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how to install new icons - BenAvram - 13th June 2014

Hi everybody, in System Settings - icon- get new themes, i have downloades new themes, but I don't know the exact procedure to install them? Can anyone be kind to tell me step by step how to do that? Thank you very much.


RE: how to install new icons - leszek - 13th June 2014

Normally the icon themes should be automatically installed.
If you manually downloaded them from kde-look.org then you need to extract the folder with the icon theme to ~/.icons directory (maybe necessary to create that directory first)


RE: how to install new icons - BenAvram - 14th June 2014

(13th June 2014, 23:25)leszek Wrote: Normally the icon themes should be automatically installed.
If you manually downloaded them from kde-look.org then you need to extract the folder with the icon theme to ~/.icons directory (maybe necessary to create that directory first)

Thank you so much LESZEK for your post. Yes! You are right! Most of the icons themes do install themeselves without problems, but some other takes you to a website from where to do a direct download. I had no problem doing that, what I don't understand fully is what to do after downlading the new icont theme from that point onward. Can you be more specific in telling me step-by-step what do do after that. Surely the icons I have istallalled already must be somwhere in the root directory, but where? Please be so kind to give me more directions, I am seventy year old and I am strugling a bit with using the computer. I like very much the Linux world and the people beyound it. I think you are a special people who are on a mission to make the this world a better place. I am proud for you all.

A felt thank you

BenAvram


RE: how to install new icons - AJSlye - 14th June 2014

This would depends on what you downloaded, most often they are compressed folders of icons and would need to be uncompressed first. You can then put those uncompressed folders into one of two places, first place would be in a hidden folder under your home directory named .icons, this folder may need to be created if it doesn't already exist, the second place would be under /usr/share/icons, but you will need root (administrator) privileges to write to this folder.


RE: how to install new icons - BenAvram - 15th June 2014

(14th June 2014, 23:29)AJSlye Wrote: This would depends on what you downloaded, most often they are compressed folders of icons and would need to be uncompressed first. You can then put those uncompressed folders into one of two places, first place would be in a hidden folder under your home directory named .icons, this folder may need to be created if it doesn't already exist, the second place would be under /usr/share/icons, but you will need root (administrator) privileges to write to this folder.

(15th June 2014, 10:01)BenAvram Wrote: [quote='AJSlye' pid='19463' dateline='1402781388']
This would depends on what you downloaded, most often they are compressed folders of icons and would need to be uncompressed first. You can then put those uncompressed folders into one of two places, first place would be in a hidden folder under your home directory named .icons, this folder may need to be created if it doesn't already exist, the second place would be under /usr/share/icons, but you will need root (administrator) privileges to write to this folder.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, IT WORKED!!! Smile[/color][/size]

[quote='AJSlye' pid='19463' dateline='1402781388']
This would depends on what you downloaded, most often they are compressed folders of icons and would need to be uncompressed first. You can then put those uncompressed folders into one of two places, first place would be in a hidden folder under your home directory named .icons, this folder may need to be created if it doesn't already exist, the second place would be under /usr/share/icons, but you will need root (administrator) privileges to write to this folder.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, IT WORKED!!! Smile