File and Folder Icons

You can change the icon for any file or folder to whatever you want. Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Select Custom Icon option. You can choose from a wide range of supplied icons or click the Browse button and locate your own graphic. Virtually any image can be used, regardless of format or even size, so you can use digital camera snapshots if you wish.

Files and folders can also have emblems applied to them. These are smaller icons that are "tagged on" to the larger icons in both list view and icon view. Emblems are designed to give you quick clues about the nature of the file. To apply an emblem, right-click the file or folder, select Properties, and then click the Emblems tab. As shown in Figure 12-5, a range of icons is available; in fact, any file or folder can have several emblems applied at once. Simply put a check in the box beside the icons you wish to apply.

■ Note Nautilus makes use of a handful of emblem icons for its own needs, too. For example, a file with a lock emblem attached to it indicates that you don't have the necessary file permissions to edit or delete that file. An X emblem means you don't have permissions to access that file or folder at all, not even to view it. In most cases, the emblems are self-explanatory.

Figure 12-5. A variety of miniature emblems can be applied to an icon to aid recognition of the file.

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