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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Dropbox indicator icon dissapears right after login

Even though Dropbox's app indicator dissapearing from the tray area seems like a recurrent enough problem, my issue is a litte different. When I login, I can see the app panel populating, and the ...
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How to remove text from file icons ?

I am fairly new to Ubuntu (Linux). I noticed when creating a .java file or .py gives me an icon, however when I start writing code it overrides the thumbnail into showing text. Is there a way to ...
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unstable icons in bottom toolbar and in menu

Ubuntu 13.10 and earlier version 13.04 ? Icons in the tool bar at bottom of screen are unstable and flicker on and off then change to solid white blocks. Even the text above them is garbled when the ...
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Icons missing from System Status Area on Gnome 3.10

I recently installed Gnome 3.10 and I noticed that some of the icons don't show up on my system status menu. I can't seem to find any other people having this issue, however if this is a duplicate, ...
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Error change icon theme in gnome-shell

Good afternoon. Ubuntu 13.04. Gnome-shell by default. In the system for a long time i did not change, just do install the software update. Earlier is always the theme of icons was faenza. At one ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 skype restore hidden icon on notification bar

After upgrading Ubuntu to version 13.10 in the notification bar next to the clock is missing the Skype icon. skype_hidden_icon1 skype_hidden_icon2 how can I restore it? thanks in advance sorry ...
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How to restore drive icon on Unity Launcher?

I have 2 WINDOWS drive icon on Unity Launcher but I unlock 1 from Unity Launcher. How to restore it?
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Lubuntu 13.10 - two network icons

I updated Lubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 and now I have 2 network icons in the task bar what do I have to do so it displays just one icon?
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How to know what icon is being used in the dock?

I want to replace the synaptic icon (although it could be any other). I have found the Desktop Entry, Icon Theme and Icon Naming specifications that gnome follows (somewhat?), but even though I've ...
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how can i remove desktop icon like home ,network server

i am using ubuntu 13'10. Home and network server have been set as desktop icon anyway. How can I remove them ?
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What is the replacement for AssoGiate?

During the update to Saucy, the AssoGiate module is removed as it has been declared obsolete. I can find no replacement for the editor of the MIME file types database which is compatible with UBUNTU ...
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Problem with Lubuntu in a moment all desktop icons lost and i cant create new icons on my desktop, why?

Hello all i need your help ! Am using Lubuntu last version (in Greek language), is updated and i had till now no problem. Just now, in a moment with no reason, all the icons of my Desktop ...
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Ubuntu 13:04 - Clicking “Search your computer and Online Resource” Icon causes a blank screen to appear and I am unable to get the taskbar back

I have recently installed the Ubuntu 13.04 distribution and until today it has been running successfully. I get an issue when I try to click on the "Search your computer and Online Resource" icon ...
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Desktop icons settings reset at every boot

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04, and I'm having problems with the desktop icons: after every boot desktop icon setting are reset and "computer", Home Folder and Trash icons are shown on the desktop. If I ...
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How do I change the text color of items displayed in the Unity Dash?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail with the Malys-uniblack icon theme (The icons are black). Also I'm using a theme called Mediterraneanlight. I think it looks very nice. I have the launcher ...
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Unity Launcher “Stuck” icons

I'm trying to make my ubuntu clean and tidy, and there is a few launchers on the unity-bar i would love to get rid of. For example, I love the feature with the desktop-switcher. But, I am only using ...
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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 in Unity the Windows Theme & Icon Theme reversed back to and always locked to Ubuntu default

I did set up last year Faience-Ocre as my Icon Theme and Adwaita Cupertino L Unity as my Windows Theme (the GTK+ thme was unchanged to Adwaita (default)). It has worked perfectly well until 3 days ago ...
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KCM GTK settings ignored, how can I make GTK apps use KDE icons?

I am using Kubuntu 13.04 (Raring) 64-bit. After upgrading to KDE SC 4.11.2 (from ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports) GTK applications mostly do not use the icons selected in Kubuntu's GTK KCM. I say mostly ...
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Add shut-down/logout indicator to panel

I tried to remove the weather icon from the panel. I found an instruction on Ask Ubuntu (can't find it now) that I followed. The problem is that it also removed the "shut down"-icon, the ...
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Icons goes missing from menu bar, the same for shortcuts with Fn and Ctrl+

The problem occurs when I try to: connect to external monitor make screen goes black with Fn+F7 apply to display settings and now most recently after installing some updates After installing ...
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Desktop files not visible with ATI dual monitor setup

I have files and folders in my ~/Desktop folder but they do not appear on my desktop. Creating a new folder from the GUI works and I can move the icon around but when I select "Organize Desktop by ...
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Unity icon issue and desktop icons not appearing

Screenshot of problems I'm having Recently I have been having problems with my unity launcher and desktop. As you can see in the picture, when I log in, my desktop icons don't show up. My profile ...
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Icons on the desktop do not state the name of the file/directory?

