How to change both trash icons full and emty

hi all,

i have googled how to do this but i cant seem to get a proper answer ,
is it possible to change the trash icons on os 11.1 becuase everything i
have tried has not worked.

thanks


paulie123

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Both KDE and Gnome support icon themes. Applying a theme in Gnome
requires that you download the theme (normally a .bz file from such web
sites as ‘Eyecandy for your GNOME-Desktop - GNOME-Look.org
(http://www.gnome-look.org)) and drag and drop it into the theme manager
(Slab menu - Control Centre - Appearance).

As you wish to replace individual icons you need to know if the icon
theme is a standard one or a customised one.

Can you advise whether

a) You use Gnome (then I might be able to help more)
b) You use a standard theme or not (if not the location of the icons is
<your_home_directory>/.icons)

Cheers


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wooops sorry forgot that, im using gnome and its a customized theme


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Well you are mostly there then.

In your home directory is a “hidden” directory called .icons

In there will be a directory with the name of your theme, e.g. hydrogen

In that directory will be a number of directories, which dending on
your theme will be named according to size of the icons, e.g. 48x48, in
each of these “size” directories will be another directory called
“places”. In there will be icon files (png files - easily edited) and
the ones you are interested in are:

gnome-fs-trash-empty.png
gnome-stock-trash.png

It is possible that these files are “symbolic links” (Windows speak =
shortcuts), for example in my setup they are links to user-trash.png.
If they are links just replace the file that they point to (if you are
not sure how to identify a link then look for a emblem on the icon that
represents an arrow or right click on the icon and choose properties and
the page that comes up will tell you if the file is a link) (sorry if
I’m going over the top with info, but I don’t know how much you know).

Once you have replaced the icon files you will then need to update the
icon cache. To do this open a terminal window (right click on the
nautilus background and choose “Open In Terminal”) then…

<code>
cd …
gtk-update-icon-cache <name of directory that is your icon theme>
exit
</code>

After a few seconds (can be a lot more if your theme has a lot of
icons), you would have been returned to the prompt, and its at that
point you type exit.

As the cache is updated you should see the change take effect.

Good luck.

BTW I’m always missing off vital bits of info when I ask a question so
no problems for me when other people do.


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thanks for the reply , but when i show the hidden folders and go to
.icons there nothing in it!


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Hmmm…it does look like you haven’t got a customised icon theme. No
matter, the directory you are looking for then is

/usr/share/icons

In there are the directories matching the standard themes supplied.

Sorry for the delay getting back to you, my internet connection has
been down for a while.

Cheers


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Thats ok np i will give it a try

thanks for your help :wink:


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Did you get anywhere?


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Just for info, in kde 3.5 if you change the .png files in
usr/share/icons/<theme-name>NNNxNNN the update is automatic.


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In my KDE install the <theme-name> is “gnome”… I think the chosen
theme is copied to this directory.


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