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Old 02-18-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
dearvivekkumar
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Icon management


I have ubuntu 9.10 with Mac4Lin_acqa theme.
I wants to change only the folder icon in particular.
which setting i have to change for this.
 
Old 02-19-2010, 07:37 AM   #2
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You can't just change the folder icon with a setting.
You have to edit the icon itself.
Have a look in /usr/share/icons until you find the icon you want to change, then edit it using an svg editor like inkscape.

http://www.inkscape.org/

To find out if the theme you are using uses any other themes, open /usr/share/icons/Mac4Lin_acqa/index.theme in a terminal and see what it inherits (if anything). This will tell you where the folder icon is. Then find and edit the icon (it will be under scalable/places. You will need to be root to copy the icon somewhere first and make it owned by your user.

When you have done your editing, copy the icon as root back to the right place and give it the same name as the folder you wish to change. There are lots of versions.


regards

Alan
 
Old 02-20-2010, 12:45 AM   #3
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thanks i got it.

m just replacing the icon in scalable with the icon I wants to place over there.

But another thing i wants to know is that, suppose I want to change the icon of
my drive how could i know what is name of that icon used for drives.

because on guesses i takes lots of time and error too.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:33 AM   #4
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Look through the folders until you see it.
mine are in /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/devices.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 01:14 PM   #5
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suppose there is folder in /dev/sdx/folder. this folder is using certain icon which is /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/.
how I could know the exact location and name of that particular icon assigned for that folder.

i hope this may be a silly question, but i dont know and wans to know.

thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 01:33 PM   #6
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Look through the folders until you see it.
mine are in /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/devices.
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