The images that a desktop environment uses to identify files, folders, and applications. Icons are a core component of a GUI and are a fundamental part of navigating any computer today.

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Any good ubuntu 14.04 steampunk default icon sets?

I'm trying to give my laptop that steampunk feel, I have already change default colour schemes and am now looking into changing the icon set. Is there a good set of icons (plus preferably a tutorial ...
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Problem with icons on Launcher

I have a problem with icons on the Launcher. Unfortunately I can't upload the photo yet. Problem is strange due to the fact that I have 2 laptops booth with ubuntu 14.04.2 and one working without ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Context Menus Missing Icons

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I've noticied that context menus, as well as menus from the top bar, do not have any icons. I use Eclipse frequently and I know there icons associated with some of ...
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How to see photo icons in Lubuntu file manager

In File Manager PCManFM, when I open a folder with pictures, I can only see the icon that represents a picture file. I would like to be able to see the icons of the pictures as those pictures ...
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is it a launcher issue?

when I open nautilus, this open a new launch with strange icon. so if this is a config, tell me how can I fix that, (ubuntu 14.10 working great, but when I uninstalled xubuntu desktop it become like ...
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Software Centre is missing icons

I have a problem with Ubuntu Software Centre not showing icons for available apps, e.g: Is there a command to refresh the icon cache for Ubuntu Software Centre?
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How to uninstall an icon in the unity of the dash? [closed]

Mozilla asked to install a plugin on the dashboard and I accepted. Now don't want it. How do I uninstall the tool?
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Still have to go back to 13.10

I've got a Compaq CPU and a Dell screen. I switched from version 13.10 to 14.04 as soon as the latter came out. Problem is that I keep having to switch back to version 20 (The initial version of ...
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rhythmbox button icon names?

The shuffle and loop/repeat button icons in rhythmbox don't match my gtk icon theme. I would assume that's because my theme is missing files named appropriately in order to theme those icons. Is ...
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How do I change Google Chrome's system tray icon?

I'm very meticulous about how my desktop looks, and using Google Chrome as my main browser, I'm annoyed by certain inconsistencies in the icons that are in my panel. As you can see in the ...
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Move/associate window from one group to another

I'm looking for a cross linux way to move a window from one group to another group. I thought of and tried this way but it didnt work, i share a screencast showing it doesnt work. In this screencast ...
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Change toolbar icons

I've been searching forever. How do you change the toolbar items in several programs? I´m making my first iconpack. The back and forward icons etc. Thanks!
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Make a Python program executable from its icon

I wish to python programs execute in a window from clicking an icon. This is day one of teaching myself and type of coding and Ubuntu so over-explantion and extra detail is appreciated. Code example ...
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Activities tab while starting Ubuntu

Sorry, I am newbie in ubuntu, But a lover of linux systems. I don't know what has happened with my ubuntu, it was working very much fine a week before. Problem is when I open my ubuntu, activities ...
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Desktop icons not showing when using dolphin

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with pretty much the default setup. I decided to install dolphin and use that as my default file browser (via the exo-preferred-applications tool). After I did this, my ...
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Startup Java Application not showing Application Icon

So I have a custom java application that I run on startup using the startup applications tool. The issue is that program's assigned icon is not being displayed in the unity side bar. it's showing the ...
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Dissociate window from .esktop file and chane icon with XChangeProperty

This is copy paste code that can be compiled with gcc -o icon icon.c -L/usr/X11/lib -lX11 -lstdc++. It opens a new window and sets its icon with XChangeProperty on _NET_WM_ICON. This proves it works ...
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Is there a way to move icons to edge of a screen

I have an unusual question. Is there a way to move the icon to the edge of the screen across the entire width of the desktop, and obviously keep they aligned as they were. I mean that icon grid would ...
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Tray Icons missing after installing and uninstalling kubuntu-desktop

I installed kubuntu-desktop along side unity on lenovo yoga 2 pro but had to uninstall because it had issues with high dpi. But after I uninstalled , I see traces of kde here and there. One of those ...
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eclipse launcher icon in kde

I installed 14.04 with Unity on my new box. Works pretty good. I installed Eclipse under Unity, but still haven't been able to create a launcher that displays the Eclipse icon. For other reasons I ...
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Can I shut off desktop icon labels?

All the folders and programs on my desktop, I would like to get rid of the labels under the folders , but not the icons themselves. Thank you :D
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unity --replace Async Shell - Update Icon of Running Application

So I figured out how to update the icon of a running application. After doing the change the icon doesn't apply right away. I then launch terminal and then run unity --replace, running this flashes ...
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gtk-launch .desktop is not using custom icon

I copied my .desktop shorcut to user_home+"/.local/share/applications/" then going to terminal and typing in gtk-launch nameOfMyDesktopFile it launchs it, but it doesn't take the custom icon. I'm ...
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Missing Gnome icons

The current problem has happened to me for the second time (last time I reinstalled whole Ubuntu to solve it) I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome I have done some updates using the Software ...
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Why are my launcher icons missing/not working on a fresh install?

I just finished installing Ubuntu 14.04 and my desktop looks normal, but on the left-hand side where the icons usually go, mine were different! The Firefox browser wasn't there or any of the other ...
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What is the name of the icon that comes up (red with white horizontal line) when update fails?

