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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How to make Ubuntu text color easier to read?

In Ubuntu 14.04 default text and icons color are gray and these are less clear and not easily to read. How can I make that colors darker and change to black or something else?
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How to change/customize Dropbox (folder)emblem-icons?

I already changed all emblem-icons (I found so far on my system) in: /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist/images/emblems /usr/share/nautilus-dropbox/emblems/ to no avail. Rebooting the OS doesn't ...
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Can I change the desktop text/icon text color?

I have a white desktop background and so text on any icons on the desktop end up somewhat merging with the background - and it's not the nicest to look at. What I'm wondering is, is there a way - ...
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I removed eclipse from my system, but the dash board still shows the icon

The eclipse package files are not even found in the synaptic. I did not even find any positive search results of "eclipse" even in the hidden folders . How could I remove the junk icon of eclipse? But ...
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How to get back Dropbox Icon xubuntu 14.04

I am asking this because I was wondering this all day and all the existing answers about installing libappindicator1 and logging out and doing dropbox stop && dropbox start in the terminal ...
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Unity lenses - can I make the icons smaller

They are pretty big, which is a problem when many results are found. Unfortunately, they don't respond to the launcher's icon resizing. Are they configurable in .dconf or anywhere?
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Desktop Icons not showing on desktop

Just installed Ubuntu 14 and I'm brand new to it. I have programs that are installed I see when I search but do not show in the dock to the left or on the desktop. How do I add desktop icons? I tried ...
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My computer doesn't show icons

I was experimenting with my computer, one with the Ubuntu 14.04 and i accidentally erase some very important library tampering with synaptics. What i was trying to do, if you ask was just eliminate ...
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How to restore the down arrow icon on the Downloads folder in the home directory?

I removed the original Downloads folder in the home directory and created a new one with the same name, but the down arrow icon on the new Download folder now disappeared. Could someone please tell me ...
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How to restore icons on the top-right corner in the top-bar?

I just restored the left panel of ubuntu using the post: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, but the icons on the top-right corner in the top bar (like those in ...
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the system settings icon disappeard, how to restore it?

The systems settings icon, i.e., the gear wheel in the screenshot here with yellow circle suddenly disappeared. I have no more information to offer because it just suddenly disappeared. How to restore ...
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Nautilus 3 Icons different on boot

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.10 installed. I'm having a weird issue that upon boot I see what looks to me like the KDE icons (I did have Plasma installed at one point) on the desktop, but if ...
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Dropbox icon in the wrong place

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Yesterday when I logged in, I found out that the Wi-Fi indicator disappeared. However the main problem is that Dropbox indicator is located on the left, above the Dash ...
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Dropbox 3.0.3 ignoring local themes / missing notification icon

After upgrading from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, I found that dropbox needed re-installation on my system, amongst a slew of other problems. I performed the following as suggested here: sudo rm -rf ...
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Deluge: missing systray icon in XFCE Panel (Xubuntu)

I installed the latest Deluge version, i enabled both "enable tray icon" and "minimize in tray when closing", but i can't see any tray icon and if i close the program i can't see anything at all and ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 desktop icons disordered

Since the 14.10 update, the desktop icons are arranged automatically every time the computer is restarted. It is really annoying. Is there a way to avoid that?
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Icon missing when application is launched

I've created an application launcher in /usr/share/applications that launches rdesktop. The file specifies an icon name and I've added the icons to: /usr/share/icons/HighContrast/48x48/apps ...
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Notify -osd - change volume/brightness notification bar

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10, and I figured out, that it is possible to change the default icons used for notifications (basically by adding notification-audio-volume-high.svg etc. to your current theme ...
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Ubuntu: Icon sticks to cursor

My cursor ends up dragging an icon around the screen, after some time of use. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome, and I'm suggesting that it has something to do with Docky, since the icons are coming from ...
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Context menu icons in Nautilus 3.10.1?

Not having context menu icons in Nautilus 3.10 makes it a bit more difficult to identify and remember the position of options. How to enable them?
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Brightness Icon

Before Icon Brightness was appearing Hotkey (FN+Arrow Right) Whenever i wanted to change my brightness the icon appears on right side of Ubuntu. But then it suddenly stopped working, it was changing ...
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Using the icons shown in /usr/share/applications instead of sqaure ones

I am running Lubuntu and would like to get rid of the square application icons and just use the icon pictures shown in the /usr/share/applications folder. How would I do this?
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Network status icon vpn start / configure not working

i just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and installed my VPN. everything was fine yesterday, yet today i can't click on the wifi icon in the task bar and select my vpn, or the configure vpn options. when i ...
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Change a single icon in the Unity launcher panel?

I have a third-party application, (in this case, Oracle SQLDeveloper which is a java application), that I installed manually (i.e. not through apt). When I ran it, I selected to "Lock to Launcher" so ...
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dissapearing menu on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I recently switched to Ubuntu and after I installed my NVidia driver package by using sudo apt-get install nvidia-current I relaunched my pc and everything seemed fine in the login screen but after I ...
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How to completely restore Unity Launcher (all icons are missing)? Ubuntu 14.10

I was a little too brave in Terminal (manual "sudo rm -rf name_of_icons/themes" cleaning) and it seems I broke Unity. At first I did see some icons in left-pane, but after using command unity ...
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Status icons dissappeared from the panel, help!

