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Old 08-30-2003, 09:59 AM   #1
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Changing desktop icons


Is it possible to change the default shortcut desktop "gearwheel" icon, as in Windo$e? If so, how? I'm still trying to find my feet with Linux but I have at least managed to install a couple of new packages (Opera and Firebird as alternative browsers. I can't find entries for these apps on the "start" menu so I tried the Windo$e approach for creating desktop shortcuts and was pleasantly surprised when it worked. But I feel sure that it should be possible to get application-specific icons instead of the generic cogwheel.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 10:16 AM   #2
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what desktop manager you use? (kde, gnome , smth.else)
 
Old 08-30-2003, 11:13 AM   #3
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Sorry, should have said in original post - KDE.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 05:22 PM   #4
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Quite easily. Probably under the same place (KDE is KDE, even though I use Redhat, you use Mandrake). Find under preferences, file associations (or open Konqeuror:Settings:File Associations). Then, under the applications tab, you want to find x-desktop. Once you do that, you will see the 'Default' icon for the filetypes *.desktop and *.kdelnk. Click on the icon and it will bring up many choices.

FYI, that is how you change all your icons, as the show up in filemanagers, etc.

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Old 08-30-2003, 05:55 PM   #5
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Thanks RO - I've found all the icons as you described. But selecting one of them appears to change the icon for x-desktop, not the individual shortcut on the desktop

Later .... the penny has dropped .... got the picture now. Thanks

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Old 08-30-2003, 06:17 PM   #6
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Got it sorted out? I though you meant the system default. To change an individual icon, simply right click on the icon, select properties. You can then change the icon.

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