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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.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 /usr/share/applications/...
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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: bill@bill-Precision-...
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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 home ...
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Strange FB Icon App installed automatically via Firefox

I don't know exactly how it happened, but I was browsing Facebook and then I happened to click on a link. It not only opened in a new tab in the browser but a FB icon also appeared on my launcher. ...
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Minimize icon is corrupted when windows inactive

Minimize icon is corrupted when windows inactive I can include any other information that may prove to be relevant as needed, but I can't really think of where to start looking. $uname -a Linux ...
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How make LibreOffice use theme icons instead of its own?

So I have Square icons theme installed in Unity environment and LibreOffice5.1 suite installed manually from deb packages on the official website. The easy solution would be using PPA for LO5.1 but ...
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Nautilus not showing folder icons in home folder

Usually folders like pictures and documents show up with an icon in nautilus. Since I have a 1TB hard drive for storage I decided to put the folders there instead and create a symbolic link to my home ...
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Eclipse Icon not shown, desktop file points to xpm

I recently installed the latest version of Eclipse that I downloaded from the Eclipse website. It is located at /opt/eclipse. I have a symbolic link form /usr/bin/eclipse to /opt/eclipse/eclipse. I ...
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How can I connect my laptop to the internet for the first time if the network-manger-icon is not displayed?

I bought a laptop for a friend and installed Ubuntu for him. Since he had no internet connection home when I delivered the laptop I didn't try to build up a connection until now. I opened the ...
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Ubuntu Gnome Top Bar Icon Look

I recently got myself Ubuntu Gnome, which I think looks really nice, but there is this one thing that kinda bothers me. Before I got Gnome I saw on screenshots that the icon of the current application ...
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How do I install updates after dismissing the popup?

The update green icon is the icon that pop-up and informs that you can install updates, or you can choose to be informed later. I wanted to install them now, but I accidentally clicked "Remind me ...
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change thunderbird's icon while running

I'm searching a way to temporarily change the icon of an application (thunderbird in my case) while it's running. I tried a dozen of addons, but none if them did the job. Is there a way to code this? ...
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WiFi icon often not appearing in icons tray

I installed Kubuntu 15.10 since a couple of days on my computer. I noticed that the WiFi icon does not appear in the icon tray at startup, and this makes managing the network connection quite longer. ...
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Where is an icon on the Kubuntu desktop stored?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04. I have an icon on my desktop that I would like to reuse somewhere else. The properties of the icon show the graphic, but not where the actual graphic file is located. How ...
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Install application ubuntu14.04 lts

I am a beginner , just want to ask why ubuntu doesn't create by default a run icon in my /usr/share/application. i installed netbeans and a run icon was created in the application directory but when i ...
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How to change Unity Dash icon [duplicate]

I want to change my ubuntu unity dash icon.I have tried many blogs but don't understand. Is it a command line process or Synaptic package manager system? How to do that?
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repair ubuntu folders Icon

My Ubuntu folder icons are damaged. How can I repair it?
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Icons for source code files are not proper in Ubuntu file manager

Recently, I noticed that when I create an empty new file for source code (like .cpp or .hpp or .py) the initial icon is properly shown. However, as soon as I edit the file by adding some text and ...
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GNOME-SESSION-FALLBACK in trouble. Maybe someone can help

If you have multiple tasks opened on the bottom bar, you have to walk the bar one task at a time and extend each enough to close it by one means or another. You can logout or reboot in order to make ...
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Dropbox icon is not working Xubuntu 14.04 LTS 64

A few hours ago the dropbox icon in Xubuntu 14.04 stopped working. The icon is black with a red slashed zero. I cannot click on it to bring up the dropbox menu. I believe there was an update right ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Wily missing keyboard indicator icon

I don't know what exactly happened but all at once keyboard indicator icon went missing on panel: I have three input sources, so it should be displayed, my settings are on the screenshot below: ...
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Xubuntu Dropbox Icon Fail

Affects: 14.10 / 15.04 / 15.10 / 16.04 I started my dropbox deamon today, with the following result in the panel: The icon with the warning/failed symbol should be my dropbox icon. I cannot right-...
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Desktop file doesn't show icon in Launcher

I have a small script, which uses rsync to do a backup and some associated housekeeping, that I run from a .desktop file which contains the line Terminal=true The desktop file is in ~/.local/share/...
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Extra non-working Rstudio icon in dash

New linux user with ubuntu 14.04. I installed Rstudio by downloading and then opening through the software center. After installation, I got an Rstudio icon in my dash, but clicking it had no effect. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 messed graphics after latest update

After latest Ubuntu auto-update, my whole system is messed up but most important one for me is strange icons. The icons are pixelated in launcher and System settings. There is some kind of black ...
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How to hide desktop icons text?

