"Folder Color" app: Change the color of your folders in Ubuntu

A simple, easy, fast and useful app! Change the color of your folders in Nautilus in a really easy way, so that you can get a better visual layout!

Folder Color in Ubuntu

How to install? Just enter this command into a Terminal, logout and enjoy it!
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costales/folder-color ; sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get install folder-color -y

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  1. I really love this. I'm using XFCE desktop environment now(Ubuntu Studio). Do you know of a way to make this work in that environment? I don't think XFCE uses Nautilus.

  2. Hi Anthony! I'm using XFCE too (with Xubuntu).
    You can install Nautilus in your system and use it:
    sudo apt-get install nautilus
    I was thinking in integrate it with Thunar, but I have to think more :P
    Best regards and thanks for your feedback!

  3. Nice App, Marcos! Congratulations!

    I'd like to know how to use the "Categorize" option and if it's possible to add a new feature to change Nautilus' default folder color.

    Greetings fro Oviedo.

  4. Hi!

    For the first question, you have to see it. I'll contact you by private!

    For the second question:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ravefinity-project/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install humanity-colors
    And choose your default color theme in system preferences :)