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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My wireless icon disappeared

Dell Inspiron 15" laptop I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 (because that fit on a CD, part of me hates using up a whole DVD over a couple of MB!) Everything worked. I used the software update button, it ...
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Monochrome icons in Nautilus 3.8

I don't like the monochrome icons in Nautilus 3.8. I want them to match the rest of my theme, but they don't change no matter what icon theme I select. How can I change these icons to make them match ...
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How to maintain an icon for a file, when I move that file from a device to another

I wonder if it is possible to maintain an icon associated with a file, when I copy that file from my HDD to an external device (e.g., USB, external HDD, etc.). In particular, when I want to "rank" a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Launcher and overall Style Change

I recently restarted my computer and when it turned back on the unity launcher appearance was different. Originally the icons would stack at the bottom unless I moved the courser over them, and then ...
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Solutions for removing the Skype indicator in Panel on Ubuntu 12.04 don't work

My question is similar to this one, except that I have already tried those solutions with no success: I tried sudo apt-get remove sni-qt and it didn't work, also with sni-qt:i386. I also followed ...
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icons are not displayed properly after removing gnome

I installed gnome on Xubuntu and after trying it for a few hours I tried to remove it from Xubuntu. After removing the gnome sudo apt-get autoremove gnome* some icons are not displayed. I can ...
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/usr/share/icons deleted [duplicate]

I have accidentally deleted all the files in my /usr/share/icons directory by using a wrong command. Do you know a solution to restore the files?
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How can I remove the Ubuntu One icon from my panel bar?

I am new to Ubuntu, and am using Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. The Ubuntu One icon is between WiFi and keyboard icons. Here is a screenshot.
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Cairo dock, white border lines on all icons

I have ubuntu 13.10 (I think, the latest one) and even thou I love Unity I kind of did not like the left bar so I installed cairo dock which is great, BUT at random times the whole dock gets white ...
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Unity menu headings and nautilus icons/text ignoring text scaling factor

I reported this as a bug here, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a workaround to fix this problem. After the latest Ubuntu update, which included a new kernel, suddenly the text scaling factor ...
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Desktop icons appear on wrong monitor

I have a laptop with Xubuntu 13.10 and to the right of the laptop is a monitor located. The monitor is the primary: I set the option "Primary" in the settings editor ...
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Missing icons from System Settings in 12.04

Every time I go to System Settings it looks like this: Most of the icons are missed and when I search them in Unity2D dashboard they appear but when I click they redirect me to the same page. I ...
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Adding an icon to a guest account when the icon is on main account

How do I add an icon to a guest account when the icon is available on main account?
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Icons all messed up for Office Documents

I have installed MS Office on my Ubuntu box through PlayOnLinux and have got it very nicely integrated, except for one thing: my icons. This all started after I tried to get MS' nice(r) icons into my ...
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Network icon suddenly disappeared from the notification area on Ubuntu 13.04

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and there is problem with network icon. It suddenly hide from top-right corner of the screen and disconnect with wifi-internet . I also restart the network-manager service by ...
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Remove icon from the toolbar

Basic Specs - Ubuntu 13.10, Gnome 3 (session fallback), Ambiance theme, Faenza icons. I tried to drag and drop Transmission icon to place it in the desktop and it appeared on the top toolbar instead ...
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I have an invisible icon in my launcher

I created a desktop shortcut using this command: `gnome-desktop-item-edit –create-new ~/Desktop` Then I thought it would be a great idea to see if I can drag the icon onto the launcher. I tried ...
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How to restore ambience icons?

I uninstalled Dropbox and in the process manually removed Ambiance and Radiance action bar Dropbox icons (I thought they were part of the Dropbox install but I guess not). How can I restore these ...
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Elementary XFCE theme icons not working in Nautilus

The theme doesn't show the correct icon for some filetypes, like .txt, .h and .cpp. as you can see in the file property the icon file exist and is selected but is not showed under nautilus. I am ...
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change folder icons in ubuntu-mono-dark theme

I'm running 13.10 with Unity, and I have a "problem": I'm using Nemo, because I prefer it over Nautilus (for obvious reasons imo), and it works really great. The drawback of Nemo is, that it is kind ...
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Add and remove launcher icons from command line

I am building an Ubuntu 12.10 VM using Vagrant and Chef, and I want to control which icons initially appear in the launcher. Specifically I want to clear out all of the initial launcher icons, just ...
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Strange theme after download

I downloaded CairoDock yesterday and since I rebooted my system it shows me this weird theme, with orange windows and little white borders around programs, also my icons are messed up, the top right ...
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Running Apps have different icons from launchers-Cairo Dock-Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Cairo-Dock and suddenly when I click on a launcher, a new icon appears to indicate the running app. You can see for instance the launchers for terminal and chrome. I've search through ...
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How Can I Create and Configure Icon Themes in Gnome?

