[kde-linux] Changing Icons

Vytautas P. punktyras at nkm.lt
Mon Mar 20 17:52:17 UTC 2006

2006.03.20 17:34, Tom Strickland rašo:
> I've just linked Kmail to my desktop and changed the icon to replace the
> blue gear. The icon looks like an envelope leaning against three gold
> bricks. This is fine, but I noticed that this change also changed to icons
> of every executable file in /usr/bin to this Kmail icon. I changed the
> desktop icon by right-clicking on it, then going to Properties->Edit File
> Type application. I then left-clicked on the icon and that opened the
> Select Icon window where I selected the Kmail icon.
> What do I need to do to change only the icon on the Desktop without
> changing all the executable icons in /usr/bin?

And how did you make that shortcut? You should make it by right clicking on 
Desktop>Create New...>Link and then you'll be able to change appearance of 
it. And if you drag&drop, you make a copy of executable file, and when you 
change appearance of one exec you change them all.

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