Color Folder

Dolphin Service Menus dolphin-service-menu

Source (required if based on other people's work): https://github.com/dfaust/kde-color-folder

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Description:

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

Install by running the install.sh file.
Last changelog:

2.1.0 8 days ago

Remove Dolphin 4 version

ShalokShalom

2 years ago

I am very happy with the app.

I know its challenging with the KDE names:

Both plasma5 and KDE4 isnt correct, if thats important to you.

KDE SC 4 and KDE Applications 5 fit it most, i guess.

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ShalokShalom

2 years ago

Or Dolphin 4 and Dolphin 5

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VaporEidolon

2 years ago

$ ./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.
Saving

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HessiJames

2 years ago

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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VaporEidolon

2 years ago

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

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dovidhalevi

2 years ago

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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HessiJames

2 years ago

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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dovidhalevi

2 years ago

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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pejakm

4 years ago

Hi. My I propose an improvement:

https://gist.github.com/pejakm/9855609

(Feature to add styles.)

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HessiJames

4 years ago

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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dinomoser

5 years ago

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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HessiJames

5 years ago

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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dinomoser

4 years ago

here is a video where I show what's appens
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16793324/color_folder.mp4

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HessiJames

4 years ago

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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tonyc236

7 years ago

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

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Evi1M4chine

2 years ago

… one can read and write,

and uses these obscure things called “names”.

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floopy1962

7 years ago

cool... great work :P

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FrostBlue

7 years ago

I was looking for a quick way to do this as I use colours to quickly navigate folders.
Just downloaded and will use this soon.

I dont know if its possible for you to add a pop up dialog that asks me if I want to change colours for all sub directories as well.

Thanks man

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HessiJames

7 years ago

Sorry, but I have no interest in doing that.

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FrostBlue

7 years ago

Cool man

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romabacor

7 years ago

To kubuntu kde 4.6.2 ...copy archive colorfolder in usr/bin and colorfolder.desktop in /usr/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus/ as root
and really works!!
thanks it's great!!

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prowlerxpla

7 years ago

kbuildsycoca4 didn't solve, I tried in suse 11.3 and kde 4.6.2, install.sh doesn't create the ServiceMenus folder, so I made it by hand and copied colorfolder.desktop there, colorfolder was already copied in usr/bin by install.sh and now it works, thanks :-)
tomorrow I'll try in suse 11.4

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HessiJames

7 years ago

ah, ok.
thank you i'll add this to the install script.

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prowlerxpla

7 years ago

sorry my system is suse 11.4 and kde 4.6.2

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prowlerxpla

7 years ago

I installed by the install script but no menu appear for change colors to folder rightclicking on folders, nothing in actions submenu too

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2.1.0 8 days ago

Remove Dolphin 4 version

2.0.2 1 year ago

Fix: Installation script

2 years ago

2.0.0:
Add: Plasma 5 compatibility

1.0.2:
Fix: Installation if user is already root or kdesu is not installed (Thx Jonathan Kolberg)

1.0.1:
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

1.0.0:
Updated to oxygen icon set
Dropped all other icon sets
Added install and uninstall scripts

0.3.4:
Add: Translations: Slovak and Czech (Thx Jozef)
Fix: Russian translation

0.3.3:
Add: Translations: Russian (Thx Alex)

0.3.2:
Add: nuoveXT version

0.3.1:
Add: Translations: Italian (Thx Marco)

0.3:
Fix: Folders with spaces in name are now supported. Other Characters like " and ' are still unsupported!

0.2:
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

0.1:
Initial release

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