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Post by moto526 » Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:48 pm

How would I go about changing my Icons on the desktop?

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Post by Void Main » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:36 pm

Right click on one and select "Properties" then click on the icon which will bring up a file chooser. You should find lots of choices in the "pixmaps" directory. You can also change you theme under your preferences menu.

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Post by moto526 » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:58 pm

Okay I am sucking at telling my problem or what I want to do!

Okay, I want to change the trash bin Icon and I want to add icon's to the file or location of the icons when I right click on an icon...

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Post by moto526 » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:17 pm

I can't get this to work either.

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wget -c http://easylinux.info/uploads/icons.tar.gz
tar zxvf icons.tar.gz -C $USER_HOME
rm -f icons.tar.gz
wget -c http://easylinux.info/uploads/themes.tar.gz
tar zxvf themes.tar.gz -C $USER_HOME
rm -f themes.tar.gz
This line does not work for me: tar zxvf icons.tar.gz -C $USER_HOME

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Post by moto526 » Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:52 am

Okay over the past few hours I have figured out a ton...

But I still can not find where I can change the recycle bin Icon with out messing with a theme...

Here is a screen of my desktop and the recycle bin. The two I have to replace my current one is on the desktop next to the current bin.
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Post by Master of Reality » Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:02 am

if you right click on the trash bin, click properties, and then click on the icon. Does it not give you a dialog to choose the icon for it.
And i dont understand which is the other icon you want to change.

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Post by moto526 » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:38 am

No the trash bin is a different properties dialog and I can't click on the bin in the properties to change it.

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Post by Void Main » Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:43 pm

Of course other Desktop Environments do things differently but in GNOME those icons are part of a theme and there are only two ways of changing them that I know of:

1) Create an icon theme package much like found here:
http://art.gnome.org/themes/icon/
Then just drag and drop it into the theme manager and use it. This will only effect your user as it will install in your home directory (~/.icons). If you want to install one of these packages so it is available to everyone extract it under /usr/share/icons (you'll need to su to root for this).

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2) Find the icons on the file system and replace them. For instance, say you have the "gnome-themes" package installed and you are using the "Smokey-Blue" icon theme but you wanted different trashcan icons. You would have to replace the trashcan icons from that icon theme installed on your drive. By looking at the files in the gnome-theme package with "Smokey-Blue" and trashcan in their name you can find which icons need to be changed:

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$ find /usr/share/icons/Smokey-Blue | grep trash
/usr/share/icons/Smokey-Blue/64x64/filesystems/gnome-fs-trash-empty-accept.png
/usr/share/icons/Smokey-Blue/64x64/filesystems/gnome-fs-trash-empty.png
/usr/share/icons/Smokey-Blue/64x64/filesystems/gnome-fs-trash-full-accept.png
/usr/share/icons/Smokey-Blue/64x64/filesystems/gnome-fs-trash-full.png
This will effect all users and of course changing icons in these directories require root level access.

I know that probably isn't the answer you were hoping for but that is GNOME. If you want to be able to perform more desktop customizations you might check out KDE. Each desktop environment does things differently so you can pick one that suits your needs. I used to really be a tweaker and though KDE was better because of it. Now I don't care about tweaking desktops because I do all my work at a shell prompt as you know so I want something clean and easy. GNOME fits my needs rather well at the moment.

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Post by Master of Reality » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:11 pm

pffffffffftt...... use KDE

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Post by moto526 » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:55 pm

Maybe next time... I like Gnome!

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