Put a del.icio.us button in Safari

September 22, 2006


I started using del.icio.us a few months ago to keep bookmarks in sync across several computers at work and home, and it’s been my default home page ever since. Tonight I decided to change the “Home” button in Safari’s toolbar to something a bit more suitable. This might be old hat for some OSX users, but here are the steps you’ll need to take:

  1. Open a Finder window and right-click on Safari.app, choose Show Package Contents.
  2. Open the Contents -> Resources folder.
  3. Find Home.tif, HomePressed.tif and optionally HomeDisabled.tif.
  4. Make a backup copy of these, and edit the originals in an image editor. That’s it!

Remember to backup your work, since it’ll probably be overwritten the next time Safari is updated.

Marc Charbonneau is a mobile software engineer in Portland, OR. Want to reply to this article? Get in touch on Twitter @mbcharbonneau.