Style Folders in Mac OS X with Emoji Icons
Thanks to the inclusion of Emoji in OS X Lion, you can now customize the appearance of Finder items by inserting Emoji characters into file and folder names. This offers yet another way to customize the appearance of a Mac OS X 10.7 desktop:
- Launch TextEdit and hit Command+Option+T to access the Emoji characters selector
- Double-click on an Emoji icon you want to use to insert it into a blank text document
- Highlight and copy the inserted Emoji icon with Command+C
- Back in the Mac OS X Finder, click and hover to rename a file or folder, and use Command+V to paste the Emoji icon into the name
- Repeat for other Emoji icons and files or folders
You may want to adjust the text size of file or folder names too so that the emoji is more visible. In the screenshot the font size is set to 16 which provides more detail. You can do this by:
- Go to the “View” menu and choose “Show View Options”
- About halfway down the panel look for “Text Size” and set it to accordingly
The text labels are also positioned to the right, which is done directly below text size.
In a similar customization, you can also use Emoji in Launchpad folder names.