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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GNOME-SESSION-FALLBACK in trouble. Maybe someone can help

If you have multiple tasks opened on the bottom bar, you have to walk the bar one task at a time and extend each enough to close it by one means or another. You can logout or reboot in order to make ...
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Dropbox icon is not working Xubuntu 14.04 LTS 64

A few hours ago the dropbox icon in Xubuntu 14.04 stopped working. The icon is black with a red slashed zero. I cannot click on it to bring up the dropbox menu. I believe there was an update right ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Wily missing keyboard indicator icon

I don't know what exactly happened but all at once keyboard indicator icon went missing on panel: I have three input sources, so it should be displayed, my settings are on the screenshot below: ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 Dropbox Icon Fail

I started my dropbox deamon today, with the following result in the panel: Icon The icon with the warning/failed symbol should be my dropbox icon. I cannot right-click or left-click it, so no ...
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Desktop file doesn't show icon in Launcher

I have a small script, which uses rsync to do a backup and some associated housekeeping, that I run from a .desktop file which contains the line Terminal=true The desktop file is in ...
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Extra non-working Rstudio icon in dash

New linux user with ubuntu 14.04. I installed Rstudio by downloading and then opening through the software center. After installation, I got an Rstudio icon in my dash, but clicking it had no effect. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 messed graphics after latest update

After latest Ubuntu auto-update, my whole system is messed up but most important one for me is strange icons. The icons are pixelated in launcher and System settings. There is some kind of black ...
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Dropbox tray icon still have transparency issues [on hold]

Dropbox tray icon in LXDE seems to be, still, a source of problems. After several iterations, it can look like this: Or this: Until (and after several exit and re-open cycles) you finally have ...
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How to hide desktop icons text?

How can I hide the text shown under the icons on my desktop? Using Ubuntu 15.10. I did find older questions suggesting to use gconf-editor, but I know that gconf is old and now it's been replaced by ...
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What does this icon mean in Pidgin's buddy list?

What does this icon mean in Pidgin's buddy list? I can't figure it out. No specific tool-tip appears when hovering the mouse pointer over it, only the status of the user, which appears when you ...
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Could not enter folder /usr/share/icons/XX Error after folder copy

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10, downloaded icons from https://github.com/0rAX0/uniform-icon-theme. I got error: Could not enter folder /usr/share/icons/uniform-icon-theme-master. ...after copying the ...
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Icons and Themes not fully working Ubuntu 15.10

I installed the Flatabulous and Ultra-Flat-Icons themes from PPA's, which were successfully downloaded. However, when I apply them via Ubuntu Tweak, they do not apply. An interesting note is that ...
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customize KDE system tray's icons

I would like to replace default icons in KDE's system tray with my some other icons by my own. I use Ubuntu 14.10
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Ununtu 15.10 desktop on a HP Laptop Video Driver Issues Nvida

I have a HP G60-445DX laptop that I installed Ubuntu Desktop 15.10 on. The install went great using a CD with a ISO image and installed it to run directly on the laptop. I selected most of the ...
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double brightness indicator ubuntu

I have double brightness indicator in ubuntu system tray. How can I fix it? I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with KDE
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Numix-circle icons not effective in Unity-greeter

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and using the Numix theme with the Numix-circle icons. I like very much the unity-greeter as a login environment, is elegant and I think it goes really well with the Numix theme ...
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Home folder opens again

I have a mounted partition, where my data lie. I click on the folder icon and it opens. I go to the 196 GB Volume (that's the place) and it opens. I open a file with gedit. Now, when I want to go ...
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Tray icon on gnome top panel

I deleted the tray icon on gnome top panel, Now I want to bring it back, but how to do that, please help.
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Muon Update Manager Icon Shows wrong number of updates

Running 64 bit Kubuntu 15.10 on an HP Envy. When Muon icon indicates updates are available, I click on it and it says something like: X updates are available Y of which are security updates ...
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How to show the task icon hidden by gnome-shell theme?

I'm using a gnome-shell theme called Dark Mode. This theme hides the icon of a task in the panel and it just shows the name of a task. How can I edit the gnome-shell.css to solve it?
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Thunderbird : email notification and unity-panel icon

Problems: The main icon in unity-panel doesn't change when I receive an email. There is no pop up. System setting: Thunderbird is open. Sound notification works. Messaging Menu and Unity ...
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Use desktop icon for running application

I have used the answers given here How to create a desktop shortcut in Unity? to set a custom application shortcut for spacemacs. While the shortcut works for launching the application, on running, ...
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“Double quotes” are not displayed properly

I noticed this strange bug on Ubuntu. When I open a terminal and select -> Edit-> Profile Preferences, I get the window as shown below ☟ . The double quotes are not being displayed properly, and I do ...
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How to disable auto arrange desktop icons on Xubuntu 14.04.3

After each boot, my Xubuntu rearrange desktop icons. It started happening once I tried to arrange by right clicking and selecting "Arrange Desktop Icons". How can I disable this feature?
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Missing icons in ubuntu GUI

I have been using ubuntu for several months now and I have never come across an issue as such. The following screenshot was captured and has applications without icons. The following is a ...
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How to change drive/partition icons in ubuntu?

