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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Two Software Center Icons 16.04

After upgrade to 16.04 from 15.10, I see two software center icons. One works, the other doesn't. In the image below, the right works, the left doesn't. The left, when clicked, doesn't do anything, ...
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How to get back Launcher icon for emacs in 16.04?

After installing 16.04 the Emacs icon in the Launcher turned into a question mark: In 15.10, the icon looked more like this: I guess the problem might be that I installed Emacs from source ( and ...
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nemo not showing script icons

I just installed nemo file manager in Ubuntu by following this tutorial, and I really like this it. The only problem I am having is that nemo doesn't show the right icon on source code files (like ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Eclipse launcher icon problems

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, with the latest version of Eclipse installed from their website. In the Unity Launcher bar to the left, I can't get the icon for Eclipse to be anything except a question ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 / 16.04 theme doesn't change

So I've tried to change my Ubuntu 15.10 to a different Theme or icon theme. Both didn't work or only worked partially. Most of the tries it only changed the topbar (sometimes with icon missing ...
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dropbox icon gone but returned black

I think I have a potential solution to a fairly minor but annoying problem, upon updating my repositories the dropbox icon disappeared from the taskbar. I actually got it back by removing and ...
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Closing the lid create an error with the wireless icon

Since updating to 16.04, I encounter a problem where the wifi symbol would become an up and a down arrow. The problem arises when I close the lid, but sometimes it does not matter whether I close the ...
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Change locked icon in the side bar

I locked the Eclipse's icon in the side bar of my Ubuntu 16.04, but Ubuntu did not recognize it. As you can see here, there is a question mark in the place of the icon that should be Eclipse's icon. ...
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Gnome 3.18 Panel Icon Size

I have upgraded to Gnome Ubuntu 16.04 and I see now that gnome 3.18 has panel icon size of 16px in size fixed. Since gnome developers in their brilliant move to compile gnome resources made the gnome ...
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How to remove this steam-launcher

it's useless to see that steam-launcher icon in unity dashboard ubuntu can't be clicked. i already see in /usr/share/applications and .local/share/applications there is no such steam-launcher that ...
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Can't change Theme or Icons in Xubuntu 14.04

As said by another user in a similar post, I can't change the set of fonts, icons etc. in Settings/Appearance. I can reach the menu, but the window then freezes for a bit and shuts down after a few ...
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Error Icon in the Unity-panel

I tried to install Teamviewer on Ubuntu and ran into an error. After this error, I cannot get rid of this "Error Icon" from the Unity-panel. Does anyone know how to remove this? Thank you.
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Why do some Chrome Apps don't display a Unity launcher icon?

Some Chrome(ium) Apps don't properly display an icon in the Unity launcher. Example: Signal Messenger Screenshot of the Unity icon: Screenshot of chrome:apps: Content of ...
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added display moves icons to extended desktop

I have my laptop set up with an extended display in Ubuntu mate. when I add the screen, all my desktop Icons move to the extended portion. How do I prevent that from happening? I have been using ...
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Numix Theme not showing up in Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently installed the Numix theme and the Numix circle icons. However, when I enable the theme and the icon set in Unity Tweak tool nothing appears to change on my desktop. The Launcher icons ...
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Unity Search Crashes

I updated yesterday. All seemed well. I started my machine today and noticed a number of strange issues. When ever I open the unity search bar my machine crashes. The mouse will move however all of ...
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How to : Change Gnome Desktop icons to Ubuntu default icons

I just installed Gnome Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I like it, but the icons looks a bit antique. I would like to change them to default Ubuntu icons ( Cinnamon allows it ). Can someone help me with ...
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How to change default “Applications” text of app-menus gnome extension?

I using Ubuntu Gnome over a year and now is a BIG fan of it !! So cool and great with its extensions. Today I install Mmod panel and customize my ubuntu like this: I turn on "Applications menu" ...
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Nautilus custom folder icons in /home disappeared and i cant change them anymore

Recently my customized icons inside my /home disappeared after an upgrade. For example i had a customized icon for the folder /home/USER/Downloads. Last time i added these custom icon by right ...
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Icons missing panel System Settings in Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

I did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04 (Xfce 4.10), but a lot of icons are missing in Panel "All Setting". How to restore? After : $ dpkg -l | grep buntu-desktop ii xubuntu-desktop 2.180 ...
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Where can I find a folder containing icons of all my applications, that I can double-click? [duplicate]

Where can I find the folder where I can see icons of my applications and click on them as I am accustomed to from other operating systems? (N.B. Please see my comments re duplications.)
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creating desktop icon for Arduino 1.6.7 in 14.04

Being a newbee with Ubuntu, I still struggle quite a lot with setting up desktop icons to my apps. I am currently trying to setup a desktop icon to Arduino IDE and I don't know enough to properly set ...
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Icon and interface size changes randomly

Well my explorer usually look like this: default but sometimes it gets randomly changed to this: changed any idea what's causing it and how to make it stop/change it back to my default one?
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How to change the icon of a .jar file/application

i installed a .jar application and the icon is a box, how do i change the icon? I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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How to associate an icon to a file type

Is there a definitive, infallible tool or recipe to associate an icon to a file type? I mean, to simultaneously associate an icon with all files of that type on a computer? I could do that file by ...
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Nitrogen wont change wall paper on gnome 3.12

I have disable the draw background and show desktop icons schema in dconf editor at org.gnome.desktop.background. I have ensured that desktop icons is also disable in gnome-tweak-tool and I even made ...
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Where does Ubuntu put my icon settings?

