I am wondering if anyone has had any success pushing out web locations to the dock along with favicon pictures. I am hoping to add links to Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Keep to the docks on target machines. This will be for student machines so ideally I would like to have the icons carry over rather than using the default web location icon.
Pretty sure you can...
- Drag an address directly from the address bar of your browser to the desktop.
- Go into info with command+i copy and paste any picture you want into the icon.
- Place the file somewhere that is accessible to all (I usually just drop them into Applications).
- Capture that in composer and deploy it.
- Then add it to the dock however you normally do, it displays with whatever icon it was given.
Certainly works for us with some internal sites we use.
Yes, you sure can do it.
I place my webloc files in a folder in /Library/Application Support.
You can add a custom icon to the file by getting info and pasting your icon over the top of the original icon. Then drag the file into Composer and create a dmg file.
You may also get an icon file, don't delete this as it stores the info on your custom icon
Upload the dmg to Casper Admin, then deploy the dock item. I use dockutil to deploy!
Thanks for your response. Are you saying that composer should pull the icon file in when I drag the .webloc into Composer? That is not happening for me even though I have applied a custom icon to my .webloc file on the computer.
I found that the icon file was not added with files such as webloc files, but is added with items such as folders.
The icon should be saved with the webloc file.
I just did a quick test, created a self service policy to add the webloc file to a folder in Application Support, then add it to the dock using dockutil
@m.higgins Unfortunately I've been caught up in other work so this has become a summer project for me. I'll definitely be returning to this thread, however, to try out the method that @stevevalle mentioned.