Mar 18, 2015

Nautilus, Nemo And Caja Extension `Folder Color` Sees New Release

Folder Color is a file manager extension available for Nautilus, Nemo and Caja, which until recently could only be used to change individual folder colors. The tool was updated yesterday with a new feature: you can now use it to easily change all the folders colors with a click:

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Nemo Folder Color, setting the global color to purple

Also, until now, Folder Color only worked with Ubuntu's (default) Humanity icon theme (and other icon themes based on it) however, the latest Folder Color brings support for another icon theme: Numix.

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Nautilus (3.14) Folder Color with the latest Numix Icon Theme from Git

For now, Folder Color will only work with the latest Numix icon theme from GIT because the Numix PPA wasn't updated yet.

Since we last wrote about Folder Color, the tool added yet another feature: the ability to set folder emblems. There are just 4 emblems that you can set using Folder Color (Favorite, Finished, Important, In Progress), but that should be enough for most users:

I should also mention that all the changes performed by Folder Color can easily be reverted: to change a folder's color back to default and to remove its emblem, simply right click the folder and select Folder's Color > Default (under "Restore"). Or, if you've changed the global folder color, right click any folder and select Folder's Color > Global Color (under "Edit"), select "Default" from the dropdown and click "Apply":

Install Folder Color in Ubuntu

Folder Color is available in a PPA, for Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10, 14.04 and 12.04. Add the PPA using the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costales/folder-color
sudo apt-get update

Then, to install the latest Folder Color for Nautilus, use the commands below:

sudo apt-get install folder-color
nautilus -q

Or, to install Folder Color for Nemo, use the following commands:

sudo apt-get install folder-color-nemo
nemo -q

If Folder Color doesn't work with Nemo, you may need to apply the fix listed under step 4 from HERE.

To install Folder Color for Caja, use the following commands:

sudo apt-get install folder-color-caja
caja -q

If Folder Color doesn't show up in the Caja context menu, fix it by using the following command:

- 32bit:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib /usr/lib/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib
caja -q

- 64bit:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib /usr/lib/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib
caja -q

To download the source code, report bugs, etc., see the Folder Color Launchpad page.

via Web Upd8 - Ubuntu / Linux blog