Trying to get the name of the icon that appears in the left side of the upper right set of icons in the Ubuntu top panel or toolbar, when an update has failed? Red circle with a white horizontal line ...
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Can not copy cisco packet tracer icon

$ cp PacketTracer.jpeg /usr/share/icons/ cp: cannot create regular file ‘/usr/share/icons/PacketTracer.jpeg’: Permission denied
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No Desktop, Just Dash

This may be a familiar story but I had 14.04 running great on a laptop (ASUS UL80VT). This laptop has Nvidia and Intel graphics, and I had the Nvidia drivers running. I had this set up for a Plex Home ...
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What is the file location of the icon in the Launcher which opens the Dash? [duplicate]

Does any of you know the file location of the woosh-like icon which opens the Dash?
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Can not unlock from and lock to Launcher

I just use dd -ip /dev/sda -op /dev/sdb to clone my old disk to new disk, and boot from my new disk. All the things remain the same except that applications in Launcher changed back to default. Why? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Icons and Theme not working

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 14.04, works perfectly, but I tried to change the icons (Numix Circle) and theme (Numix, gtk I guess) with Unity Tweak tool. None of the installed themes or icons are ...
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Icons On Launcher and Taskbar Different

A few days ago, this issue started popping up: Whenever I log in to Ubuntu, the icons in the Launcher bar and the Taskbar look kind of strange. Unlike the neat icons Ubuntu came with, these icons are ...
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How can I increase the size of icons and fonts in Kubuntu?

I use glasses and I need increase the size of icons and fonts in Kubuntu desktop, how can I do that?
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How do I change bookmarks into desktop icons?

I have just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (yesterday) and can't figure out how to put application icons on the desktop for bookmarks. I have making bookmarks pretty much down, but can't figure out ...
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Installed icons not working

I used the call below to install the numix theme and icons. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle However in my ...
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XFCE - Unknown Tray Icon

Question: After doing an update on my Xubuntu: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I found after restarting the following tray icon I was not able to identify: I was guessing that it ...
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Ubuntu: “X” mark on the top-right corner of respective file icons

I am new to ubuntu/ linux. Hence, please accept my apology for asking very trivial questions. Also, I googled; but, did not find suitable answer. I installed a third party lib: Taucs (location on my ...
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Unpinned Docky/Plank icon from Docky/Plank docks and can't pin it on again

The Docky/Plank icons on the homonym docks let the user edit the settings more quickly than modifying the configuration file, I unpinned them and now I don't know how to pin them on again.
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How to change icon for mounted devices in Unity/Nautilus?

When I mount a my phone, Unity set this icon (or one like it) in its Launcher: /usr/share/icons/Humanity/devices/48/multimedia-player.svg Nautilus show this icon (or one like it): ...
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Folder icons gone, top right icons not theming

I'm new to ubuntu. I know some UNIX commands and can work my way around in a terminal, but this is driving me nuts. I am using 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit. I have reset unity, compiz, and --reset-unity (or ...
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Xubuntu how to make proper icons appear

I have installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook (actually Xubuntu XFCE) and I'm quite happy with it but I can't see how to add icons for my own applications to my desktop. My apps are mostly Java (jar) ...
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When I try to open Chrome it opens a new window with empty icon

When I try to open Google Chrome on Ubuntu I get this: If I try to open it from terminal I get this: ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment. The program ...
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Having a lot of issues with appearance, themes after xubuntu-desktop reinstall

When I reboot into xubuntu it takes 15 seconds for the correct theme to load. Panel looks strange as do the icons. After that period, correct theme will load. It doesn't seem to matter what theme I ...
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How to show names of icons on desktop?

For some reason my desktop icons no longer have names. I don't know what I did to make that happen. At one time they had names underneath them, now they do not. How do I get the names back? Also, ...
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No side bar icons or desktop in newly installed 12.04

I just installed 12.04 on my old PowerBook G4 Mac, but I don't have any icons on the left side bar, nor any graphics at all in the main desktop (just a white box). There are the 'mouse-over' pop ups ...
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icon captions info on desktop don't disappear

In nautilus, when I go to Edit -> Preferences -> Display -> icon captions, and in this window when I change the highest order (first one) from None to Type (or anything else), this change is not ...
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Changing application icon in window buttons XFCE panel item

I changed the icon for some applications by editing their .desktop item and specifying the new icon. This works, because the new icon is shown correctly in the whisker menu (in the list of favorite ...
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How can I get rid of a 'dead' icon in search?

So I attempted to install Sublime Text 2 using directions from http://www.technoreply.com/how-to-install-sublime-text-2-on-ubuntu-12-04-unity/ However, I messed something up along the way and did ...
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Dropbox notification icon not showing in Ubuntu 14.04 with Mate Desktop 1.8.1

Apologies if this sounds similar to related questions, but I have searched and read many posts without finding a satisfactory answer. Did some digging on my own ... here is what happened and a ...
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Problem with Icons on Dash and Launcher

I'm not really into GNOME. Unity works all right. The Problems are with the Dash Icons being irregular and with File manager. Many other icons have a similar problem. but the Openshot Icon is ...