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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 do I change the icon for .doc, .odt, .ods .xls .ppt filetypes from LibreOffice icon to OpenOffice icon?

The "problem" I am facing is that I uninstalled the Ubuntu 14.04's default LibreOffice and installed OpenOffice , but the .doc, .xls, .odt, .ods .... files even though they open by default with ...
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How do I make a Chromium application shortcut that works properly while not on the desktop?

This question is more related to Unity than Chromium itself. When I make an application shortcut, the .desktop file works but when I move it to another folder like /Documents/webapps, then lock it to ...
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Ubuntu Gnome and application icon in top bar?

When I install application that add icon in top bar, I don't see anything in top bar. Is GNOME shell restricts iconns? How can I change it to let application icon to be added there?
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How I can change the icons on the toolbar Nemo_1.8.4: Back, Forward and Path?

How I can change the symbolic icons of the toolbar Nemo_1.8.4_: Back, Forward and Path. I have tried without success, including from the source package. My distribution is Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 LTS. ...
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How do I move an icon from the desktop to the menu in Gnome Flashback?

I have an icon for Photoshop that was added to my desktop by Play On Linux. I'd rather have that icon be in the Graphics submenu of my Main Menu. How do I move it?
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Disable links to remote devices on desktop

on my desktop I mount several remote folders using sshfs, mount.cifs and so on. Everything works, but I find annoying that icons pointing to the locations are created on the desktop when I mount the ...
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Running CLI/terminal programs as entirely separate program (i.e not as an instance of Urxvt with -e toggle?)

I'm currently running Openbox as WM, with Urxvt as terminal emulator, and zsh as shell. I use Mutt for emailing, Ranger for files, Cortex for redditing, Newsbeuter for RSSing. All of these programs ...
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Unity - 14.04 - Set Launcher Icon Size - via command line

I've got a few computers, all coming to the end of their life. The first couple have gone and I find myself again having to re-install ubuntu on it's resurrected remains and then laboriously ...
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Lubuntu Unable to arrange desktop icons?

I am able to arrange the icons on my desktop by name if I have the panel at the bottom of the screen, but the moment I put it on the top of the screen it messes up my files and puts them with spaces ...
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how to display network manager icon on xfce panel

I install xfce in U Trusty,but the network manager icon disappear.when I run sudo nm-applet,the icon shows.Not only the network manager,but also power manager and fcitx icon disappear,fcitx is a ...
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.desktop restore icon expects what size?

I created a .desktop file and set its icon to a png file that is 144x144 pixels. However on creation the icon is a white paper. I have to click resize and make it either bigger or smaller to take. And ...
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launcher icons can not be changed

I deleted something cache folder since I can not move and delete icons from the launcher bar. I did a reset the icons, reinstall desktop and unity, the whole system (didn't touch the /home) could ...
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In xfce4, how can I associate an icon to an executable

Ubuntu 12.04, xfce4. I run commands from the command line, not from a launcher. (This shouldn't make a difference, but some replies have assumed I want to click on a launcher and that's not the ...
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Icons for images or videos never load in ubuntu 14.04!

I am useing ubuntu 14.04 and I just recorded some videos of my desktop vir kazam and I noticed that The Icons never load. So I thought that this is not a big issue, They'll load eventually but they ...
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How can I set icons on a desktop accessed via a VNC server

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I have a desktop accessed via virtual desktop with icons set how I like. However, when I start a VNC server and access the desktop via said VNC server, the icons are there but ...
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Unity Dash Application search results - some icons appear as blank page icons

Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on Dell E6420 (Sandybridge graphics) Open Unity Dash search My filters are set only on "Applications" and "Files & Folders" I type : Software The results are good but some ...
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Weird graphical glitches with Xubuntu 14.04 including folder icons disappearing on mouseover

I’ve just installed the above version on my ailing Dell Dimension tower PC - great to be able to get it up and running again... The only thing is that there seems to be a strange graphics issue - ...
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Huge KDE System Tray icons in Kubuntu 14.04

My KDE system tray icons are huge in Kubuntu 14.04: Notice that the Skype and wicd icons are sized properly, these are not KDE apps. However the KDE apps' icons (Klipper and Volume Control) are ...
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Network Manager icon disapear 14.04

After installing hostapd in ubuntu 14.04. Network Manager icon disapears. Even after removing hostapd, still Network Manager icon is not appearing. During boot up, "Waiting up to 60 seconds to ...
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Skype and 14.04, get to the main window directly

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I'm currently going through all the things the upgrade messed up (themes, icons, menus, ...). One of the last things I'd like to fix is the Skype icon ...
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How to change workspace switcher icon when using more workspaces?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I would like to see current workspace position while using more than 4 workspaces. When I changed number of WS with compiz-config/unity-tweak/ubuntu tweak I realized that ...
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How to remove an icon from the menu bar without uninstalls?

I know, one can uninstall or blacklist a particular app or service so that it doesn't show up on the top menu bar, but is there a way you can voluntarily, and safely (without any Terminal bashing or ...
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How do I change the unity launcher dash home icon in ubuntu 12.04?

