Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 471083
Some icons cannot be changed in KDE4
Last modified: 2008-11-11 13:40:36 EST
Many of the icons cannot be changed. Some files like a doc file from Microsoft comes up with a ? icon. I select the file and properties and the wrench icon to edit and then try to select the icon and nothing happens.
I am using Fedora-KDE which I am told is compatible with KDE4.
I have tried to change the ICON using Dolphin and Konqueror.
This also happens with sxw extent files which are the old OpenOffice format files. Again, it is correctly identified but a ? icon is used and cannot be changed.
I didn't know one could change mimetype icons *at all*. How?
afaik, the wrench icon is to for changing mimetype properties like:
file name patterns
but changing icon isn't possible.
Fwiw, .doc files on my box get a valid icon, but .docx do get '?'.
So, I guess the bug here is simply mimetypes with missing icons?
In KDE3, I can click on the ICON and change the icon to any icon I want even if it does not make sense. The icons that come up by default are mime-type icons.
This is a case of the application "knowing" what I want to do "better" than I do.
Windows does that. Linux didn't and shouldn't in my opinion.
KDE3 used it's own system for mimetypes. KDE4 (now) uses a common spec which is shared among several/most desktops (including gnome, xfce). I'd hope you'd agree this is a "good thing"(tm).
Looks like kde4 currently lacks the feature you're looking for (changing mimetype icons). This isn't something we can fix easily in fedora-land. (marking CANTFIX).
Feel free to request it upstream @ bugs.kde.org. (When/if you do please, let us know, so we can track the upstream feature request).
Already reported upstream. https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=167031
Looks like a good chance of this landing for kde-4.2.x