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Re: How to change user icon at top of Application Launcher's menu?


I didn't try to change mine last time but I did just now.  Does it ask
you for your root password when you try to change it?  It does here.  If
it doesn't there, it may be a permissions issue. 

You should be able to run systemsettings5 as root and change it that
way, if it doesn't ask when you click apply. 

I seem to recall you run Gentoo.  Maybe it is a USE flag or missing


:-)  :-) 

Mark Knecht wrote:
> Hi Dale,
>    Thank you for the response. That dialog area appears to be the same
> one I get to directly by clicking on the offending icon that resides
> at the top of the Application Launcher menu. Choosing the icon at the
> right allows me to choose a new one from a gallery, but only
> (apparently) for a new user. Changing it does not effect my account.
>    Possibly this is a lack of documentation issue but there are
> already user accounts on this machine and none of those existing users
> show up on the left. All it says is 'New User'. Possibly I can create
> a 'mark' user and then possibly KDE will change the icon associated
> with my account but I'm uncertain and don't want to just play around
> and create problems.
>    Again, thanks for the response.
> Cheers,
> Mark
> On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 4:42 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Mark Knecht wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>    An update to KDE on my Gentoo machine yesterday has changed the
>>> icon that shows up to the left of my name at the top of Application
>>> Launcher menu. I'm sure it's unintended but I find the icon insulting
>>> and would like to change it. How can I change this icon back to the
>>> Sad Cyclops icon, or better yet one of my choice, that appeared there
>>> before this update?
>>>    If I click on the icon I get the User Manager from System Settings.
>>> On the left it says "New User" and on the right there is a place to
>>> edit what I suspect is the icon area but changing it doesn't change
>>> the icon I see here. Sadly clicking on Help at the bottom returns the
>>> message "The file or Folder help:/ does not exist" so possibly
>>> Gentoo's build has excluded this by default. The Help system for
>>> Plasma has a section for the Application Launcher but I don't find
>>> instructions for this problem.
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Mark
>> I think I know what you are talking about but am not sure.  If it is
>> what I think, System Setting, Account Details under Personalizations,
>> then on the left User Manager.  You should be able to click on the user
>> icon and get some options.  It used to be in another section but guess
>> it got moved, which may be why you couldn't find it.
>> If that isn't what you are talking about, no clue.
>> Dale
>> :-)  :-)