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I have a projects folder where some of the projects are mere legacy project. Is there a way to give them colors, like you can in Mac OS X?

With Dolphin, I used the various colored folder icons, but there is nothing like that installed on my system for nautilus.

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One thing you can do very easily within nautilus, is to give them emblems, I agree, not quite as immediately recognisable but nonetheless a visual way of telling the difference between them.

  • Right-click on the folder, and click Properties.

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  • Select the Emblems tab.

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  • From here, you can add your choice of emblems to the folder's icon.

    (Do note that they change to match the emblem style of your icon theme.)

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This is a start, but I cannot find any icons that look good. Additionally, they are not displayed right on my system for some reason. – Martin Ueding Apr 13 '11 at 22:31

There is a workaround using Nautilus Actions and Emblems:

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