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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Move/associate window from one group to another

I'm looking for a cross linux way to move a window from one group to another group. I thought of and tried this way but it didnt work, i share a screencast showing it doesnt work. In this screencast ...
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Change toolbar icons

I've been searching forever. How do you change the toolbar items in several programs? I´m making my first iconpack. The back and forward icons etc. Thanks!
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Activities tab while starting Ubuntu

Sorry, I am newbie in ubuntu, But a lover of linux systems. I don't know what has happened with my ubuntu, it was working very much fine a week before. Problem is when I open my ubuntu, activities ...
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Startup Java Application not showing Application Icon

So I have a custom java application that I run on startup using the startup applications tool. The issue is that program's assigned icon is not being displayed in the unity side bar. it's showing the ...
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Dissociate window from .esktop file and chane icon with XChangeProperty

This is copy paste code that can be compiled with gcc -o icon icon.c -L/usr/X11/lib -lX11 -lstdc++. It opens a new window and sets its icon with XChangeProperty on _NET_WM_ICON. This proves it works ...
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Tray Icons missing after installing and uninstalling kubuntu-desktop

I installed kubuntu-desktop along side unity on lenovo yoga 2 pro but had to uninstall because it had issues with high dpi. But after I uninstalled , I see traces of kde here and there. One of those ...
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Can I shut off desktop icon labels?

All the folders and programs on my desktop, I would like to get rid of the labels under the folders , but not the icons themselves. Thank you :D
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unity --replace Async Shell - Update Icon of Running Application

So I figured out how to update the icon of a running application. After doing the change the icon doesn't apply right away. I then launch terminal and then run unity --replace, running this flashes ...
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No Desktop, Just Dash

This may be a familiar story but I had 14.04 running great on a laptop (ASUS UL80VT). This laptop has Nvidia and Intel graphics, and I had the Nvidia drivers running. I had this set up for a Plex Home ...
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Installed icons not working

I used the call below to install the numix theme and icons. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle However in my ...
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Xubuntu how to make proper icons appear

I have installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook (actually Xubuntu XFCE) and I'm quite happy with it but I can't see how to add icons for my own applications to my desktop. My apps are mostly Java (jar) ...
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When I try to open Chrome it opens a new window with empty icon

When I try to open Google Chrome on Ubuntu I get this: If I try to open it from terminal I get this: ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment. The program ...
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Having a lot of issues with appearance, themes after xubuntu-desktop reinstall

When I reboot into xubuntu it takes 15 seconds for the correct theme to load. Panel looks strange as do the icons. After that period, correct theme will load. It doesn't seem to matter what theme I ...
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How to show names of icons on desktop?

For some reason my desktop icons no longer have names. I don't know what I did to make that happen. At one time they had names underneath them, now they do not. How do I get the names back? Also, ...
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No side bar icons or desktop in newly installed 12.04

I just installed 12.04 on my old PowerBook G4 Mac, but I don't have any icons on the left side bar, nor any graphics at all in the main desktop (just a white box). There are the 'mouse-over' pop ups ...
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icon captions info on desktop don't disappear

In nautilus, when I go to Edit -> Preferences -> Display -> icon captions, and in this window when I change the highest order (first one) from None to Type (or anything else), this change is not ...
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Problem with Icons on Dash and Launcher

I'm not really into GNOME. Unity works all right. The Problems are with the Dash Icons being irregular and with File manager. Many other icons have a similar problem. but the Openshot Icon is ...
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The google chrome notification bell!

I am very new to ubuntu and completely new here, I love ubuntu, I have both a windows desktop and a macbookpro and I still now prefer using my ubuntu laptop! But now that you know that I am a newbie, ...
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Main menu icons missing in unity desktop

I would like to know if I can enable icons for GIMP's menu. If I can I'd like to know how can I do it. I can see the icons using right click but I can't see them on the top menu bar. Here is the ...
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Numix uTouch broken icons

I using the Numix uTouch icon theme which is really cool. I downloaded the repository and moved the folder in /usr/share/icons. However there are still some broken icons: In the top panel Folders ...
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How do I fix Volume and Brightness Icon blur?

Whenever I try to raise or lower the volume or brightness on my computer using my keyboard, the icons in the panels that pop up are blurred.
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The icons from the Whisker menu are all gone

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 with kernel 13.3.0-39, and all the icons from the main menu and from the whisker menu are gone after a bad move. The icons from the applications menu in Cairo-dock are ...
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Icon used for custom mime

I finally created a good file association for Qt using mimeopen -d /"pro file location" using this link However it doesn't show an icon when I open the pro file. How can I set this?
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How to get paths for default theme icons folders?

I have a desktop file, for Icon i set it to myIconName. Now I have multiple sized PNGs for my icon. I need to find the paths to the default theme icon folders, cross-OS-Linux solution, so I can drop ...
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How do I get the ability to open the dash back?

I'm very new to Ubuntu 14.10 and I lost the ability to use the "search your computer" and "online sources" buttons. I thought I was minimizing the dash but now when I click it the desktop icons ...
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Dropbox Indicator position

Using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Dropbox and the indicator icon went to the top far left position, just hiding the "x" close button of each maximized window. I tried to uninstall Dropbox and then ...
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Installing and activating themes on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Unity, how to do?