Recently I was installing and uninstalling useful icons, they appears next to Volume, Network, Battery, Date, Time, etc. But now they are gone! any idea for how to bring back them? I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Removing “install Lubuntu” icon from persistant USB

Thanks in advance for any help. I want to give young students USB drives with persistent Lubuntu installs. When I prepare these drives, I move the desktop icon, "install Lubuntu" to the trash. I ...
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Nautilus Folder Custom Icon syncronize

I have a series of photo directories that I synchronize between computers using Dropbox. ~/Dropbox/Pics/Album1 ~/Dropbox/Pics/Album2 In each of these, I have assigned the folder to have a custom ...
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How to manually edit specific gnome-panel icons?

I recently got the Drakfire Ultra White icons for my laptop and noticed that the bluetooth icon in the Indicator Applet uses the wrong size. New Drakfire icons: Making it spread out more than it ...
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Problem changing icons in ubuntu 14.04

I wanna change program icons. I previous versions I just went into /usr/share/applications and changed the icon of what I wanted. In 14.04 I repeat this and it doesn't work. Moreover, if I enter in ...
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Strange icon problem in lubuntu

Almost in every application (the file browser, the system profiler, even firefox start page) icons don't display properly. Some of them are white squares, and appear if I move my cursor, some of them ...
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Themes don't load

My themes don't load fully on start-up. The desktop top panel, window top panel, launcher icons, and desktop icons stay in the default theme while my docky loads up with my assigned theme. This isn't ...
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my System Settings Icon is messing

when I open "Systems Settings" button I found many Icons are messing.I don't know when it begins,is there any method to recovery all the Icon. this is all my Systems Settings Icon: ![][this is my ...
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How to remove Launcher and go back to desktop icons? [duplicate]

So can I go back to the old Menu Desktop. I would like the old desktop like in 9.04
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accidentally deleted desktop folder, now all gui icons on screen default to /home/user/

I accidentally deleted the /home/user/Desktop folder and I would like to recreate this directory and assume the directories' old capabilities. For Instance, since the ~/Desktop folder was deleted, all ...
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HELP Creating customized version of Ubuntu [duplicate]

Pretty much all I want to change is the theme, icons, login screens, logo's, wallpapers etc. but I want a .iso that keeps the theme changes I made and can be installed on my ...
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Mate Indicator Applet Not Using Icon Theme

I recently switch to Mate on Ubuntu 14.04 (It's the best Linux Desktop/Distro combo available in my humble opinion.) Anyway the issue is that I have been doing some customization specifically the ...
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Left (lateral) bar disapeared after updating to Ubuntu 14.04

After updating to 14.04 version the lateral bar with all icons just disappeared, I know is something related to the video card but I don't know what to do. How can I get it back? Or install another ...
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cinnamon panel icons oversized

the panel icon size is too large on cinnamon in my ubuntu 14.04 as you can see in the lower right corner. how to fix this?
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icons missing on 14.04 unity after installing gnome 3.10

icons are in desktop folder. Just installed Gnome 3.10, but icons don't show in Unity, Gnome Classic or Gnome 3.10. What do I do?
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Nautilius Launcher Icon

I am looking for a clean png/svg version of the icon displayed displayed in launcher of nautilus (the drawer). Is there any official place I can download it or do I have to make a screen shot and crop ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Shell 3 Missing icons in dropdown menus in Eclipse

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Shell 3. Icons don't appear in dropdown menus in Eclipse. I have just follow many tutorial and wiki to solve problem. Nothing I've tried works. Can anyone help me?
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multi-monitor organize desktop by name bug

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS with Unity, and using two monitors: my notebook build-in display, 1366x768 and an external monitor at 1920x1080 resolution. my primary monitor is the built-in, and so, when ...
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How to change wrong icon from Unity launcher and Dash?

I am developing a software using Quickly. I have changed the icon but unity is still showing the old default icon even after I log out and log in back. I have installed a .deb file of the software and ...
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Driver for sound card - any way to make it work? Icon Cube 4nano

I have recently migrated from Windows to Ubuntu. Everything works fin and much better then on Windows. However, there are some things that are bothering me - I have an external USB sound card - ICON ...
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Slowness and Multiple icons in Unity Search

When I search an application/file in the Unity search bar, I get multiple icons (up to hundreds) of everything, and the search is extremely slow. I have Ubuntu 14.10, but the problem persists from ...
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Associate file type with icon fails

I am trying to create file associations that will show my icon on file types. I created the file myapp-xxx.xml: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <mime-info ...
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After Upgrade From 14.04 to 14.10, Themes and Icon's Missing

Was wondering if anyone has had a problem when upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 that there themes and icons are missing? I am unable to change my theme via appearance app and most of the icons while ...
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How to ban icons from desktop?

After using ElementaryOS I am back on Ubuntu. In eOS one of the features are "no desktop icons" and "no rightclick option on desktop" and i prefer that setting, its simple and lightweight and I dont ...