When I change the icons of my folders, where does Ubuntu store these icon settings? I would like to know because I set the wrong picture to be the icon of folder, so I replaced it with another picture ...
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Shrink launcher's icon size [duplicate]

I wanted to shrink my launcher's icon size menu via the terminal. I have CCSM instaled, I found out the way to shrink them using the GUI: But now I want to do it in the terminal. How can I do this? ...
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Some of Icons are invisible in ubuntu 14.04?

From a few days i could not see some important icons on a header. The icons like wifi-network,skype,kazam. inshort will you please guys help me to see all the currently working applications icons? ...
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how to change the lightdm gtk session icon

Quick question - I'm using lightdm-gtk-greeter in both 15.10 and 16.04 In the panel the budgie-desktop session icon is appearing as a spanner (wrench) icon. Any ideas how I can change this from this ...
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set new icon for rxvt-unicode

I am trying to use a numix icon for rxvt-unicode. I haven't found much recent discussion on this topic but the thread I was following was: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=166210 my ...
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I have to boot two times (boot + reboot) to have normal displaying desktop

Everytime I boot I first get wrong displaying desktop (without my theme and icon (numix both)) and I have to hit the reboot once to get everything fine. So it seems something is initialized wrong at ...
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how do I set the libreoffice icon style for new users?

My organisation wants to have a common icon-style for libreoffice - they want to change from "Tango" to "sifr" for all new users. Obviously a user can set the icon-style themselves via The ...
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Skype and Wi-Fi icons are missing from the system tray

Why are my Skype and Wi-Fi icons constantly missing from the system tray? Now I opened up the Transmission program, the application used for downloading torrents that ships natively with Ubuntu, and I ...
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Multi Monitor - Icons go offscreen

This issue is best shown by the image below. As you can see, the 1.archive folder has moved up to be slightly buried beneath the top bar. This issue gets worse with the further the dell monitor is ...
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Two keyboard icons in Tray

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that for some reason I now have two keyboard indicators in the system tray, see a screenshot here: Screenshot of system tray. The keyboard icon shows ...
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Icon Missing Dolphin

I freshly installed Ubuntu 16.04 with the Gnome environment. I installed the file browser "Dolphin" from the default repository. I ran into a problem, because when I launch it I see that there are ...
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How to add .desktop icon under program list?

I created a deb file for ubuntu and I can add the program under Sound & Video. But when I try to add icon for it , it show no icon image . My dbr.desktop file content is : [Desktop Entry] ...
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Used apt-get to install chromium but how to start it?

Sorry I am new to ubuntu. I have installed chromium by using: sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Its installed but where does it go? No icon for starting it from desktop.and no icon in ...
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Changing the folder icon using terminal

How do I change, let's say Documents icon, using only terminal? Or how do I do it for a set of folders like Documents, Videos, Pictures etc. Thanks in advance.
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Yosemite icon pack for Ubuntu 14.04

I have been searching for an OSX Yosemite icon pack but I was unable to find one. Some website was saying file doesn't exist error 404. So please help me find a good Yosemite icon pack for Ubuntu ...
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Script for changing certain folder icons

I'd like to know if there is a way to change folder icons system-wide using bash script so I can do the same on any machine at any time. Let's say I store all my custom icons in Dropbox where I have a ...
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.desktop icon sizing

I have a single question, but am trying to accomplish two things. 1.Fix an icon that suddenly went missing. 2.Create my own icons. I know that the icons are usually defined in ...
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How to disable .txt content icon preview? [duplicate]

I wish to permanently disable the process that generates a preview of any file content (specially text files) and generates an new icon for it. Sometimes my programs quickly update several files and ...
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(rEFInd) Different icon for Ubuntu Recovery

I just installed rEFInd for dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. However, there are three entries on boot. Windows 10 Ubuntu Ubuntu Recovery Is there a way to change the icon for Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 inkscape,gimp,libre…all app top drop-down menu icons missing

This is inkscape: This is gimp: I tried few days but It is still not works. I hope you can help .thank you guys
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Arc Theme not changing launcher

I have just installed the Arc theme on Ubuntu 15.10. However, I noticed that the launcher did not update - it is still the default launcher, save for the icon pack I downloaded. Taking a look at the ...
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Trying to fix no-audio now no system center icon

I began trying to fix a no-audio issue then lost the system center icon. I have implemented all suggested fixes on this thread with no result. The last situation is this: ...
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Removing Numix icon package from Ubuntu 15.10

How to remove Numix icon package from Ubuntu 15.10
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Messed up desktop and other folders

Recently i made an attempt to rename Desktop to desktop..and messed up some things.When i try to remove these folders from here..they get deleted from home directory. Following is screenshot of ...