@Rzro said in Change icon for the file manager?:
I’m really sorry to post in a solved topic, but this is driving me nuts.
I’ve been all the day with the same problem and your solution doesn’t seem to work, if you see the image, the root version of the explorer does recognize the icon but the regular one doesn’t.
(All these icons are in their respective size-sorted folders inside the theme folder)
Am I missing something? Also, if I go to the /usr/shared/applications/ folder the icon that I see there is different if I visit the folder through the regular nautilus or sudo nautilus.
Needless to say that I’m a newbie. Usually I find my way just googling and reading but time i had to ask.
That’s strange, because it’s the opposite for me. The regular Nautilus has the icon from my chosen set, but open Nautilus as root and it has the default gnome icon.
In fact Nautilus opened as root only uses the default icon set, so are you sure you’re not mixing the two up?
Interestingly, when I go into /usr/share/applications I don’t have an icon for Nautilus only the one for Files. And regular Nautilus/Files sees the correct icon and root Nautilus sees the gnome default icon.
So unless you are mixing them up as I said earlier, I can’t really offer any solution. Except to say that I’ve noticed some icon sets use 'org.gnome.Nautilus.png rather than .svg. So perhaps make sure you have an icon of that name as well, and see if it makes a difference.
I’m no expert myself BTW, I just googled for the solution and thought I’d share for the benefit of others. :D