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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LibreOffice menu items: missing icons and highlight

Some menu items are missing the icon, but instead a rough checkbox-like style icon is displayed. Menu items are not highlighted when mouse is over. The same for some contextual menus. This is ...
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How to change the dash icon in Unity 15.04 to a custom .png? [duplicate]

It's very tiring to have to keep looking at the default image of the Ubuntu logo in the dash. How do you change this default image into a custom image (btw, in my case I have a 48x48 .png ready to be ...
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Can't install icon theme KDE plasma 5

I have been trying to install a icon theme. The problem is when selecting the achieve or the index I get The file is not a valid icon theme archive. both of these 1 and 2 should work but they do not ...
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How do I make taskbar icons appear in GNOME?

In Unity, I see running programs such as Dropbox or Pidgin in the taskbar (the icons also change when dropbox is updating or I have received a new message in Pidgin). However, when I switched to ...
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Wrong icon after application startup

I have two Eclipse installations and for each of them a desktop file, see below. For the icons, I'm using eclipse in both cases with an activated Numix Icon Theme. If I search and start the ...
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File icon showing in properties but not in nautilus

http://i.stack.imgur.com/uoNUQ.png As you can see from the image the icon for python files displays fine in the properties window but not in nautilus. Even more, the Perl icon displays fine in ...
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Is there a way to adapt font and icon sizes to High Definition screen resolutions in Ubuntu-Studio XFCE? [duplicate]

I have a Dell XPS 13. I got it with windows 8 and it adapts the fonts and icons to the 3200x1800 screen resolution. Then I start my virtual Ubuntu Studio 14.04 machine and they look really small. How ...
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Themes & Icons not loading after logging in quickly

So this is a funny one, I guess. What am I running? Ubuntu 15.04 / Kernel 3.19 On what am I running? ASUS Zenbook ux303ln As the title says, the theme and icon style, specified in the unity tweak ...
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Install icon theme with minimal desktop environment [closed]

How does one install icon themes when there is no desktop environment. I want to install numix circle on my machine but without any kind of environment I can't think of how I could do that. Could I ...
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Touchscreen usages on ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed on my HP Envy M6 touchsmart. I have this hardware issue with the mouse pad (control zone), and I would like to base most of my actions on just the touchscreen (.i.e. I ...
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Selectively replacing icons in an icon pack theme? [closed]

I'm currently running elementary OS and just love the style and size of the panel icons (WiFi, Bluetooth, power, battery). I installed the Numix circle icon pack and activated it using Elementary ...
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Gnome 3: No Indicators are Shown on top Panel

I have recently installed Ubuntu Gnome with Gnome 3 running on it. I have installed various programs on it which in Unity would have a little icon which would go on the right on the Unity panel, such ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Icons leaving the screen

I have a Radeon R9 270x card powering 3 monitors, my main display seems larger than the actual screen, so I can drop windows out of sight if I drag them down. My problem is every so often, my icons ...
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No mime icon for .cue in Icon View

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 Hi, I cannot see proper icon for .cue files in Icon View (File Manager) - it's mime-empty, however in List View it's OK. What I have done till now: I just created audio-x-cue.png ...
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Ubuntu mate themes not working

I am new to all of this, Linux included, so please forgive me if this question has already been posted before. If it was, I have not been able to find it. Basically I need help with installing new ...
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Problem adding NetBeans IDE to Docky Unity

I have installed docky and numix-icon-theme-circle, and now that I have installed those I want to pin my favourite programs there permanently, and all was fine until I tried to do so with NetBeans ...
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Symbolic icons not showing

I'm on Xubuntu 14.04.2 and have issues with symbolic icons not showing within applications, as shown below: The issue persists through changing icons themes, logging out/back in, rebooting, and ...
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Icons on screen will not appear. Desktop is blank

I've seen similar questions about blank desktops, but the ones I've seen have issues with clicking. When I log into my computer I can click and right click. It's just that my icons aren't there. I ...
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How can I disable Viber icon from tray

I need to disable Viber indicator from tray. How can I do it?
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Is there a way to display window title in the Ubuntu sidebar, like in Windows before 7?

My current main OS is Windows 7. I changed the taskbar to run vertically, mimicking Ubuntu's efficient use of the 16:9 widescreen ratio of modern monitors. I also display window titles together with ...
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nemo doesn't work correctly on ubuntu 15

I installed nemo and use these three command..... gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false gsettings set org.nemo.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true xdg-mime ...
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Why does my custom launcher open under a separate icon?

I've created a custom launcher file: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=P4V Comment=Perforce Visual Client Icon=/usr/lib/p4v/P4VResources/icons/P4-V_128x128.png Exec=/usr/bin/p4v Terminal=false ...
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Can I make icons smaller on a bq Aquaris e5 Ubuntu Edition?

It's all on the title 😉 But I need more characters...
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Cannot launch eclipse from Unity Launcher [duplicate]

I recently downloaded the Eclipse package and placed it in a folder in my Home directory, without blending the installation with anything else in the system. Eclipse opens normally, if I use the ...
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Workstation Desktop Shortcut Icon to a Windows document server

I am New to Ubuntu. I've searched all kinds of FAQ's and Forums, but have yet to obtain a simple answer to these questions. Probably a typical situation for a new Linux User. Here are my ...
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Customize Kubuntu task bar

I just installed Kubuntu 15.04 the first time here. I don't know the correct name of Kubuntu's "Task bar" but there is something about it that drives me nuts. I moved the Task Bar to the left of my ...
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How do I set custom application icons in KDE?

