Parent folder's icon a box with child icons inside?

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I just had an idea... mind this image, please:

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As you can see, album folders have a nice jewelcase icon with the cd's cover, but wouldn't it be nice to be able to automatically change the icon for the "artist" folders to something else, other than the blue folder icon? I'm thinking something like a transparent box with as many cds inside as there are folders in it, and the icons for the folders inside would populate that outside box. Why am i thinking this? Because my music collection is set up, folder-wise, like this:

Artist A
____Album 1
____Album 2
____...
____Last album

Artist B
____Album 1

etc, etc. Is this a pipe dream or would it be possible to do it?
Again, thanks for looking into this!

pH
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You could assign custom icons to these folders, but I think there's a better solution, it's a little undocumented finder preference which is I think exactly what you want:
http://lifehacker.com/5373034/tweak-q...
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That is very interesting indeed, but it seems to apply only to quick look, right? I mean, if i'm looking at the folders on finder (say, in coverflow mode) they will still have the default, non-transparent icon, right?
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I'm not sure, but I think it works in coverflow too. I havent done this myself, but you can always try it. If it doesn't help, go back
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I'll try tonight at home, thanks a bunch!
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What a pity - this works on a folder that has files inside, but not on a folder that has sub-folders - it simply shows it semi-transparent but, alas, not the interior folders. Oh well...