Re: How to change user icon at top of Application Launcher's menu?
- Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2017 15:15:55 -0700
- From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: How to change user icon at top of Application Launcher's menu?
Yes, mine asked me for root password which I gave. It also went
through a weird step where after I chose a better icon it told me to
drag it to a place of interest but there wasn't anything specific to
drag. Just a really big window with the icon I chose in the middle.
I'll give it a try as root. Did yours actually have your user
account in the list? Mine did not.
Gentoo=yes, missing package=no assuming portage properly keeps
track of things, USE flag=who knows? It's Gentoo after all.
On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.
>> On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 4:42 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Mark Knecht wrote:
>>>> 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,
>>> 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.
>>> :-) :-)