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Customizing the icon of a folder makes it easier to navigate through your filesystem, since you do not depend only on the name of the folder to identify it. In fact, it is usually easier to identify a file or folder by its icon than it is to identify it by its name. '''Dolphin''' makes it easy to customize the icon of any folder.
 
Customizing the icon of a folder makes it easier to navigate through your filesystem, since you do not depend only on the name of the folder to identify it. In fact, it is usually easier to identify a file or folder by its icon than it is to identify it by its name. '''Dolphin''' makes it easy to customize the icon of any folder.
  
*Right click the folder to change. Select '''Properties'''
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* Right click the folder to change. Select <menuchoice>Properties</menuchoice>.
  
* Click '''File Type Options'''
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* Click <menuchoice>File Type Options</menuchoice>
[[Image:dolphin-file-properties-dialog.png|The File Properties dialog|200px]]
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[[Image:dolphin-file-properties-dialog.png|The File Properties dialog|200px|center]]
  
* In the '''General''' tab, click the folder icon
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* In the <menuchoice>General</menuchoice> tab, click the folder icon
[[Image:dolphin-file-type-dialog.png|The File Type Options dialog|200px]]
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[[Image:dolphin-file-type-dialog.png|The File Type Options dialog|200px|center]]
  
* Next to '''System Icons''', select '''Places''' from the drop down list. Custom icons may be used by clicking '''Other''' and browsing for the icon
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* Next to <menuchoice>System Icons</menuchoice>, select <menuchoice>Places</menuchoice> from the drop down list. Custom icons may be used by clicking '''Other''' and browsing for the icon
[[Image:dolphin-file-icon-dialog.png|Icon dialog|200px]]
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[[Image:dolphin-file-icon-dialog.png|Icon dialog|200px|center]]
  
 
* Select the desired icon
 
* Select the desired icon
  
* Click '''OK''' to accept and set the icon
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* Now click <menuchoice>OK</menuchoice> to accept the change and set the icon.
  
 
You may need to logout and login again to see the changes take effect.
 
You may need to logout and login again to see the changes take effect.
  
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[[Category:File Management]]
 
[[Category:File Management]]
 
[[Category:Tutorials]]
 
[[Category:Tutorials]]

Revision as of 13:50, 18 January 2019

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Change the Icon Displayed for a Folder

Customizing the icon of a folder makes it easier to navigate through your filesystem, since you do not depend only on the name of the folder to identify it. In fact, it is usually easier to identify a file or folder by its icon than it is to identify it by its name. Dolphin makes it easy to customize the icon of any folder.

  • Right click the folder to change. Select Properties.
  • Click File Type Options
The File Properties dialog
  • In the General tab, click the folder icon
The File Type Options dialog
  • Next to System Icons, select Places from the drop down list. Custom icons may be used by clicking Other and browsing for the icon
Icon dialog
  • Select the desired icon
  • Now click OK to accept the change and set the icon.

You may need to logout and login again to see the changes take effect.


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