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 set a launcher icon from .exe files?

Can I set an icon for a .desktop file to be an .exe file, and if so - how? I have tried to point the icon entry in the file to a path of an .exe file, to no avail - the launcher shows no icon ...
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Indicator icons don't change on theme change

I have changed my theme but the battery, messaging and network icons won't change. It shows the regular Gnome icons. How can I change these? Here's a screenshot:
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Change the application icon theme but not changing the panel icons [duplicate]

Downloading and setting a new icon theme modifies the top panel icons. I want to keep the panel icons (Ubuntu-mono-dark theme). Is that possible? How can I change the applications/folders & ...
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How To make gnome look like windows 7 [duplicate]

I was wondering that how can I make gnome look like windows 7/8. I have the icons and themes but is there a task bar available to make it look completely like windows 7?
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Blinking visibility of icons in Lubuntu 14.04

I not see correctly icons on panel - only when unhover mouse. Problem on video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsSXoVQwwq0 I have this: but need this (see only 1/10 of seconds - see on video): ...
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How to move icons on Kubuntu?

I'm new to Linux world. Recently I've installed Kubuntu and I don't know how to move icons on the desktop. When I drag an icon from applications (start menu) and drop it, I can't move it anymore. For ...
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Missing sound volume icon on screen top (14.04)

I have recently installed a fresh ubuntu 14.04. But the volume icon is missing. I can hear all kinds of sounds (rythmbox, youtube videos,...) ... I have already tried to install the package ...
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How Do I Create Mime Types For New Documents (Command Line)?

How do I give my application's custom document a custom icon? Additionally, how do I make the file manager open these documents when a user double clicks on them? I have to do this on the command ...
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Is there anyway to have smaller icons in my (v13.10) toolbar launcher [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu Tweaks on my 13.10 system. I can use Tweaks to increase the launchers icon size from 32 up to 64 However 32 is still too big and the list scrolls too rapidly up and down for ...
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indicator icons not visible or not responding in 14.04

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 I noticed that indicator icons were missing in AWN dockbar. I also tried Cairo dock, it shows network icon and it's functioning but all the rest such as Wally, CopyQ ...
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How to restore Xubuntu 14.04 Default Icons?

Hey beloved community! I really screwed up today, I was fooling around as root via terminal in the icons folder and I accidentally deleted all my icons. I was wondering, is it possible to reinstall ...
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Viber notification is not in the right position

This question is basically the same question as Annoying Viber notification, but the guy there didn't get any answer. So I am also posting it as I couldn't find any answer anywhere. As you can ...
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Changing application Icon that appears in the top bar

I'm not talking about the actual theme icons, but I would like to be able to replace a couple of application icons that appear in my topbar. Specifically the 'worksnaps' icon, which sucks as it is ...
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Where to find command in ubuntu 14.04 to mount the ntfs partition when clicked on the icon?

My question seems to be related to auto mount partition when login, but it is more of learning about the inner command used by ubuntu OS for mounting the drive when the icon is clicked. So, my ...
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Strange white borders on overlay icons on avant-window-navigator

Since recently, I started seeing strange white borders around overlay icons on the awn dock (e.g. the small icon under the main icon indicating that a window is open) - see the screenshot: Quitting ...
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[HELP]How to modify icons position in Unity Launcher

Sorry for my poor english, but: I would like to modify the launcher to make it so: This happens when the launcher is loaded in autohide mode. Where are the files with these settings? I suppose I ...
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Confused about app icons folders

Actually, there are at least 4 or 5 folders where icons are stored! I'm confused. I never liked those linux folders organization when you are the only, and begginer user. I would like to change/add ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus icons size

After upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, I tried a bit of tweaks. Not sure which tweak was responsible but now I have nautilus icons that are very small. Though in the preferences the icons size is ...
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How do I make a desktop icon to launch a program?

Have an interesting issue. I am VERY new to Ubuntu and Linux systems. I have only been running linux on my laptop for a couple of months. Here is what I am trying to do - I recently installed google ...
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plank has duplicate icons for added launchers in LXDE

I am on Lubuntu and just installed plank for a dock. I have figured out how to remove launchers by dragging and dropping and the go [poof] in a cloud, and I figured out how to add by right clicking ...
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No desktop icons after update to 14.04

Updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS. All seemed to go smoothly. After re-boot, the desktop displays the wallpaper and my user name appears with a password prompt. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS appears in the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dropbox icon missing in tray (no working solution)

I have the dropbox missing icon display problem. I try solutions like "sudo apt-get install libappindicator1", removing all the package and dropbox directories, reinstalling and no icon shows up. ...
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How do you hide icons in the system tray in Ubuntu 14.04

I just moved from windows a few days ago and I find it very uncomfortable to have all the icons in the system tray showing all the time. How can I hide them into a drop down (kind of like in windows) ...
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RabbitVCS icons question

In nautilus my folder shows up with a green tick icon, even though it contains files which are not committed (these show with a red exclamation mark). Is it correct that a folder should be marked as ...
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Is it possible to change the click behavior on the launchers? Left click on a launcher opens the right click menu

My launcher consists of a few icons, with about 5 applications in the right click menu of each icon. If possible, I'd like to change the behavior of clicking on these icons. Instead of right ...
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How to change/customize Copy.com Nautilus overlay icons?

