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#1 2018-12-05 16:07:01

Registered: 2016-09-18
Posts: 54

Change the icon for mime types in thunar


how can i change the icon that is displayed in thunar for a specific mime type? lets say i want to change the icon for mkv (matroska) files into the matroska icon. i've tried changing the mime type file in /usr/share/mime/application/ (x-matroska.xml) and replaced

<generic-icon name="video-x-generic"/>


<generic-icon name="x-matroska"/>

x-matroska.png is saved in "/usr/share/icons/elementary-xfce/mimes/128/". after reload the database with

sudo update-mime-database /usr/share/mime

the icon is replaced with

<generic-icon name="video-x-generic"/>

I followed this howto https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AddingMimeTypes under "Another way to add a MIME Type"

Last edited by Friedrich (2018-12-06 15:41:49)


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