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Old 07-08-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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How Do I Change Install Folder Icons?


I downloaded a folder icon with a .png extension. How do I install it to make it my folder icon?
 
Old 07-08-2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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If you are using KDE... Right click the folder you want to change, click properties. You should see the current folder icon at the top left of the properties window. Click the icon--> select other icons--> click browse--> find the .png file--> select it--> click open--> click ok--> click ok again. You may have to press F5 to refresh the display.
 
Old 07-08-2008, 09:23 PM   #3
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If you are using KDE... Right click the folder you want to change, click properties. You should see the current folder icon at the top left of the properties window. Click the icon--> select other icons--> click browse--> find the .png file--> select it--> click open--> click ok--> click ok again. You may have to press F5 to refresh the display.
{BBI}Nexus{BBI}, actually, I'm using ubutu 7.10. Any ideas on how to change all folders in my system, not just one individual folder?
 
Old 07-09-2008, 07:45 AM   #4
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I'd look in /usr/share/icons first. Look for a folder that shares the same name as whatever icon theme you're using. Then "cp -r /usr/share/icons/themeyouwant ~" (assuming you find it there). Then you can change any icon you wish (a tedious chore if you're thorough, with 5 or 6 copies of each icon at different sizes). Edit the .desktop file inside the theme so that it doesn't have the same name as the original theme. In KDE it's then as simple as tarballing the edited folder, and going into Control Centre and installing the new theme. If you didn't change the name inside the .desktop file though, and the original theme you edited is still installed, you're asking for complications. I suspect it's a little different with GNOME but basically the same deal, find the folder, replace the icons, being careful to follow whatever standard for naming and directory trees is already in use, repack the folder, and install the theme.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 04:48 PM   #5
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I'd look in /usr/share/icons first. Look for a folder that shares the same name as whatever icon theme you're using. Then "cp -r /usr/share/icons/themeyouwant ~" (assuming you find it there). Then you can change any icon you wish (a tedious chore if you're thorough, with 5 or 6 copies of each icon at different sizes). Edit the .desktop file inside the theme so that it doesn't have the same name as the original theme. In KDE it's then as simple as tarballing the edited folder, and going into Control Centre and installing the new theme. If you didn't change the name inside the .desktop file though, and the original theme you edited is still installed, you're asking for complications. I suspect it's a little different with GNOME but basically the same deal, find the folder, replace the icons, being careful to follow whatever standard for naming and directory trees is already in use, repack the folder, and install the theme.
This sounds a bit complicated and risky. Is there any way I can change my folder icon without having to resort to the abve method? I'd appreciate it.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 05:08 PM   #6
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You could try this
http://www.kde-look.org/ or this

http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=22120

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Old 07-09-2008, 05:24 PM   #7
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Or even this: http://www.gnome-look.org/ if you think lurkos' suggestion is complicated or risky. Installing themes is much easier if you're not comfortable with making manual changes.

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Old 07-09-2008, 07:51 PM   #8
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Or even this: http://www.gnome-look.org/ if you think lurkos' suggestion is complicated or risky. Installing themes is much easier if you're not comfortable with making manual changes.
{BBI}Nexus{BBI}, gnome-look.org is the place where I got my folder icon from. And, I'm not installing a theme, I'm installing a folder icon, that's all. What should I do now?
 
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{BBI}Nexus{BBI}, gnome-look.org is the place where I got my folder icon from. And, I'm not installing a theme, I'm installing a folder icon, that's all. What should I do now?
I understand that you are not installing a theme, I am just saying that is the easiest way to add custom folders to your system. Can you provide a link to the folder(s) that you downloaded so I can take a look?
 
Old 07-10-2008, 03:40 PM   #10
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I understand that you are not installing a theme, I am just saying that is the easiest way to add custom folders to your system. Can you provide a link to the folder(s) that you downloaded so I can take a look?
{BBI}Nexus{BBI}, you'va always been very helpful.

Here is the link to the webpage featuring the icons: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...?content=29285

Here's the link address to download the file directly: http://gnome-look.org/content/downlo...1&tan=21124480

Let me know. My ubuntu 7.10 desktop looks like it's badly in need of a serious facelift. Thanks!
 
