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Old 01-09-2005, 05:35 AM   #1
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Unruley Desktop Icon


My trash bin (the only desktop icon i have) seems to have gone and changed its icon to a normal folder icon. When i switch icon sets it just switches to the folder icon for that set. I right clicked and went into properties for it but it wont let me change the icon like you can usualy do by clicking on it. Grrrrr.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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What DE/Wm are you using?
 
Old 01-09-2005, 01:44 PM   #3
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:25 PM   #4
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can someone help me. it doesnt seem like it should be that hard. ive just been using linux for a few days so i dont know what to do.

i also recently changed my firefox icon in the toolbar & KDE menu. it showed the correct icon next to my mouse pointer while firefox was loading. then the next day, out of nowhere it started using the basic run icon (blue gear). the icon is still the same in the toolbar & menu.

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Old 01-11-2005, 06:37 PM   #5
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My guess it is a theme issue. Here are a few things from a quick google of the net. Might be a starting point.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...04/08/1/213310

A pdf file talking about creating a custom new theme.
http://www.linux-magazine.com/issue/...mes_Part_1.pdf

Last resort, first try creating a new user and login as that user. If that trash icon is correct, then in your own home directory delete the .kde directory. I would delete this in ' init 3 ' runlevel and then startup back into ' init 5 ' and login. Or as the other user su in a terminal and delete the folder in your home folder before exiting and login in to your own home account. You will lose all current kde settings like single mouse click and so on. It will be like creating from the beginning. This may work, no gaurentee. If you use konqueror as browser you might lose some bookmarks. I don't think so, but instaed of deleting the .kde directory rename it to something else like kdetemp, then if something is missing you can cut a paste it back.

If you do figure it out please post the fix for future help to someone else.

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Old 01-12-2005, 12:08 AM   #6
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thanks man, i fixed it. ok here's the scoop.

in the first link you posted that person says the ~/Desktop/Trash/.directory should look like this.
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Directory
Icon=trashcan_full
EmptyIcon=trashcan_empty
Name=Trash
mine looked like this.
Code:
[URL properties]
ShowDotFiles=true
ViewMode=konq_multicolumnview
.

so what i did since you cant edit files that are in the trash, i just made a new text file in my home directory called ".directory" and copied the right code into it. moved it into the trash and overwrote the one that was in there. everything works fine now.

i still need to find out the problem with my firefox loading icon though.

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Old 01-12-2005, 05:51 PM   #7
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Glad to be of help. The only thing I can think of on the icon deal is that maybe the icon you are using is not of correct size. The one I use came from the Fedora rpm. I just extracted it from it. But I use the source version.

Is it only Firefox or is it all? If I have time I will give it a thought.

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Old 01-12-2005, 06:24 PM   #8
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Glad to be of help. The only thing I can think of on the icon deal is that maybe the icon you are using is not of correct size. The one I use came from the Fedora rpm. I just extracted it from it. But I use the source version.

Is it only Firefox or is it all? If I have time I will give it a thought.

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it was an icon that didnt come with firefox but it was working for like 2 days after i changed the icon. then while i was using my computer one minute it was working and the next minute it wasnt. i have since then switched to a different icon and it still isnt working. yea. its only giving me a problem with firefox, but then again firefox is the only program in my toolbar that isnt using an icon thats part of the theme im using.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 07:02 PM   #9
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Seems wierd to me. How about coping the icon to where the theme with its icons are and then point firefox icon to the new location.

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