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Old 10-11-2003, 12:59 AM   #1
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How do I customize icon themes in kde?

I've been d/l many different icon themes from and I would like to "pick-and-choose" from many different themes. I created my own folder (copied the base theme I started with,) from the tar file and added/edited/changed all the different size folders.

Where do I go from this point to create a new, custom icon theme?

kde 3.1.0
Old 10-11-2003, 11:56 AM   #2
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I've never done it but I think you just need to create the directory structure with the icons it the proper place. Then you create a gzipped tarball of the entire tree.

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Old 10-11-2003, 02:32 PM   #3
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Just tar'ing the directory structure and telling kde to install it returns the error that the file is not a valid icon theme archive


If anyone is interested, I figured out what to do...

I had installed the noia theme as my base, then I went to $HOME/.kde/share/icons/"installed theme"/ and replaced the icons there with the ones I wanted. I then edited the 'index.desktop' file and put "Custom" for the name and edited the comment...

That's all there is to it....

Now.... where can I find a cool trash icon? I saw someone mention they had one with animated flies when full....

Last edited by Toker; 10-11-2003 at 03:03 PM.


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