Change default file icons

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Jedavis1975
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Change default file icons

Post by Jedavis1975 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:20 am

I have Mint 18.2, I want to change the icon for deb files to something like what 17.3 had. Currently it is a compressed file icon, and I just don't like it and would rather have something different.
In both instances I had MATE as my desktop.

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Re: Change default file icons

Post by pemartins » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:11 pm

You can change the icon set, go to Menu > Control Center > Appearance > Customize button > Icons tab and choose another icon set. You can install more icon sets than the ones available, i.e. faenza:

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sudo apt update && sudo apt install faenza-icon-theme
Here you have a bunch of options: https://www.gnome-look.org/browse/cat/132/ord/latest/

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Re: Change default file icons

Post by Jedavis1975 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:13 pm

Ok then,
I did browse through the preinstalled, looks like everyone has the same icon for deb and compressed files. While they may differ from each other.

I will see what the site you mentioned has to offer, I really don't want something to drastically different. I may just have to get used to to those files having the same icons.

If anyone that designed the theme for Mint reads these, please explain why it was changed.

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Re: Change default file icons

Post by colormar » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:39 pm

You can download any set of icons and place|copy it to /usr/shares/icons/.
Or make a copy of any set of icons in /usr/shares/icons/, modifie it, change its name
(folder name and the name and comment in the index.theme file, inside the folder),
then place|copy the modified set of icons to /usr/shares/icons/. Now go to Menu >
Settings > Appearance > Icons tab and choose that icon set.

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