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I would like to add my own custom emblems in Thunar, Xubuntu 14.04. I have created the necessary 10x10, 16x16, 22x22, etc. png files for my emblem and copied them here at their corresponding directories for the icon theme I am using, elementary Xfce darkest. For example my-emblem22x22.png was copied to each of the following and so forth for each size.

/usr/share/icons/elementary-xfce-darkest/actions/22
/usr/share/icons/elementary-xfce/emblems/22
/usr/share/icons/elementary-xfce/actions/22

However, after logging out and in again my custom emblem does not appear in Thunar. Any ideas? Much thanks in advance.

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Try this link, I think it will tell you how to accomplish your objective.

How does one create emblems to work with Thunar?

[...] Add the correct files to the "emblems" folder of your icon theme. Make sure you prefix the name of the file with "emblem-" and run "gtk-update-icon-cache" on the theme's directory file containing the "index.theme" file. Should show up immediately.

  • Please include essential parts of the solution. Links might break some day – Severus Tux Nov 24 '16 at 15:29
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I found the answer at the link. However, I could not get the emblem to stay for a partition. This is documented in the comments there. How do I set emblems in Thunar without the GUI?

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