9. Save the document.
  10. Replace Assets.car in the app Contents/Resources folder version of my Sourcetree is 3.0.1

Don't forget to create a backup file. Try this at your own risk.

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  • This doesn¡t work.
    – Mangano
    Jun 20, 2019 at 20:10

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