I installed all-the-icons-dired package from melpa, however, it does not use consistent icons for directories. Some directories have their own special icon. Example, these are two directories:

two directories

The .dartServer icon above is a standard directory icon, however, Desktop uses a special icon.

I prefer the standard directory icon for all directories. How can I do that?


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I haven't tested this, but perhaps you can edit the variable all-the-icons-dir-icon-alist.

For example, for Dropbox, you can see an entry like:

("dropbox" all-the-icons-faicon "dropbox" :height 1.0 :v-adjust -0.1)

and replace the 2nd "dropbox" with "folder" or "folder-o" (the latter is a kind of transparent looking folder icon.

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