How to add emblems to files & folders in Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu's default file manager, Nautilus, brought important changes with the new 3.x version, among which the removal of emblems (small icons attachable to a file/folder).

Weeks ago, we presented a suite of handy Nautilus scripts with numerous functionalities, and, just now, the scripts have been updated to a new version, 0.3.7, adding Emblemizer, a tool to add emblems to files and folders in Nautilus 3.

Emblemizer performs in two separate ways:

  • Emblemize (contains category-specific icons, useful for general files/folder like packages, art collections, etc)
  • Emblemize 2 (full of numerous general icons)

How do we install Emblemizer?
Add the following PPA (Oneiric)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nae-team/ppa

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions nautilus-actions-extra

then, restart Nautilus

nautilus -q

How do we use Emblemizer?
Rigth-click on a file/folder-->Advanced Actions-->Emblemize

Bugs can be reported on https://bugs.launchpad.net/~nae-team