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Color Folder


KDE Service Menu

Score 77%
Color Folder

Version Control:  Link
Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  7842
Submitted:  Jan 20 2006
Updated:  Feb 1 2016


A KDE service menu for changing the color of specific folders, compatible with KDE4 and Plasma 5.

Install by running the install.sh file.


Add: Plasma 5 compatibility

Fix: Installation if user is already root or kdesu is not installed (Thx Jonathan Kolberg)

Add: Serbian translation (by Mladen Pejaković)
Add: Option to install as top level action
Fix: Create ServiceMenus directory if needed when installing
Fix: Run kbuildsycoca4 after installing

Updated to oxygen icon set
Dropped all other icon sets
Added install and uninstall scripts

Add: Translations: Slovak and Czech (Thx Jozef)
Fix: Russian translation

Add: Translations: Russian (Thx Alex)

Add: nuoveXT version

Add: Translations: Italian (Thx Marco)

Fix: Folders with spaces in name are now supported. Other Characters like " and ' are still unsupported!

Add: Translations: Spanish and Catalan (Thx Miguel Angel, I guess), Polish (Thx Jakub Stachowski), France and Hungarian
Add: An extra version for the crystal icon set

Initial release

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 Useful addition

 by tonyc236 on: Jul 22 2011
Score 50%

This is a really useful addition. Makes it very easy to find frequently used folders.

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 Unless of course …

 by Evi1M4chine on: Feb 2 2016
Score 38%

… one can read and write,

and uses these obscure things called “names”.

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 color on mounted directory

 by dinomoser on: May 7 2013
Score 50%

at the moment it seems not run the color on a mounted folder (with samba)

for the rest it's a great job!

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 Re: color on mounted directory

 by HessiJames on: May 7 2013
Score 50%

Could you please be a little bit more specific. I don't use samba so I can't test anything.
Did you mount the folder or are you accessing it with the smb kio slave (url starts with smb://)?
If you use the smb kio slave then it is not possible and the color folder context shouldn't even show up.
Otherwise, have you checked permissions? Could you try changing the icon manually (right click on the folder -> properties -> click on the icon).

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 Re: Re: color on mounted directory

 by dinomoser on: Feb 12 2014
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here is a video where I show what's appens

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 Re: Re: Re: color on mounted directory

 by HessiJames on: Feb 12 2014
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Unfortunately this doesn't answer my question. But I have to assume that use are using a smb:// url. In this case it is not possible to color the folder. Dolphin will simply not show a different icon because it would have to check every directory for a .desktop file and that wouldn't be efficient over a network.

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 by pejakm on: Mar 29 2014
Score 50%

Hi. My I propose an improvement:


(Feature to add styles.)

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 Re: Improvement

 by HessiJames on: Mar 30 2014
Score 50%

Hi. Although the idea is similar, I don't think it would be a good idea to merge both service menus.
I would suggest you create your own release and if you wish, we can each add a link to the description so interested users can find the other service menu more quickly.

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 install.sh errors

 by dovidhalevi on: Feb 2 2016
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Line 7, expected (

I tried bypassing and simply running the Plasma 5 leg. Could not create /colorfolder.desktop and /colorfolder.sh. Obviously, a correct path must precede these. Maybe then, need run sudo.

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 Re: install.sh errors

 by HessiJames on: Feb 2 2016
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Could you try the install.sh from https://github.com/HessiJames/kde-color-folder and run it using "bash ./install.sh".
Also, could you tell me the bash version using "bash --version".

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 Re: Re: install.sh errors

 by dovidhalevi on: Feb 2 2016
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Install.sh on git looks the same.
Bash version is 4.3.42

Did, indeed, work using bash install.sh. Question is: Why did sh not work. Mine points to dash. Why?

Running Debian Sid.

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 Not installing

 by VaporEidolon on: Apr 8 2016
Score 50%

$ ./install.sh

creating file: /home/adriano/.local/share/kservices5//colorfolder.desktop
creating file: /home/adriano/.local/share/kservices5//colorfolder.sh
kbuildsycoca5 running...
Reusing existing ksycoca
Recreating ksycoca file ("/home/adriano/.cache/ksycoca5_en-GB_h3H5AGgCOUUqYffP2OqscuyRd8c=", version 303)
modified: "colorfolder.desktop"
Still in the time dict (i.e. deleted files) ("apps")
kf5.kservice.sycoca: Parse error in "/home/adriano/.config/menus/applications-merged/xdg-desktop-menu-dummy.menu" , line 1 , col 1 : "unexpected end of file"
Menu "applications-kmenuedit.menu" not found.

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 Re: Not installing

 by HessiJames on: Apr 9 2016
Score 63%

The output looks good.
Does color folder show up in the context menu of directories?
Are you using the Frameworks 5 version of dolphin?

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 Re: Re: Not installing

 by VaporEidolon on: Apr 9 2016
Score 50%

Don't ask me why, but a reboot later everything seems OK. Sorry and thanks!

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