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You can customize the way files or folders look by attaching emblems or backgrounds to them. You can also change the format in which the file manager displays these items.
The file manager displays files and folders as icons. Depending on the type of the file, the icon might be a image representative of the file type, a small thumbnail, or preview showing the files contents.
You can also add emblems to file and folder icons. Such emblems appear in addition to the file icon and provide another ways to manage files. For example you can mark a file as important by adding an Important emblem to it, as shown in the following figure.
Figure 7-6 Icons and Emblems
For more information about adding emblems, see How to Add an Emblem to a File or Folder .
The file manager automatically applies emblems for the following types of files:
Items which have the following permissions:
No read permission
No write permission
The following table describes the default emblems.
The Properties window for the item is displayed.
A Select custom icon dialog is displayed.
Note - To restore an icon from a custom icon to the default icon, select the file or folder which you want to change, and click Revert in the Select custom icon dialog.
The properties window for the item is displayed.
Tip - In browser windows, you can also add emblems to items by dragging them from the emblem side pane.
The Create a New Emblem dialog is displayed.
In the dialog that is displayed, click Browse.
The file manager includes background patterns and emblems which you can use to change the appearance of your folders. Background patterns and emblems can also be used on the desktop, for folders, and for certain side panes in the file browser and on panels.
The Backgrounds and Emblems dialog is displayed.
Alist of background patterns or background colors is displayed.
The image appears in the list of patterns you can use.
The color appears in the list of colors you can use.