Hello. Sorry for this long post but I want to be clear as to what I have tried so far.
I just completed a clean install of 11.4 – using KDE 4.6.
It’s absolutely a love-hate relationship so far after upgrading from 11.1 and KDE 3.5.
With 11.1 it was incredibly easy to change my icons whether they were on the desktop, or in a Konqueror folder, or on the bar at the bottom of the screen. I simply right clicked on the icon, up would pop a configuration screen, I browsed to where the icons were stored, selected one, clicked “apply” and it was done.
But not in 11.4… >:(
For the icons I’ve dragged onto the bottom bar (e.g., YaST, Personal Settings, Dolphin, GIMP) if I right click on any of them and then click “icon settings” I get a screen where I should be able to see and change the icon, but instead I see a grayed-out gear, and all of them seem to be controlled by root. Under 11.1 and KDE 3.5 I could change these icons, but not with 11.4.
Another example… Under System Settings>File Association>inode>directory. Here you see a plain blue folder icon.
Upon left clicking that icon I can then browse to my icons, choose one, click it, and then “apply,” and the icon does change here in the “inode/directory” screen. But the change does not carry over to anywhere else. Under KDE 3.5 and 11.1 it would change every folder everywhere in my home directory.
I would do the same thing in “file associations” with some applications (e.g. Word, Powerpoint, and Excel which I run with Crossover Office), and by changing the icon under “file associations” it would change every similar document in my home directory.
But not in 11.4.
Am I missing something?
In the first case with icons on my desktop I am unable to change them (seemingly locked to root).
In the second case with icons I see in “file associations” I can change them in that screen, but the changes do not then apply globally.
This should be so easy.
Thanks for your help.