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Old 12-09-2004, 08:43 AM   #1
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Question A quick question about icons in ROX Filer

Alright, well, sometimes I need a file manager. I read about Rox-Filer here and elsewhere and it sounded like what I was looking for, small, fast & efficient and so I installed the Rox-Filer package from my Slackware 10.0 CD's. Yeah, I'm happy with it, it works great.

But here's the thing... I downloaded the "Crystal" icons theme for it and installed it and now I have these cool looking blue folders in the window. But how do I change the icons in the toolbar, the 'home', 'back', 'show hidden' etc icons? It isn't so much that I don't like them as it is I'm fairly sure this is possible under normal circumstances, and I'd like to know how because I have kind of a penchant for wanting to configure everything....

So here's what I know about this so far... Rox Filer is based on GTK-2 so, theoretically I can install some new GKT-2 themes and that may allow for me to change those icons... And it'll most likely let me change the look of the Gimp's windows, also. That would be cool... What I am wondering though is, I'm not using Gnome. Rather, I am using the latest development release of Fluxbox, sitting on top of Slack 10. Rox and the Gimp run fine, save for Rox telling me I still need the proper mime database --which I am going to be downloading and installing today.

So, without wasting anymore of anybody's time, can I change the toolbar icons in Rox-Filer, by simply installing a new GTK-2 theme on my setup as described above and then use it to make the filer window/toolbar (and possibly the Gimp's) look a bit (IMO) nicer? Or will this procedure take more effort than that, effort which I could easily just put towards getting real work done?

As always, I sincerely appreciate your feedback, thank you!
Old 12-09-2004, 03:20 PM   #2
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You could install a gtk2 theme and modify your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file to include the new theme, like

include "/usr/share/themes/Industrial/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"
Old 12-10-2004, 04:54 AM   #3
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Cedrik, thank you. I was looking at it last night briefly, and I thought that was the file I'd wind up having to edit. Right on, I appreciate the advice.


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