How can I change the tree icons (open/close) icons for the Confluence "Documentation Theme" to + and -

In Conflunce 5.x, how can I change the icons for the Tree menu in the Documentation theme back to the + and - icons instead of the right and down arrows. I am having a hard time with the look of the tree menu icons and want to move back to the traditional plus and minus instead. It looks like this was in your older versions of Confluence but it changed in v5 I think.

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Hi Steve,

I recommend to use some analyzing tool such as Firebug and verify the icons you want to change. It will show to you the icon location. probably is the batch.css file.

If I'm right, all icons are together in the same file, what changes is the coordinates of each icon in confluence. That's how confluence "knows" which icon change.

I hope this helps or give you some insight on the next steps. ;)



Locate the images in your confluence installation folder and replace them by the old ones?

I am still having trouble with this. I have looked into the code but the css is confusing and does not point to a path on our server where I could manually switch out those images.

In older versions of Confluence you used to use the + and – for your page hierarchy but it was changed in a new version. Here is a link to a company using an older version of Confluence and it uses the + and – for page navigation the way we would like it to be.

Any help would be appreciated.

That's what I was thinking but I have not been able to find where those images are located. Do you know the path/folder location for Windows?

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