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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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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Print queue icon -Printer indicator applet is not solved [on hold]

This closed thread is not solved entirely. Problem: The printer icon disappears when you close printer window.
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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 ...
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Are there any icons for folders that fit in with gnome shell?

I want to give some folders different icons but I don't know where to get any from. I also want them to fit in with the default gnome shell theme.
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Wifi icon is not displayed

My networking status is on which is shown in first figure But the Networking icon i.e. the wifi icon is missing. How do I bring it back?
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Icon stacking on the LXDE panel (Aero style)

One of the things I enjoy about Unity is the icon stacking. That is, having a shortcut icon on the launcher and when opening that application, the icons group together, rather than having multiple ...
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The google chrome notification bell!

I am very new to ubuntu and completely new here, I love ubuntu, I have both a windows desktop and a macbookpro and I still now prefer using my ubuntu laptop! But now that you know that I am a newbie, ...
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Main menu icons missing in unity desktop

I would like to know if I can enable icons for GIMP's menu. If I can I'd like to know how can I do it. I can see the icons using right click but I can't see them on the top menu bar. Here is the ...
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My gnome3.14 dash has double icons for one app. How can i fix?

I installed a new Gnome-14.10 and restored my own system( same version14.10) using tar -xvzpf....... but when it done, strange thing happens, there are two exactly same icon for one app in the gnome ...
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How to make a desktop icons smaller in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Just to clarify, I am not trying to change the size of the launcher icons but the icons on the desktop. I realize there is bunch of posts related to smaller desktop icons but the suggested solutions ...
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Numix uTouch broken icons

I using the Numix uTouch icon theme which is really cool. I downloaded the repository and moved the folder in /usr/share/icons. However there are still some broken icons: In the top panel Folders ...
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How to Overlay Text on Icons

I remember back in the day I used to have the opening snippet of txt files shown on my icons. I still have the icon set I used, which includes files like text-txt.icon [Icon Data] ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 add and remove icons from the system tray

I have been looking for a solution to remove the Spotify icon form the system tray, running Ubuntu 14.10 with a Unity desktop. I have done my reasearch and found that canonical has removed the ...
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How do I fix Volume and Brightness Icon blur?

Whenever I try to raise or lower the volume or brightness on my computer using my keyboard, the icons in the panels that pop up are blurred.
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How to give a software or app a specific icon?

I'm currently using the Elementary Icon Pack however the Systems Settings Icon is god-awful and hoping that there is some way to change to an Icon from another Icon pack.
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How can I get desktop icons to show on-screen with mismatched monitors?

My main monitor is on the left and in landscape orientation at 1680x1050. My secondary monitor is on the right and in portrait orientation at 1050x1680. So, overall, my desktop is treated as ...
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How can I get a program I run in Wine to lock to my launcher?

I installed Evernote with Wine on Ubuntu 14.04, and it works great. I'd love to have the icon stay on the Launcher for speedy access, but when I right-click and select that option, all I get is the ...
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The icons from the Whisker menu are all gone

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 with kernel 13.3.0-39, and all the icons from the main menu and from the whisker menu are gone after a bad move. The icons from the applications menu in Cairo-dock are ...
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Two Matlab icons in Dash [duplicate]

I installed Matlab R2014a on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit without any problems; however the default entry in the dash could not be pinned to the launcher, so I sought an alternative solution and wrote my ...
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Icon used for custom mime

I finally created a good file association for Qt using mimeopen -d /"pro file location" using this link However it doesn't show an icon when I open the pro file. How can I set this?
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How can I remove google chrome from launcher?

When I first installed Ubuntu, I installed google chrome directly by a terminal by running some commands that I found in another thread, I don't remember which ones, something like apt-get I think. I ...
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How to get paths for default theme icons folders?

I have a desktop file, for Icon i set it to myIconName. Now I have multiple sized PNGs for my icon. I need to find the paths to the default theme icon folders, cross-OS-Linux solution, so I can drop ...
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Restoring themes and icons to default state?

I tried to install various themes on Ubuntu 14.04.1 on two computer though I succeed on one I completely messed up on the other. The problem is although I have deleted the theme files and ppa-purged ...