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Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:50 pm
by arnad
Hello everyone,

I am using custom bookmarks in nemo and would like to change their icons. However, neither the context menu of the bookmark nor Bookmarks -> Edit Bookmarks seem to contain a way to change it. I tried changing the icons of the folders themselves, but that did not have any effect.

Greetings,

Arnad

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:23 am
by smurphos
I don't think there is a way to do this (certainly not in Mint 19). The symbolic icon type used in the sidebar is stored in the folders attributes. You can view this via the terminal command gio info /path/to/folder. Unfortunately it doesn't appear that it is writeable using gio set which is the way that some of these attributes can be changed.

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:11 pm
by linux_95
Do you mean changing all the Bookmark icons as a group - which is possible - or individual icons?

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:06 am
by arnad
linux_95 wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Do you mean changing all the Bookmark icons as a group - which is possible - or individual icons?
I would like to change specific icons - those of bookmarks I added myself. Right now they all get the same icon, which is not helpful for navigation.

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:27 am
by HollyMullvad
Hey guys,

i don't mean to hijack this thread in no way, but..i'm kinda having this issue now. Have you figured a solution?

I moved all my home folders(except desktop) to a different drive, and created symlinks to them. Then i removed the shortcut arrows to make a cleaner experience.
The only thing i can't seem to change is the bookmark icons in nemo, they all now have the same icon ( documents, pictures, videos...etc).
I edited the .config/user-dirs.dirs to set the correct location for the folders, however i don't know how to make nemo apply the deault icons now :s

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:31 pm
by HollyMullvad
Nevermind, i found a solution.
editing: ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:11 am
by arnad
Hi Holly,

glad you found a solution. Could you elaborate on it? I don't see any entry there indicating the icon. Or can you just set icons for the default folders (Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Sync, Videos)?

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:20 am
by David_Elf
HollyMullvad wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:31 pm
Nevermind, i found a solution.
editing: ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks
Hello Holly,

I'd be very grateful for this solution too. An hour and a half of farming about and fiddling and not terribly much success :-( No issue changing file names this way, but so far have been unable to attach custom icons. Any chance you could post your solution please?

Best regards,

David

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:46 am
by gamesbook
Looking for solution to the same problem; the .config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks file only holds folders and shortcut names; where are the icons?

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:39 am
by premier69
Has anyone figured this out?

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:55 pm
by mogplus8
I found in another post that the icons are stored in /usr/share/icons/<your current icon theme>/places/16, however the icons displayed on nemo are not the icons in this folder. I have my icon theme set to Humanity, which has nice colourful icons, but the nemo ones are flat, monotone and boring.
:-\

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:42 am
by premier69
Did anyone find a solution?

it's like pCloud in my case, they have a distinct icon that would make it easier at a glance to spot and would look better:
not to mention the rest of the icons.

Papirus-Dark seems to have no affect at all on them.

https://imgur.com/9GzYM11

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:30 am
by BrunoMiranda
On LMDE2 I could change this easily, I just needed to change the folder's icon and Nemo would assume it automatically on its bookmarks.

This doesn't work on Mint19.3, in its current version on Nemo. This is a major aesthetic regression and configuration possibility, I personally just hate the flat monochrome boring icons. It makes navigation much less ergonomic and harder.

I'll keep on following this thread to keep up if there is any updates on this. Hope so...

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:32 am
by premier69
who does one contact for feature requests? nemo is aswesome but has room for improvements

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:45 am
by BrunoMiranda
I'm about to change to MATE because Nemo and Cinnamon, although awesome, have been losing valuable configurations settings and are still lacking proper configuration and customization as small configurations are becoming a PITA. Visual control (theming, active and inactive active window contrast, icons, etc,) and keyboard control, shortcuts and navigation still do have a lot to be done.

I can see major differences from LMDE2 to Mint19.3. Yes Cinnamon it is faster but important things have been regressing, in my opinion.
It's too bad because, with LMDE2's Cinnamon and Nemo, I feel right at home and I cannot replicate that touch and feel experience on Mint 19.3, and LMDE2 will lose security updates from the Debian Security teem soon in June...

Also, Cinnamon is becoming bloated. Even after cleaning up my OS, my Mint19.3 is 8GB, while LMDE2 is 4.3, just half of it for the same things from my driver seat perspective.

No way I'm staying in flat monochromatic icons just to have a dark theme. Caja allows easy and effective control over the issues I've been having on Nemo.