I've Googled various terms to see if there's any tips out there for making Dolphin pretty but i've so far not come up with anything.
KDE Plasma 5 looks nice. Modern, clean, and different enough without being SO different to warrant closer investigation. But every time i try out KDE i'm instantly struck by just how offensive Dolphin is. It honestly feels like it's from the 90s and doesn't appear to have changed much (visually) for many years (though i'm a noob so probably wrong).
I hear KDE is quite customisable, is Dolphin? I think the lack of visual difference in the folder icons is a factor, and that the folder icons are so dreadfully bland. Blue also sucks as the colour.
There's probably a "customise Dolphin" guide out there that i haven't found. Feel free to point it out to me.
EDIT: I found this, but this would be a rather tedious exercise: https://userbase.kde.org/Dolphin/Cus...Folder_Icon/en
. It would be fun applying that to 80 folders containing images to more visually identify them as such.