How can I hide the text shown under the icons on my desktop? Using Ubuntu 15.10. I did find older questions suggesting to use gconf-editor, but I know that gconf is old and now it's been replaced by ...
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What does this icon mean in Pidgin's buddy list?

What does this icon mean in Pidgin's buddy list? I can't figure it out. No specific tool-tip appears when hovering the mouse pointer over it, only the status of the user, which appears when you ...
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Could not enter folder /usr/share/icons/XX Error after folder copy

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10, downloaded icons from https://github.com/0rAX0/uniform-icon-theme. I got error: Could not enter folder /usr/share/icons/uniform-icon-theme-master. ...after copying the ...
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Icons and Themes not fully working Ubuntu 15.10

I installed the Flatabulous and Ultra-Flat-Icons themes from PPA's, which were successfully downloaded. However, when I apply them via Ubuntu Tweak, they do not apply. An interesting note is that ...
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customize KDE system tray's icons

I would like to replace default icons in KDE's system tray with my some other icons by my own. I use Ubuntu 14.10
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Ununtu 15.10 desktop on a HP Laptop Video Driver Issues Nvida

I have a HP G60-445DX laptop that I installed Ubuntu Desktop 15.10 on. The install went great using a CD with a ISO image and installed it to run directly on the laptop. I selected most of the ...
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double brightness indicator ubuntu

I have double brightness indicator in ubuntu system tray. How can I fix it? I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with KDE
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Numix-circle icons not effective in Unity-greeter

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and using the Numix theme with the Numix-circle icons. I like very much the unity-greeter as a login environment, is elegant and I think it goes really well with the Numix theme ...
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Home folder opens again

I have a mounted partition, where my data lie. I click on the folder icon and it opens. I go to the 196 GB Volume (that's the place) and it opens. I open a file with gedit. Now, when I want to go ...
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Tray icon on gnome top panel

I deleted the tray icon on gnome top panel, Now I want to bring it back, but how to do that, please help.
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Muon Update Manager Icon Shows wrong number of updates

Running 64 bit Kubuntu 15.10 on an HP Envy. When Muon icon indicates updates are available, I click on it and it says something like: X updates are available Y of which are security updates ...
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How to show the task icon hidden by gnome-shell theme?

I'm using a gnome-shell theme called Dark Mode. This theme hides the icon of a task in the panel and it just shows the name of a task. How can I edit the gnome-shell.css to solve it?
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Thunderbird : email notification and unity-panel icon

Problems: The main icon in unity-panel doesn't change when I receive an email. There is no pop up. System setting: Thunderbird is open. Sound notification works. Messaging Menu and Unity ...
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Use desktop icon for running application

I have used the answers given here How to create a desktop shortcut in Unity? to set a custom application shortcut for spacemacs. While the shortcut works for launching the application, on running, ...
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“Double quotes” are not displayed properly : Even in Fresh Installation

I noticed this strange bug on Ubuntu. When I open a terminal and select -> Edit-> Profile Preferences, I get the window as shown below ☟ . The double quotes are not being displayed properly, and I do ...
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How to disable auto arrange desktop icons on Xubuntu 14.04.3

After each boot, my Xubuntu rearrange desktop icons. It started happening once I tried to arrange by right clicking and selecting "Arrange Desktop Icons". How can I disable this feature?
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Missing icons in ubuntu GUI

I have been using ubuntu for several months now and I have never come across an issue as such. The following screenshot was captured and has applications without icons. The following is a ...
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How to change drive/partition icons in ubuntu?

I want to change the default .desktop icon. I know how but i dont know where is the original .desktop file located.
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Cannot install Ubuntu 15.10 permanently from desktop - install icon unresponsive

I'm running Win7 on a Lenovo laptop and "trying out" Ubuntu. I freed up 60gig of drive space and the functions look good on the desktop, but nothing happens when I click the "Install Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu-GNOME - nm-applet icon just disappears when usb-tethering is active

I don't actually use UbuntuGNOME distro, but rather installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop package on the stock unity-based version of trusty. All other things are smooth after transition, except this one ...