I have several Virtual machines (VMs) that run through VirtualBox that I have created desktop configuration files for and set custom icons (usually in .svg format, although to see whether this issue ...
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Ubuntu Touch webapp icon

Why not change my webapp icon for 'ubuntu-touch' after updating? Apparently it is properly updated in the app store, but when I install it, no. I've created the icon following this guide >> ...
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Icons for folders, programs are not what they should be, show as 'blank paper sheets'

I'm new to Ubuntu and I ran into this problem. I have no idea how this happened and what caused it but now all the files look like this. As well as when I enter the software center all the icons there ...
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App to change icon of running window/app?

Is there any GTK application that can change the icon of a running window/application?
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No Skype tray icon in Ubuntu 15.04

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 and skype (4.3.0.37) I cannot get Skype indicator to appear in tray I've tried doing this: ...
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How do I remove app icons from the panel/menu bar on gnome flashback? [duplicate]

Beside my Applications and Places menu buttons in the top left corner I have the Browser app globe icon and 2 Steam app icons....how do I remove these???
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.desktop launches app with custom icon. why not shell?

I have a .desktop file that launches an app, and it uses the .desktop icon: [Desktop Entry] Name=My Ro Type=Application Comment=Web Application Exec=/path/to/myapp -test Icon=/opt/giteye/icon.xpm ...
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Annoyances with appindicator icon positions (Ubuntu 14.04.2)

I have a niggling problems with appindicator icons. The first problem is with the positioning of one particular icon, I've managed to change the order of all but one of my user indicators using the ...
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Unity dock: Tor Browser opens as Firefox icon

I have installed TorBrowser and pinned it to my Unity launcher. Now whenever I start it, it show up in the launcher as Firefox. I know that TorBrowser is a modified Firefox version, but I would ...
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Application launches, but doesn't appear in the dock

Title might give a little bit wrong impression of a problem, but I couldn't formulate it any better. I have installed Matlab R2015a software and matlab-support package which created symbolic link and ...
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How to install icons on Ubuntu 14.04 using gnome shell?

I have installed gnome-shell 3.10 and gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I have found icon pack that I want to use, but there is to many how to's and none of them works. I have downloaded icon ...
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Mixed mouse themes

I have a problem with my mouse cursor theme style. Sometimes, it shows the theme I downloaded, sometimes the default Ubuntu theme (depending on which window I´m on). I already tried: Installed ...
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Add or remove locked Unity launcher items from terminal? [duplicate]

I've been building a very thorough script to handle the process of fresh-installing Ubuntu and setting it up just the way I like (as well as adapting it for use at where I work). It's a bash script I ...
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When creating a launcher item in 15.04, what is the significance of quotes in the file path?

I'm trying to make an icon for Sublime Text 2. When I use the settings below I get "There was an error launching the application" [Desktop Entry] Name=Sublime Text Type=Application ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 big icons in app store

Why are the icons in ubuntu app store big on ubuntu 15.04? on Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS is everything fine http://s4.postimg.org/872fvqhy5/Slika_zaslona_2015_06_24_12_46_12.png
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Desktop grid not working

The placement for desktop icons seems to be broken somehow. I use a standard Ubuntu 14.04 with no modifications. The 'keep aligned' option is set but the icons do not behave properly. To me, the grid ...
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How can I change the default Ubuntu Installer icon

Hello Ask Ubuntu community I'm working on a Ubuntu Based Distro and am having trouble with replacing the "Install Ubuntu" name and icon for example: I am using remastersys to make my Distro, ...
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Launch error on Eclipse using Ubuntu 14.04

Hi could you help me to resolve this error? I'm currently new to ubuntu and I'm trying to run eclipse on my ubuntu. Failed to execute child process "/home/desktop/Documents/eclipse/eclipse" ...
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Where are SVG launcher icons automatically loaded from?

I have created several desktop shortcuts for VirtualBox machines (VBMs) on my 15.04 Ubuntu OS. I've noticed that desktop files in /usr/share/applications and ~/.local/share/applications usually have ...
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How to remove the network icon from the menu bar?

I clicked on the WiFi Network symbol in Applications to many times and I now have 8 Network connection icons in my menu bar. I didn't realize till to late that it was adding them to the menu bar. I ...
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No icon pops up in Launcher

When I install the program Spyder no icon pops up in launcher and thereby its impossible to open the program. How do I solve this problem or have I misunderstood something?
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Custom Mounted Drive Icons revert to default icons after reboot 15.04

I ran a full upgrade of all packages yesterday. Since then my Custom DESKTOP Icons for my Mounted Drives reverted back to the default(USB icon) I've set them back to my custom icons (right click> ...
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How To Snap Align Desktop Icons On Ubuntu MATE

Essentially what I want is how Windows does it: 1) Icons are the same size. 2) There is a snap-to-grid alignment. A certain number of icons go up and down and left to right on the desktop. I know ...
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Unity Trash icon error /home/trash no such file or directory after upgrd to 14.10

I have a minor buggy problem after I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 14.10. When I click on the Trash icon, on Unity side bar I get the following error: " /home/trash:: No such file or directory" I ...