Okey, Before anyone rates this as duplicate of anything! I have researched. And I am sorry if my response for my previous questions was bad, I did not mean to do so, some personal things happened, I'm ...
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How to manage the icons in the top bar (14.04 & metacity)

I've installed VirtualBox and this icon appeared in the desktop top bar. I now how to add icons with drag & drop but how to remove one? When trying to drap&drop it in the destop trash ...
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Grub2 icons question

Every time grub updates, due to normal updates, I lose some icons on the grub menu. I have to manually edit the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file and add '--class ubuntu' (or whatever) to lines that no longer ...
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Rhythmbox control buttons not displayed properly

After an upgrade to Kubuntu 14.04 and to Rhythmbox 3.02 the control buttons in the upper left corner (play/stop, next/previous song, repeat, shuffle) and other icons (music library, libre.fm etc.) are ...
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Network Indicator icon in system tray is missing in 12.04

My Network indicator icon is missing in 12.04. I have tried all answers of askubuntu but no luck. When I run nm-applet or nm-applet & in terminal it gives message as ** Message: applet now ...
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Icons appeared alone and I can't delete them

It's very strange, the computer freeze and I restart it. After the restart I saw 3 icons appeared on the desktop. I can't delete them! Right click - "Delete" is not active, as well as the keybord. ...
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custom-symbolic icons for places in nautilus

I know it is possible to set custom-icons for folders with using gvfs-set-attribute /home/folder metadata::custom-icon-name: folder-whatever but nautilus uses symbolic icons ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Modded PNG Tray icon by Photoshop not work?

I tried to mod some images from Tray icon folder (in /usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps ) to fit with my theme. I made new PNG with same size (22x22) by Photoshop to replace. But it seem not to work ...
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Systray Icons missing after App Crash

After installing Alarm Clock (alarm-clock) from the Software Center, the program immediately crashed and made the icons in my systray disapear except for Power, Sound, Time/Date, and the Gear. I ...
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Hide padlock symbols in Thunar (Xubuntu)

I manage the computers in our local youth house. I've made an new account and changed the ownership of the desktop folder and icons so they couldn't be edited or removed. Now there's appearing a ...
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How to “Hide the notification icon” of Chromium? [duplicate]

Details are given of how to Hide the notification icon in Windows and on a Mac. So far I cannot find an equivalent option in my version of Chromium 36.0.1985.125 Ubuntu 12.04 (283153). If it ...
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An application launched from script has no icon

I use an application (Simplify3D for example) which is a binary launched by bash script. The GUI is created by the binary, while the .desktop file points to the script. For this reason I do have an ...
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Duplicate system setting entries ubuntu 14.04

so here is my problem !(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t31.0-8/q71/s720x720/10560499_10202554417517299_8713822214062991785_o.jpg) how can remove these duplicate entries ?
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Batttery icon is missing in Uninty Ubuntu 14.04

Could somebody help me with this issue. The battery icon dissapears from the panel. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with unity. How can I rapair it? Thanks!!!
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Dead link for Eclipes in the Ubuntu's launcher

I'm trying to lock Eclipse's icon to the launcher for a fast and easy access to it, using the simplest way of launching Eclipse, and then right clicking the Eclipse icon at the launcher and choosing ...
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How I can resize icons from system tray?

My system tray now : Zeal, Spotify, google notifications, skype and many more apps that they have a app indicator by default, has a horror icons with over size. I searched on google, ask ubuntu ...
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How to align desktop icons with consistent icon sizes and short file names?

There was a previous question similar to this - but no answers. I find it very annoying that the icons on the desktop are not aligned in a proper grid. The icon sizes are not consistent and longer ...
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Unity sidebar and window frames disappear when I click on an icon with 2 or more dots (multiple windows)

How can I restore Unity to it's original installation settings? Background In normal operation, Unity shows up to three dots next to an icon on the left sidebar when the application has 2 more more ...
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Is there a plugin for keeping desktop icons same size and ordered?

I would like to have all icons in the same size, and in a ruled desktop. Currently if I try to order my Desktop Icons they can be stacked on top of another, and I hate that, because if I try to place ...
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Systray icons missing ubuntu 14.04

We use Druva inSync for backups at the office. However after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 , we have been struggling to get the tray icons working. We have followed all steps we used in previous ...
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Google Chrome icon is fuzzy/blurry in Docky

As the question says, the Chrome icon is fuzzy in docky. I tried this: How get a higher resolution icon for Google Chrome in Docky? But that didn't seem to help. I would have commented my issue ...
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Change skype tray icon

Skype version 4.2 comes with a low res 48x48 statusbar/tray icon. How can I change the icon to a higher resolution icon?
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No more icons on my desktop [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04. I have 2 user accounts. This problems appears only for one of it. I have no more icons on my desktop, neither the launcher, just the desktop picture. Right click still works, so I can ...
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Is there a project page for the upcoming ubuntu icons?

According to this site: http://design.canonical.com/2013/12/the-new-ubuntu-icons/ There are a menagerie of new icons in the works for Ubuntu. If I would like to contribute to this, where would I ...
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Is there a good folder icon for “Programming” I can use in Ubuntu?

If you install ubuntu, you have unique folder icons for Documents, Music, Desktop, Downloads, etc etc. When I install Ubuntu, the first thing I do is to create an additional folder called ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 / Unity- onboard utility (on-screen keyboard) - desktop icon

I would like to have some easier way to launch "onboard" (on-screen keyboard utility). Once onboard is launched it conveniently sits on a service bar (would be nice to have some improvements there ...
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Moving icon to the bottom of the launcher

How can I move the "Show Desktop" icon to the bottom of the launcher, right above/under the Trash icon? If that is not possible, then can I just replace "Trash" with "Show Desktop"? Like changing the ...
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Too much space between icons on the gnome panel in gnome fallback (compiz) Ubuntu 14.04

There's too much space between the icons on the gnome panel, in the fallback session, here's a screenshot. Is there anything I can do to solve this?