is a file manager extension available for Nautilus, Nemo and Caja, which until recently could only be used to change individual folder colors. The tool was updated yesterday with a new feature: you can now use it to easily change all the folders colors with a click:
|Nemo Folder Color, setting the global color to purple
Also, until now, Folder Color only worked with Ubuntu’s (default) Humanity icon theme (and other icon themes based on it) however, the latest Folder Color brings support for another icon theme: Numix.
|Nautilus (3.14) Folder Color with the latest Numix Icon Theme from Git
For now, Folder Color will only work with the latest Numix icon theme from GIT
because the Numix PPA
wasn’t updated yet.
Since we last wrote about Folder Color, the tool added yet another feature: the ability to set folder emblems. There are just 4 emblems that you can set using Folder Color (Favorite, Finished, Important, In Progress), but that should be enough for most users:
I should also mention that all the changes performed by Folder Color can easily be reverted: to change a folder’s color back to default and to remove its emblem, simply right click the folder and select Folder’s Color > Default (under “Restore”). Or, if you’ve changed the global folder color, right click any folder and select Folder’s Color > Global Color (under “Edit”), select “Default” from the dropdown and click “Apply”:
Install Folder Color in Ubuntu
Folder Color is available in a PPA, for Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10, 14.04 and 12.04. Add the PPA using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costales/folder-color
sudo apt-get update
Then, to install the latest Folder Color for Nautilus, use the commands below:
sudo apt-get install folder-color
Or, to install Folder Color for Nemo, use the following commands:
sudo apt-get install folder-color-nemo
If Folder Color doesn’t work with Nemo, you may need to apply the fix listed under step 4 from HERE
To install Folder Color for Caja, use the following commands:
sudo apt-get install folder-color-caja
If Folder Color doesn’t show up in the Caja context menu, fix it by using the following command:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib /usr/lib/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib /usr/lib/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib
To download the source code, report bugs, etc., see the Folder Color Launchpad page.