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Old 08-04-2004, 10:11 AM   #1
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I need help changing the trash can icons in KDE (Mandrake 10.0)


Whats up guys, I cannot for the life of me change the trash icons in KDE 3.2.X. I have searched this forum and others and have come up with nothing. Most threads were about changing the icons in GNOME whereas only a few were about changing the icons in KDE. I'm using MANDRAKE 10.0 Official (from a boxed Power Pack set) and I am in the process of customizing my desktops and I really would like to use different trash can icons. Can anyone help me?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 10:18 AM   #2
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while in the GUI......goto
/home/<user>/Desktop

right click on Icon and change it from there...........
 
Old 08-04-2004, 10:29 AM   #3
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You cannot do it that way. The icon is not selectable that way.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 10:35 AM   #4
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Even doing that as root doesn't work. BTW, can you tell me where are the default icons located? Maybe I can change the default icons in the original folder.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 10:52 AM   #5
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WOO HOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I figured out how to change them!!!!!!!!!!! I'll write just how i did it in a few once I get everything squared away...
 
Old 08-04-2004, 11:07 AM   #6
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Okay, here is how I did it. Go to this folder "file:/usr/share/icons/crystalsvg/" In that folder, there will be icons for all selectable sizes, from 16x16 to 128x128. Since I use 48x48 icons, I went into this folder file:/usr/share/icons/crystalsvg/48x48/filesystems (which is a sub folder of file:/usr/share/icons/crystalsvg/). I then (as root) copied over the original icons with my icons of choice (OSX steel trash can empty and full). I then exited out of konqueror and tested them. IT WORKED!!!!!!!!

However, I am running into a small problem (which i think is a bug). When I put something in the trash can, the full trash can icon doesn't appear. There is only the word "trash" below where the icon is supposed to be. Why is that? I even tried rebooting but the problem still exists. Can anyone help me?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 12:46 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ausar
You cannot do it that way. The icon is not selectable that way.
well it is a flaw in Mandrake then......cause this is how I do it in Slackware!!!
 
Old 08-04-2004, 12:54 PM   #8
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Check the contents of ~/Desktop/Trash/.directory
Mine starts:
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Directory
Icon=trashcan_full
EmptyIcon=trashcan_empty
Name=Trash
 
Old 08-04-2004, 02:19 PM   #9
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Hey, sorry bout all the double posts. I visit other forums as well and my intentions as you can see was to rename the original thread to the "Got my icons working etc..." I tried that with my thread and the name wouldn't change. I am definately not trying to spam the forum.
 
  


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