The grey Copy.com overlay icons, which indicate a file's synchronization or upload status in Nautilus, appear less integrated with the Ubuntu look and feel, compared to the icons that were used by the ...
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Changing icon font size/colour in 14.04

How can I change the desktop icon font size/colour to something more readable? At the moment, icon text looks like this: unity-tweak-tool (as mentioned in How do I change fonts and adjust their ...
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How do I enable thumbnails for 'webm' files?

I have thumbnails for every other file type just not .webm. Is there any way to enable them and if so, how would I do that?
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14.04 strange behavior of desktop icons

Gnome desktop icon in terminal: gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Pulpit/ --create-new and I have icon on my desktop, it works, but I can not move this item in other place of desktop, is there any solution ...
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Stop/Avoid overlapping desktop icons?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. Icons on Desktop overlaps as follows: I want to avoid this and set icons' possible positions only on finite grid alignment. How to do/solve this?
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Google Chrome messed icons and fonts [duplicate]

Strange things happen to my Google Chrome (35.0.1916.114) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Before After As you can see icons and fonts are different and also tab styles changed. Sometimes after system ...
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What program has this icon? [closed]

I noticed a screenshot that included this icon in the sidebar, does anyone know what it's from? It looks cool! Looks vaguely reminiscient of Chrome but different enough that it could be a ...
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Icons on Ubuntu server

Hi can someone please assist me i have installed ubuntu server. After the install i installed the unity desktop using sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommeds ubuntu-desktop. The desktop installed ...
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Libreoffice icon on xfce switcher

I want to replace the ugly icons used for libreoffice on the xfce alt-tab switcher (Xubuntu 14.04), but I can't find it on any theme of icons neither any system folder. I really don't imagine where ...
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How can I replace Google Chrome's low resolution notification icon?

Google Chrome was recently upgraded to version 35.0.1916.114 on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation. Since then the notification icon has begun to show up on the system tray. However it seems it's using a ...
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Screen turns black when using launcher icons

I may have found a new bug, I can't find anything resembling the problem I'm having. I recently upgraded to 14.04 from 13.10, and the launcher is virtually useless. If I hover over any launcher icon ...
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ordering-override.keyfile does not contain my indicator apps, how else can I re-organize them? 14.04

I have several apps in my indicator panel, and they aren't in the order they are supposed to be. After many searches I have yet to find an answer that will solve my problem. The only answer I find ...
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The Launcher icon edges disappeared after updates

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. After receiving updates today the edges in the icons in the launcher disappeared (all the icons have transparent edges, even the ones that have applications running). Anyone ...
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System Settings icons missing in 14.04

I did a fresh install of trusty 14.04, but a lot of icons are missing. I installed from DVD which was painfully slow and I hope to avoid repeating the process, especially since I started customizing ...
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Ubuntu theme changed

I changed my ubuntu theme a few days ago and it worked perfectly. It is meditaranean or something like that.. a gtk theme. Then i wanted to change my cursor theme , and that worked aswell ( although i ...
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Unity launcher icon edges disappeared in 14.04

For a couple of days my Unity in Ubuntu 14.04 has been acting weird. The icon borders in the launcher have disappeared and the indicators are acting strange as well (blocks instead of arrows). All of ...
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Problem in changing the icons in Ubuntu 12.04

While entering the password on Welcome screen, I noticed the icons were more beautifully placed. I tried to change the icons and theme of the desktop through Ubuntu tweak to that of the welcome ...
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How to enable icons in menus in Ubuntu 14.04

In previous Ububtu releases I could enable icons in menus via several tweak tools, or via the gnome config editor. All of these options have disappeared or have no effect in 14.04. Takes me 20 ...
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Problem with icon arrangement in the laucher

I'm having a problem with selecting and arranging the icons in the launcher panel. I had the same problem in 13.10. I hoped it would go away in 14.04 but unfortunately it hasn't. First, when I ...
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Icon Size Change

I'm new to Linux, about 2 weeks. I booted up this morning, and all my icons and associated fonts are miniscule, in all my programs. The layout for Thunderbird is so small that I can hardly read the ...
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Reinstalling network manager & icon issues

I just updated to ubuntu 14.04 LTE and network manager is giving me a question mark in my system tray even though I can connect to the internet. This really irritates me. I tried hiding network ...
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Why is the Tomboy Note indicator icon duplicating itself?

I have a bug with Tomboy Notes application on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Whenever I boot my system, clicking the original panel, the icon doubles. And every word that I type and delete in the search bar, the ...
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Printer icon appears in panel [duplicate]

I am using Xfce 4.10. I installed a network Printer and successfully printed a test page, and then I noticed that a small printer icon had appeared inside the right most windows entry in the panel at ...
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Guake icon misaligned at top of screen

Anyone know how to fix Guake's misaligned icon at top of screen on a clean install of Xubuntu 14.04?
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Unity launcher icon boxes missing 14.04LTS 64bit

I just ran across an issue which I have never seen before and I was unable to google anything useful regarding this as well. Basically, after I set my Unity launcher icon size to 32, the icons lost ...