There are lots of cursor, icon, window and GTK themes on the web and I downloaded some of them, but I do not know how to figure out if they are compatible with Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit Unity? ...
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Can I change the desktop text/icon text color?

I have a white desktop background and so text on any icons on the desktop end up somewhat merging with the background - and it's not the nicest to look at. What I'm wondering is, is there a way - ...
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Unity lenses - can I make the icons smaller

They are pretty big, which is a problem when many results are found. Unfortunately, they don't respond to the launcher's icon resizing. Are they configurable in .dconf or anywhere?
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Nautilus 3 Icons different on boot

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.10 installed. I'm having a weird issue that upon boot I see what looks to me like the KDE icons (I did have Plasma installed at one point) on the desktop, but if ...
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Using the icons shown in /usr/share/applications instead of sqaure ones

I am running Lubuntu and would like to get rid of the square application icons and just use the icon pictures shown in the /usr/share/applications folder. How would I do this?
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Status icons dissappeared from the panel, help!

Recently I was installing and uninstalling useful icons, they appears next to Volume, Network, Battery, Date, Time, etc. But now they are gone! any idea for how to bring back them? I'm using Ubuntu ...
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How to manually edit specific gnome-panel icons?

I recently got the Drakfire Ultra White icons for my laptop and noticed that the bluetooth icon in the Indicator Applet uses the wrong size. New Drakfire icons: Making it spread out more than it ...
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Themes don't load

My themes don't load fully on start-up. The desktop top panel, window top panel, launcher icons, and desktop icons stay in the default theme while my docky loads up with my assigned theme. This isn't ...
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my System Settings Icon is messing

when I open "Systems Settings" button I found many Icons are messing.I don't know when it begins,is there any method to recovery all the Icon. this is all my Systems Settings Icon: ![][this is my ...
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accidentally deleted desktop folder, now all gui icons on screen default to /home/user/

I accidentally deleted the /home/user/Desktop folder and I would like to recreate this directory and assume the directories' old capabilities. For Instance, since the ~/Desktop folder was deleted, all ...
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Mate Indicator Applet Not Using Icon Theme

I recently switch to Mate on Ubuntu 14.04 (It's the best Linux Desktop/Distro combo available in my humble opinion.) Anyway the issue is that I have been doing some customization specifically the ...
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Left (lateral) bar disapeared after updating to Ubuntu 14.04

After updating to 14.04 version the lateral bar with all icons just disappeared, I know is something related to the video card but I don't know what to do. How can I get it back? Or install another ...
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icons missing on 14.04 unity after installing gnome 3.10

icons are in desktop folder. Just installed Gnome 3.10, but icons don't show in Unity, Gnome Classic or Gnome 3.10. What do I do?
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Driver for sound card - any way to make it work? Icon Cube 4nano

I have recently migrated from Windows to Ubuntu. Everything works fin and much better then on Windows. However, there are some things that are bothering me - I have an external USB sound card - ICON ...
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Slowness and Multiple icons in Unity Search

When I search an application/file in the Unity search bar, I get multiple icons (up to hundreds) of everything, and the search is extremely slow. I have Ubuntu 14.10, but the problem persists from ...
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Proper file icon is missing

Recently I have installed Quantum Gis (Qgis) on my ubuntu 14.04 64bit desktop, but when I create files of this software (type is .qgs) the icon does not appear. I have tried assogiate but it did not ...
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System Tray icons (Skype, Wifi) and Double Displays

After upgrade no notebook to Ubuntu 14.04, I noticed the missing of my System Tray icons, such as Skype, Dropbox and others. After this, my system tray has back to show my apps: sudo apt-get ...
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Can't see the Ubuntu desktop 12.04.5

I installed Ubuntu server and its working fine but when I am trying to install Ubuntu desktop all that shows up is the background. There is no icons. I tried turning off the 3-D settings but i cant ...
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edit applications menu xfce4.10 icon size menu size

Is it possible to make Icons larger in xfce 4.10? I've tried this and it appeared to do nothing. xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Gtk/IconSizes -s "panel-applications-menu=32,32"
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Get ARGB data from html5 canvas

I have a html5 canvas element and I'm trying to get an array of ARGB data (32bit packed data, for use with x11/xorg/xlib). My code and jsfiddle attempt is at bottom. I don't know how to do this ...
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Icons aren't using scalable [NEMO]

I am using a GTK+ and Icon theme. Unless I increase the icon size in Nemo, the icons are still using the default Gnome icons. In the "After" picture, I "zoomed" out in Nemo, and then the icon changes. ...
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How do I make my PyQt4 application icon appear correctly?

I have an application I wrote with PyQt4 When run, the icon that appears on the launcher and with Alt-Tab is the generic icon, and not my app's. When I copy / rename the starting script, the icon ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Panel Icon Errors

One of the users on my system gets icon errors in the top panel at login. The volume icon and the message icon are red, round circles with lines through them. The icons for online status are also ...
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Alternatives to StartupWMClass in .desktop

is there any alternative to StartupWMClass in order to group a java application under the same launcher in unity? My problem is related to the fact that some applications, such as SqlDeveloper 4, ...