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Bug 702948 - add a way to set recursive folder icon
add a way to set recursive folder icon
Product: nautilus
Classification: Core
Component: File Properties Dialog
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Nautilus Maintainers
Nautilus Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-06-24 08:56 UTC by Luc Pi
Modified: 2021-06-18 15:30 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Luc Pi 2013-06-24 08:56:27 UTC
There is a single folder icon (theme-able).
We can set specific icon for individual folders (properties dialog).

I wish we could set folder icon recursively.
That is, from one specific folder all subfolders would get the same icon.

It could be a checkbox in the property dialog:
  [x] Apply recursively

   for a project folder, I have an image subfolder tree.
   I want to give them a special icon.
   I can set the icon for each folders,
   this can be tedious task if there are more than a few folders.
   In addition, it must be done again for each newly created folder
Comment 1 André Klapper 2021-06-18 15:30:19 UTC
GNOME is going to shut down in favor of
As part of that, we are mass-closing older open tickets in
which have not seen updates for a longer time (resources are unfortunately
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