How To | Use Docky Anchor to Change Docky Icons

In the past I talked about how a Docky user can change their Docky icons by navigating to the appropriate folder in Nautilus. Well, now I can take that one step further.

I’m going to show you how to use your Docky Anchor icon to navigate directly to that lovely Nautilus folder all with one click. For those of you that are worried that doing this might not allow you to open your Docky Settings, don;t worry. You will still be able to right-click on the Anchor and click Settings.

Step 1: GConf-Editor

  • Open your gconf-editor by navigating to Applications > System Tools > Configuration Editor (or gconf-editor in your terminal)
  • Navigate to /apps/docky-2/Docky/Items/DockyItem/
  • Change DockyItemCommand to gksu nautilus /usr/share/applications
  • Close GConf-Editor

Step 2: Change your Icons

  • Click on your Docky Anchor
  • Type in your password
  • Navigate to the program icon you would like to change


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Alan Secker on February 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    On ubuntu 10:10 there is no folder named DockyItem beneath “Items”. Sort of puts the kybosh on it?


    • I realize I’m replying quite late, but I want to let you know that i’ve actually moved on from 10.04. I’m currently running 11.04 (Unity) with no Docky.


  2. Posted by tyrothebro on July 20, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Supporting: Just works, great man.


  3. Just what I needed – thanks!


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