I want to change the default .desktop icon. I know how but i dont know where is the original .desktop file located.
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Cannot install Ubuntu 15.10 permanently from desktop - install icon unresponsive

I'm running Win7 on a Lenovo laptop and "trying out" Ubuntu. I freed up 60gig of drive space and the functions look good on the desktop, but nothing happens when I click the "Install Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu-GNOME - nm-applet icon just disappears when usb-tethering is active

I don't actually use UbuntuGNOME distro, but rather installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop package on the stock unity-based version of trusty. All other things are smooth after transition, except this one ...
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Changed icon is only static when switching file views

I got a question about changing icons in my home folder. Say I have a new folder called Resources and I want to assign one of the matching folder icons available in /usr/share/icons/Adwaita. I have ...
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APC UPS: Missing icon on logon screen and power dialog

I've installed apcupsd on my 64 bit 14.04 system and it works well with my APC system. The UPS information appears in the Power dialog, is available to conky, etc. The only fly in the ointment is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 How to launch java application to occupy entire screen

I want to launch my java application so it appears on top of the desktop over the top of the icon bar on the left. Question is how?
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Desktop icons outside the monitor on second monitor (smaller one)

I have a 24" and a 27" monitor connected to my notebook and arranged as you can see in the Display Settings window below. So the right (blue) monitor is higher than the left (green) one. My problem ...
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Opening a folder creates an icon on the desktop

I use Ubuntu 14.04. and have the problem that if I open a folder, an icon appears on the desktop. After working the whole day, I have hundreds of icons, which is really irritating. I also have two ...
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Desktop icons not appearing

I am fairly new to Ubuntu ( I have been using it for about a week and a half). I am using 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I immediately installed a bunch of apps. Everything was working well. I tried out a couple ...
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Themes and Icons changed: can't change back

Today, all of a sudden, my theme and my icons reset to the default style. The funny thing is, this didn’t happen everywhere. The icons in System Settings are as they were before; the Unity Launchbar ...
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How do I refresh the icon cache?

First of all, I'm not 100% positive that the main question I've written here is actually the problem, but I have a hunch that it is. I've wrote a simple Gtk# application in Mono awhile ago, and gave ...
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My power/battery indicator applet is a red exclamation point

I've just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.10 and my power indicator applet is messed up. It shows up on my panel as a red circle with an exclamation point in it. I've tried it with different icon themes, ...
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Icon path in .desktop file

On my desktop I have a .desktop file. If I type: Icon=/home/ianbell/Pictures/myLogo.png the icon of the .desktop file changes (the expected result). But, if I type: Icon=~/Pictures/myLogo.png ...
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How to create launch or desktop icon for Matlab 2015a

I have installed Matlab 2015a on my Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed Matlab 2015a on the default path it offered me. which is /usr/local/MATLAB/MATLAB_Production_Server/R2015a to run matlab I need ...
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Can we use Windows *.icon (icon) files to Wine apps?

As all we know, Windows software has its own icons, normally as a *.icon file into the app directory. Is there a way to use these Windows *.icon files (graphic images) as the icon image of the Wine ...
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Change system icons on Ubuntu 15.10 [closed]

I want to fix system icons theme of my Ubuntu. I have started with Kubuntu, and I recently installed Unity meta-package to use Unity (But I want to keep KDE). I've noticed that system icons (e.g. ...
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MIME Type now showing up all files

I downloaded some icons from a the Ubuntu theme website. I set them up but the MIME Types are not showing up. If i click on the file properties, i can see the MIME Type in the description. However, ...
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tasks open multiple icons in taskbar

I'm using the latest lubuntu desktop environment. DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=wily DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 15.10" NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="15.10 (Wily Werewolf)" ...
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Set icon for applications run from Terminal - Ubuntu Gnome

I using Ubuntu Gnome 15 with Numix-circle icons, it's so great ! But I have an issue that some applications start from terminal commnand doesn't show correct Numix-circle icon in Dashbar (show below ...
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How to remove icons from buttons

I would like to ask you, how can I remove icons (see image) from buttons at "Zrusiť" and "Odstrániť"
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Zoom in file window (ctrl +)

I'm a new Ubuntu 14.04 user and I have a small problem. When I zoom using ctrl + + or - in a folder window, for example in the videos folder, the icons zoom in and out, but the text doesn't scale ...
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Terminal icon and command [duplicate]

This is a double question. The first one is: can I put a terminal shortcut on an Ubuntu desktop and how (the double-click is supposed to launch the terminal window) The second is: is it possible to ...
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How can I preserve the desktop's icon positions after reboot, on a dual monitor setup (Unity)?

I have a dual monitor setup running Unity on Ubuntu 14.04 Whenever I boot the machine, the system appears to forget the positions of my desktop icons on the right-side display (Connected via VGA). ...
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How to resize the icons of the desktop?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 & I need to decrease all the icons size in one move, can I do it or I must resize each icon?
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How to include customized icons for 'actions' in the tool-bars of Kile?

I am using Kile for years now. Earlier, the Configure-Toolbars menu would allow me to select 'actions' to be included in the toolbar and also allow me to select the Icon and Text to be associated with ...