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Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition by Rickford Grant

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Project 7B: Customizing Your Desktop Environment

Whichever user account you've decided to play with, you are now ready for action. By the time we get to the end of the process, you will have created a much wilder, and, depending on how you look at things, gaudier desktop environment than you've ever seen before. All of this is in good fun, of course, and when you are done, you should be able to completely and confidently customize things the way you want on your own. So let's go.

Adding Emblems to Folders

One of the coolest things about Nautilus is that it allows you to add little folder-top icons called emblems. These emblems can graphically remind you what each folder is for, and they're not only for folders—you can add them to any folder or file. ...

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