How To Add Zoom Icon To Desktop Mac


As a Mac user, I often find myself customizing my desktop to make it more personalized and user-friendly. One of the ways I like to add a personal touch to my desktop is by adding a zoom icon. In this article, I will guide you through the steps to add a zoom icon to your desktop on a Mac, and also share some personal commentary and tips along the way.

Step 1: Finding the right icon

The first step is to find the perfect zoom icon that suits your style and preferences. You can search for icons online or create your own using graphic design software like Adobe Illustrator. Once you have chosen or created your icon, save it to a convenient location on your Mac.

Step 2: Preparing the icon file

In order to add the zoom icon to your desktop, you need to convert it into a proper file format. The most common file format for icons on Mac is .icns. To convert your icon file to .icns format, you can use a free online converter or use a third-party app like Icon Composer.

Step 3: Adding the icon to your desktop

Now that you have your .icns file ready, it’s time to add the zoom icon to your desktop. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to your desktop and right-click on an empty space.
  2. From the context menu, select “Get Info.”
  3. A window will pop up with information about your desktop.
  4. Drag and drop your .icns file onto the small thumbnail icon in the top left corner of the “Get Info” window.
  5. You will see the thumbnail icon change to your zoom icon.

Step 4: Adjusting the icon size and position

By default, the zoom icon might appear larger or not in the desired position on your desktop. You can easily adjust the size and position of the icon to your liking. Here’s how:

  1. With the “Get Info” window still open, click on the Preview icon in the toolbar.
  2. A new window will open, showing a larger preview of your zoom icon.
  3. Click on the zoom icon in the Preview window to select it.
  4. Hold down the Command key and use the scroll wheel on your mouse or trackpad to resize the icon.
  5. Click and drag the zoom icon to reposition it on your desktop.

Take your time to experiment with different sizes and positions until you are satisfied with how the zoom icon looks on your desktop.


Adding a zoom icon to your desktop on a Mac is a simple and fun way to personalize your computer. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily incorporate your own style and preferences into your desktop setup. Have fun customizing your Mac and enjoy the newfound visual appeal!