More dumb newbie questions

Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Mon Feb 2 20:40:50 GMT 2009

2009/2/2 John Desmond <jdesmond at>:
> Salutations, gentlefolk !
> I recently switched from Windows to Kubuntu Linux 8.04.1, kernel
> 2.6.24-14, KDE 3.5.10, and am wondering how to deal with the following
> annoyances.
> 1 - Desktop icons - I'd like to change the icons so that 'file folder A'
>  is represented by one icon on my Desktop, while 'File Folder B', File
> Folder C', and so on, have different icons.  But when I click on
> 'Properties' for that folder, then 'Select Icon - K Desktop', and pick a
> new icon for that folder, the system uses _that_ icon for _all_ file
> folders on the desktop.  How do I change that ?

I'm not sure this works in KDE 3 or for what programs but you can add
a file named .directory in the directory for that you want to change
icon and into that file add:
[Desktop Entry]

where folder-image is the name of picture file to use without extension.
On my computer there are located:
$ locate folder-image

You could try to specify the full path to an image and see if that works.
Good  Luck

/ Jonas

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