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#1 2013-10-01 15:34:30

Donny Bahama
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Registered: 2013-09-11
Posts: 4

[Solved] Custom icons for symlinks?

Is there some way I can use custom icons for symlinked folders on my desktop? When I try to change the icon, I can't see any way of pointing at a different folder. Even if I just knew the folder it points at by default, I could paste my custom icons in there, but I can't seem to figure that out, either.

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#2 2013-10-01 16:53:26

eric_the_idiot
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Registered: 2011-12-23
Posts: 46

Re: [Solved] Custom icons for symlinks?

This feature should be available in the upcoming 4.12 release of Xfdesktop.

Last edited by eric_the_idiot (2013-10-01 16:53:45)

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#3 2013-10-01 16:53:41

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 1,242

Re: [Solved] Custom icons for symlinks?

I don't think you can create custom icons for symlinks. Especially if you want more than one custom icon.

As an alternative, you could:
- copy the /usr/share/applications/Thunar.desktop file to your desktop and open the file for editing using a text editor (like mousepad) and:
- edit the "Name=" line to change the label of the icon.
- replace "Exec=Thunar %f" with "Exec=Thunar /path/to/directory"
- Change the "Icon=" line to point to your custom icon file
- Save the file.

You'll also want to right-click the Thunar.desktop file, select Properties and on the "Permissions" tab, check the "Allow this file to run as a program" so that you are not prompted everytime you run it.

This will open Thunar to the directory you specified on the "Exec=" line.

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#4 2013-10-07 01:24:35

Donny Bahama
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Registered: 2013-09-11
Posts: 4

Re: [Solved] Custom icons for symlinks?

That worked beautifully, ToZ! And once I had one such launcher, it was quite simple to duplicate it and edit the dupe to create additional launchers. Thank you!

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