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Old 01-12-2016, 04:23 PM   #1
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Question Can ICONS be removed from tabs on KDE Konsole?

I have been using KDE Konsole for many years. I need to have a lot of tabs opened all at the same time. I use a short mnemonic to id each tab like r1-0/0 r1-0/1 r1-1/0 r1-1/1 r2-0/0 etc... The icon in the tab has no value for me and simply wastes critical space. I want just text no icon. I cannot seem to find out how to remove the icon.

Is there a way to remove the icon?
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I know how to change it, and even to blank it out, but I can't find a way to remove it entirely so that space can be taken up by text instead.

If you'd like to change it, you can do so on-the-fly using this:

Setting it to /dev/null gets rid of the icon, but does not release the space to text, so it's pretty much pointless. You may have to do as you were suggested last time and patch the source:
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For brevity I did not mention that I also changed the icon to one that is blank but again the space is not freed up so it is pointless.

I am as you know trying to get the space the icon takes freed up.

I actually at one point created custom icons with the text of the Mnemonics. That is tedious and it works. Now I have a whole new set of Mnemonics to deal with and was hoping not to have to go back to creating all new icons.
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I too have been using KDE and konsole for years and would love to see a method to remove the icon. It is valuable real estate that just isn't necessary if we don't want it.

If we cannot remove it, I like the idea of changing the icon to a unique one representing the tab. It would take some time to make those icons but at least they would be of some kind of use.

Hopefully if enough people indicate this as an important request to add an option to remove those icons, it might become available.
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To remove icons from Konsole's tabs, add the following command to your shell's config file (e.g, ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc):

echo -e "\033]32;\007"
The above command adds a blank line to the shell's output. If you want to prevent the blank line, use this command instead:

echo -e "\033]32;\007" && tput cuu 1 && tput el
(Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but this thread is one of the top results for this issue at Google.)

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