I know the basics for designing icons but I have no idea how to configure and compile them into a file so that I can create a gnome icon theme out of them. Can anyone help? It would be much ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 icon on task bar

How to restore the icon on the task ? This was the message on the screen:'indicator Applet Complete has quit unexpectedly'.
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Dash shows a extra chrome icon related to Amazon

In Dash the Chrome icon shows up twice under applications, one that says "Google Chrome" and a non-functional one that reads Amazon.com:J....-Google chrome. I have tried purging the Chrome app yet the ...
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Zotero/LibreOffice icons in Xubuntu 13.10

I've seen various fixes and have tried a bunch (all with varying degrees of success - explained below), and this is the sort of pertinacity thing which really annoys me - No icons in LibreOffice for ...
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How to change an application Icon

I would like to know if it's possible to change an application permission in order to change the icon. In this case, it's Steam, situated at /usr/share/applications. I don't know if I should change ...
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Volume adjuster and icon at the top of the screen is missing

Click here to see the picture. As you can see there is no sound icon and I cant adjust the sound without going into the sound settings every time.
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Installing theme, Problems with icons ubuntu 12.10

I was installing Flattastic theme. Copied the unzip files to /usr/share/themes and selected theme using tweak tool. Ubuntu 12.10 Problem 1: No flattastic related icons are listed in icon-theme. ...
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My gear icon thing up in the top right corner has turned red.. why?

The gear icon on the top right has turned red. why?
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Xubuntu 13.10 Icon to permanently install doesn't work

I booted from USB and xubuntu opens on what I presume is a desktop run directly from the USB. There is an icon on the desktop that says click to install permanently. I would like to install xubuntu ...
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Howto unpinned icons from terminal

Good day to all, I was wondering how to unpinned desktop icons from terminal. Yes, It is easier to do it with the buttons mouse, the but is that the right one is not working and for my own needs I ...
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no notification when I change brightness and/or volume

I user Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (Gnome Shell 3.8). When I change the volume or brightness via hotkeys or my volume +/- buttons on my keyboard I do not get the notification in the middle of the screen. ...
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How can I show user name on gear icon in ubuntu 12.04?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 after once used 13.04 one. However, when I login to ubuntu 12.04 and see the gear icon at the right-top of the screen, there is no username on it. How can I fix/show it? Is ...
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Dual Monitor Vertical Desktop Icons Alignment

I'm currently running ubuntu 13.10. I have an nvidia graphic card and two monitors (VGA and DVI). The monitor I use as the main one is on the right, and the launcher is indeed on this screen. The ...
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Change icon for .bin file [duplicate]

I have downloaded SQLite Studio .bin file. After I made it executable and start it, icon is pretty disappointing. Because of that, I got another .png icon from the web. Changing icon in properties of ...
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Adding Icon-Counter to GNOME Desktop for Ubuntu 12.10

I am looking at displaying a counter or display a variable number as a desktop icon for GNOME in Ubuntu 12.10. I have a computer program that is running through a bunch of files and will likely take ...
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Execute sh script from *.desktop file?

What I want to do at all, is that: Create script that has icon on it. So I know only one way - file.desktop file with icon. Settings icon on it was successful, but I have no luck setting EXEC value :/ ...
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Problem with Keyboard-indicator icon

I must logout and login to fix keyboard indicator icon. when system startup keyboard-indicator icon looks like this: http://s28.postimg.org/5zf5ud6q5/Screenshot1.png but after logout and login it ...
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How to keep icon in unity launcher and remove from desktop?

A number of applications (e.g. Crashplan) install a desktop icon. This can be moved to also appear in the Unity launcher bar, so now there are two icons. If I delete the desktop one the unity bar one ...
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Double wireless icon [duplicate]

How Can I delete this wirelles icon from my tray ? (I've double wireless tray icon).
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Why are my desktop icons really small and without text?

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 and observed the following behavior: My desktop icons are all very tiny and the corresponding file names are not displayed. The following example shows my desktop ...
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How can I hide the bluetooth icon in GNOME Shell 3.8.4 (Ubuntu 13.10)?

Both the extensions are outdated and the extension Icon Hider which hides multiple icons forces all icons to appear before allowing you to hide (thus conflicting with other extensions that show/hide ...
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How to add a mimetype icon in the home directory?

About the mimetype I have created a mimetype and I want to add an icon for it. The mimetype is for To-do lists, it matches the TODO pattern and is of type text/todo. I can confirm that upon ...
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Icon size to provide for unity .desktop, and the syntax to reference it

What size icon should I provide (and reference) in a .desktop file for an application? I'm using Sublime Text 2, which provides .PNGs up to 256 pixels square, but by default references 48x48 in it's ...
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Icon for customized ubuntu iso?

When making customized ubuntu with ubuntu-builder, how can I change the icon of the Iso, so when Iso is burned on to the DVD, DVD would have my icon?
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Network Icon Mistaken

After some diagonic processure, I've found that my wireless network has not yet resolved but my wired connection has mistaken the wrong icon. eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 20:6a:8a:3f:70:90 ...
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Add a persistent progress bar to launcher icon

I'm trying to write a script (python) to add a progress bar to an launcher icon. When I execute my script the icon changes, then my script exits and it changes right back. How do I change the icon in ...
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A shortcut that assigns an icon to a running program window in KDE environment

Some programs have no icon and KDE assigns its default icon to them when they are running. Is there a way to create a shortcut to that program, so that the shortcut both runs the program and assigns ...