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change icons and resize trash icon possible?

Postby Joe151 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:20 pm

I'm running Linux Mint 13 64bit, XFCE desktop, and have 2 questions. :)

1. Is it possible to change the size of the trash icon only? If yes, how?

2. I have 2 shortcuts on my desktop, which point to the 2 folders where my 2 hard disks are mounted at startup. Actually, they have a folder symbol.
My system disk has a nice disk icon. And I would prefer the 2 shortcuts having this nice disk icon as well. Copying or 'drag and drop' (like in Mac OS X) don't work.

Any help greatly appreciated.
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Re: change icons and resize trash icon possible?

Postby odo5435 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:16 pm

For your first question:

Menu > Settings > Desktop then left click on the 'Icons" tab.
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For your second question have a look at this thread. The solution only seems to allow you to choose from a limited set of symbols. I'm sure they could also be changed but you will have to wait for some one more knowledgeable than I to come along to help there.


EDIT:

Oops. Sorry, but I just read your first question properly. The solution I suggested will change all your icons. My apologies but that's as far as I can take you. Hopefully someone who can help will come along shortly.
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Re: change icons and resize trash icon possible?

Postby Joe151 on Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:49 am

Thank you, odo5435.
Unfortunately, what is described in the thread you pointed me to, does not work for me.

Anybody else?
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Re: change icons and resize trash icon possible?

Postby caribriz on Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:54 pm

Number 1: No idea

Number 2:
Maybe similar will work for your 2 hard disks :?:

I have a data partition (linux-data) mounted at startup in folder /mnt - ie. /mnt/linux-data
Created a shortcut to it on the desktop by right-clicking the linux-data folder in /mnt > Send to .. Desktop (Create Link)
which gave me the folder shortcut icon on the desktop:
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To get a different icon for it on desktop instead:
Right-clicked Desktop > Create launcher
Typed in name: linux-data
In Command: typed thunar /mnt/linux-data
Icon: clicked "No icon", clicked down arrow next to "Select icon from", clicked Device icons, clicked on preferred hard disk icon, clicked ok, clicked Create

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Clicking either icon opens the folder.

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Re: change icons and resize trash icon possible?

Postby Joe151 on Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:52 am

Great! Number 2 is solved. Thank you!

It's a bit strange that you cannot change the icon by clicking on it. I really hope, that will be changed.
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Re: change icons and resize trash icon possible?

Postby caribriz on Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:52 pm

Joe151 wrote:It's a bit strange that you cannot change the icon by clicking on it. I really hope, that will be changed.

Yes, it's a simple thing, and easy to do in Cinnamon and others.
Otherwise xfce is reasonably configurable ... this is just an annoying little "quirk", and maybe in a future version it will be different.
Glad you got number 2 sorted out at least, even though it was ......messy :)

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