I am still running version 7 although I have paid for the version 8 upgrade. Looking at recent developments in v8 I see that there is now a theme editor. Can this be used to edit out the folder icons and the account icon in the left hand pane?
No, the folder icons cannot be changed.
The account icon can be changed in the account settings (Menu > Accounts) by clicking on the icon.
Thank you for the info.