Old 07-10-2008, 06:06 PM   #11
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Sadly it looks as though lurkos' way is the correct and only way you will be able to assign the folder(s) you want globally with one click of the mouse. In other words you are going to have to make your own installable theme from these .png's along with an index.desktop file containing all the parameters. Something like this:
Code:
[KDE Icon Theme]
Name=Whatever you like
Comment=Icon Theme by your name here if you wish
DisplayDepth=32

Inherits=hicolor

Example=folder
LinkOverlay=link
LockOverlay=lockoverlay
ZipOverlay=lockoverlay
DesktopDefault=32
DesktopSizes=16,24,32,48,64,128
ToolbarDefault=24
ToolbarSizes=16,24,32,48
MainToolbarDefault=24
MainToolbarSizes=16,24,32,48
SmallDefault=16
SmallSizes=16,24
PanelDefault=32
PanelSizes=16,24,32,48,64,128
Directories=16x16/filesystems,32x32/filesystems,48x48/filesystems,64x64/filesystems,128x128/filesystems
[16x16/filesystems]
Size=16
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
[32x32/filesystems]
Size=32
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
[48x48/filesystems]
Size=48
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
[64x64/filesystems]
Size=64
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
[128x128/filesystems]
Size=128
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
[48x48/filesystems]
Size=48
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
[64x64/filesystems]
Size=64
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
[128x128/apps]
Size=128
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[128x128/filesystems]
Size=128
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
If you have the time and really want to have these folders, then edit an existing theme (unpack the .tar) and make the required changes, repack it and then install it.
 
Old 07-10-2008, 06:33 PM   #12
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{BBI}Nexus{BBI}, thanks for the comment and all your help. Actually, after reading your reply, I decided to install a theme from gnome-look.com. It looks quite good, actually,

I got 2 questions for you:

1) How can I change icons for .doc, .mp3, .zip., .tar.bz?..... Any ideas?

2) I recently added a launcher of a program to my panel. The reason is because before the only way to launch the program was to type code in terminal. This was tedious. My question is, how can I add this launcher to the menu? I don't like having this launcher on my panel.

Again, I appreciate your input and all your help.

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Old 07-10-2008, 06:44 PM   #13
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{BBI}Nexus{BBI}, thanks for the comment and all your help. Actually, after reading your reply, I decided to install a theme from gnome-look.com. It looks quite good, actually,

I got a question for you:
How can I change icons for .doc, .mp3, .zip., .tar.bz?..... Any ideas?

Again, I appreciate your input and all your help.
I hope my posting that long code list didn't give you the shivers

I'm not sure how things work in Gnomeland, for me all I do is go to my KDE Control Centre--> KDE Components--> File associations and type say mp3 in the search box. I then select the entry and click the icon another window opens up, I then choose the icon I want for mp3, click ok and apply. The change is then made globally to every mp3 file.

There must or rather should be a similar facility in Ubuntu, where to find it I couldn't say. I'm sure someone more familiar with the Gnome desktop will respond with the answer.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 01:35 PM   #14
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I hope my posting that long code list didn't give you the shivers

I'm not sure how things work in Gnomeland, for me all I do is go to my KDE Control Centre--> KDE Components--> File associations and type say mp3 in the search box. I then select the entry and click the icon another window opens up, I then choose the icon I want for mp3, click ok and apply. The change is then made globally to every mp3 file.

There must or rather should be a similar facility in Ubuntu, where to find it I couldn't say. I'm sure someone more familiar with the Gnome desktop will respond with the answer.
{BBI}Nexus{BBI}, actually, it didn't give me the shivers... it almost gave me a heart attack. Lol... So, yeah, you're lucky that you're running KDE. Someone must know how to do this in Gnome.

Anyway {BBI}Nexus{BBI}, you've been GREATLY helpful. And, I didn't mean to drag you and the rest of the guys on this post through so much for just one icon.

Thanks again!
 
Old 07-11-2008, 04:15 PM   #15
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One icon, ten icons it makes no difference, it's still a user with a problem. What you have shown me is, it's high time I installed the Gnome desktop if only to expand my usefullness.
 
  


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