How do I fix the desktop icon which don't show the file/directory names they are associated with and has an icon size which is to small to be on the desktop? I scanned through unity-tweak-tool but ...
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Desktop icons missing after “logging on” to 13.04

So I signed in to my Ubuntu 13.04 (dual booted) computer today and I noticed something strange, the unity lancher had appeared as soon as I signed in, but sign in box has stayed where it is and not ...
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Can't view Ubuntu like it should appear

New to Linux and boy am I seeing that fact. I'm wanting to try to have it set up so I can turn the computer and it starts up immediately with Ubunutu, from a flash drive. I wasn't having any kind of ...
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Make programm shortcut with .sh and .png

I have a pycharm.sh file and a pycharm.png. How do I create an executable given the two? I tried this: sudo chmod +x ./pycharm.sh but nothing is happening. I want and icon on the desktop and it to ...
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how to increase the font and icon in Ubuntu and in the installed software?

I am buying a 15' notebook with Full HD resolution but the icon and the text are too litle for me Can I change these value? and for the text inside the installed programs (menu programs, etc)? Is it ...
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Ubuntu not displaying “Dash Home” UI?

I've just switched over to ubuntu. This is the very first time I've used any OS other than Windows or Mac so it's very much a learning curve for me. I'm using 12.04.3 LTS and I have it up and running ...
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Custom application icon does not appear

My application's icon is not showing if I do not use an absolute path like here: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=MyProgram GenericName=MyProgram Comment=This is a comment ...
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Application's icon - One file to please them all?

In my application I define its icon within its MyProgram.desktop-file in /usr/share/applications with Icon=/opt/extras.ubuntu.com/MyProgram/Icons/mainIcon.svg. I did not create any icons for the ...
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Desktop icons specific to a certain workspace?

I want certain to appear on certain workplace, for example: I want the document.pdf to be on workspace 1 but not on the other workspaces(2,3,4,...) or on workspace 2 and not on the other ...
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icons are not displaying

I've problem with XnRetro and XnSketch icons. I copied XnRetro and XnSketch folders to /opt via gksudo nautilus and then create launcher with sudo gnome-desktop-item-edit /usr/share/applications/ ...
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nvidia gt 610 loss of unity dash

first problem on log is: xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". compiz (core) - Info: Unity is not supported by your hardware. Enabling software rendering instead (slow). I have tried the ...
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USB icon set script

Perhaps someone could point me in the right direction. I am learning scripting and would like to know where ubuntu based distros get their default icons for things like USB drives. What I would like ...
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mimetypes icons missing in nautilus

I need help for a small issue with the Nautilus file manager. The problem is that it dosen't show mimetypes icons for some file types. Here's a screenshot : ...
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Workspace and dash feature

I'm new to Ubuntu and have no idea what to call this feature. It's like this: let's say I have VLC running in workspace 1, and I have Chrome running in workspace 2. If I click on the application icon ...
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Ubunto 13.04 Installed but no GUI components except for desktop screen [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Gateway computer running an Intel processor with 1GB Ram. It is dual booting along with Windows XP. It seemed to install OK but after the install and a reboot, it ...
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Borders on Desktop Icons

I just upgraded Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 (and had to reset the calculator and Workplace switcher on the Launch bar) (minor problem) I also have icons installed on the desktop. When I finished the ...
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Duplicate (Spotify) Icon in launcher

I have installed spotify on Ubuntu 13.04 and have locked the icon on the launcher. But when I exit the program fully or even restart and use that icon to open spotify, a new icon is created or a ...
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Why're two separate panel icons, when opened, grouping under the same icon

I have two separate .desktop files locked to the panel. Both of them opens terminal windows and runs a series of commands (with user input). Trouble is, while one is opened already, opening the other ...
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What is a good icon chooser?

Is there an icon chooser which will present me a list of the current icon theme's icons to choose from like this one which is from the Nautilus Actions Config Tool, but returns a path to my chosen ...
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Run .JAR as application

I've noticed that when running a .JAR file the unity launcher can be quite annoying. If the JAR file is run in a terminal then the launcher icon is the one set in the application, as expected. ...
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Missing custom icons on my Python menu

In experimenting with building a small python gtk menu program I included ImageMenuItem widgets using custom icons that reside in a folder/package under the folder where my program resides. I used ...
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Icons show up when searching for app in dash, but not when the app is running and the icon appears on the left [duplicate]

Following from this question, some more troublesome output occurs. I re-created some rdesktop shortcuts using alacarte method described in the answers of the previous question. I changed their icons ...
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How can I remove my hard drive icons from my desktop?

I'd like to remove some of the icons on my desktop but I cant seem to find out how. Specifically I'm talking about my hard drive, its partitions, and the file system. Any help would be great! I'm ...
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Notification icon for wireless connection when using /etc/network/interfaces

I have modified /etc/network/interfaces in order to connect to my wireless network automatically on startup. My question: Is there a way, to put a notification icon on the top panel to confirm that ...
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Monochrome icons in Nautilus 3.4

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Nautilus 3.4.2. Is there any chance/mod to display monochrome icons in the sidebar like Nautilus 3.8? I get mono icons only with Lubuntubox icon set from lubuntu ppa.
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How to create icons on the desktop of ubuntu?

For example if I download a program, unzip it and how do I install it and make it appear the icon on the launcher or desktop?
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changing the icon theme has no effect (13.04)

Using gnome-shell 3.6 on Ubuntu 13.04. I installed gnome-tweak-tool, and I can use it to change both the shell theme and the current theme (ie. window borders). However, changing the icon theme has ...
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Can the 13.10 themes and icons be installed on 12.04

I like the themes and icons that are in the process of being developed for ubuntu 13.10. Is there a way to install these in ubuntu 12.04, which is my preferred environment? Thanks,