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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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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What are the design guidelines for appindicator icons?

I am creating a Unity AppIndicator using Python + PyGObject, but I wish for it's icon to be in standard Ubuntu style. Where can I find appropriate guidelines for using colours (or is it just ...
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How to tweak the appearance of desktop icons in Lubuntu?

In Ubuntu 11.10 with Nautilus it was possible to tweak the appearance of desktop icons by editing nautilus.css as I had posted in How can I change the text colour on my desktop icons?. In Xubuntu ...
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different icons on different workspaces

When I install an icon on one workspace it is installed on all four workspaces. Is it possible to install different icons on different workspaces? I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
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Ubuntu: Icon sticks to cursor

My cursor ends up dragging an icon around the screen, after some time of use. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome, and I'm suggesting that it has something to do with Docky, since the icons are coming from ...
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how to change the path of an icon in the unity launcher

On previous versions of ubuntu, I used to add Thunderbird to the top menu bar so I could launch it quickly. Occasionally, I would want to use a more recent version of Thunderbird so I would download ...
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How can I remove icons from menus of QT apps?

VLC, Skype, Clementine and Virtualbox (the four QT apps I use) all have icons in their menus. The rest of my system's menus are all iconless, How I like them. I'm using 12.04.
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How do I change Google Chrome's system tray icon?

I'm very meticulous about how my desktop looks, and using Google Chrome as my main browser, I'm annoyed by certain inconsistencies in the icons that are in my panel. As you can see in the ...
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How to change icon for mounted devices in Unity/Nautilus?

When I mount a my phone, Unity set this icon (or one like it) in its Launcher: /usr/share/icons/Humanity/devices/48/multimedia-player.svg Nautilus show this icon (or one like it): ...
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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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How can I prevent web apps from appearing in the launcher (waste of launcher space)?

Every time I go to Amazon website, an extra launcher icon gets created in my launcher as long as I'm on the Amazon website. How can I prevent this icon from appearing in the launcher? It's a waste of ...
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Folder icons gone, top right icons not theming

I'm new to ubuntu. I know some UNIX commands and can work my way around in a terminal, but this is driving me nuts. I am using 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit. I have reset unity, compiz, and --reset-unity (or ...
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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, ...
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No thumbnails for fresh installed xmind and projectlibre application

I've just installed Xmind and Projectlibre in Ubuntu 14.04 64bits. When I click on a .xmind file, it opens Xmind. When I click on a .pod file, it opens ProjecLibre and that's ok. But they both have ...
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Ubuntu launcher (shorcuts bar) multiline view

Is there a way to set ubuntu launcher (or however that line on the side of the screen is called where shortcuts for applications are listed) view to be multiline (at least two lines) instead of ...
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How I can change the icons on the toolbar Nemo_1.8.4: Back, Forward and Path?

How I can change the symbolic icons of the toolbar Nemo_1.8.4_: Back, Forward and Path. I have tried without success, including from the source package. My distribution is Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 LTS. ...
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Lubuntu Unable to arrange desktop icons?

I am able to arrange the icons on my desktop by name if I have the panel at the bottom of the screen, but the moment I put it on the top of the screen it messes up my files and puts them with spaces ...
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.desktop restore icon expects what size?

I created a .desktop file and set its icon to a png file that is 144x144 pixels. However on creation the icon is a white paper. I have to click resize and make it either bigger or smaller to take. And ...
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Icons for images or videos never load in ubuntu 14.04!

I am useing ubuntu 14.04 and I just recorded some videos of my desktop vir kazam and I noticed that The Icons never load. So I thought that this is not a big issue, They'll load eventually but they ...
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How can I set icons on a desktop accessed via a VNC server

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I have a desktop accessed via virtual desktop with icons set how I like. However, when I start a VNC server and access the desktop via said VNC server, the icons are there but ...
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Weird graphical glitches with Xubuntu 14.04 including folder icons disappearing on mouseover

I’ve just installed the above version on my ailing Dell Dimension tower PC - great to be able to get it up and running again... The only thing is that there seems to be a strange graphics issue - ...
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Skype and 14.04, get to the main window directly

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I'm currently going through all the things the upgrade messed up (themes, icons, menus, ...). One of the last things I'd like to fix is the Skype icon ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Modded PNG Tray icon by Photoshop not work?

I tried to mod some images from Tray icon folder (in /usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps ) to fit with my theme. I made new PNG with same size (22x22) by Photoshop to replace. But it seem not to work ...
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Duplicate system setting entries ubuntu 14.04

so here is my problem !(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t31.0-8/q71/s720x720/10560499_10202554417517299_8713822214062991785_o.jpg) how can remove these duplicate entries ?
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Batttery icon is missing in Uninty Ubuntu 14.04

Could somebody help me with this issue. The battery icon dissapears from the panel. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with unity. How can I rapair it? Thanks!!!
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Systray icons missing ubuntu 14.04

We use Druva inSync for backups at the office. However after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 , we have been struggling to get the tray icons working. We have followed all steps we used in previous ...
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Is there a project page for the upcoming ubuntu icons?

According to this site: http://design.canonical.com/2013/12/the-new-ubuntu-icons/ There are a menagerie of new icons in the works for Ubuntu. If I would like to contribute to this, where would I ...
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Moving icon to the bottom of the launcher

How can I move the "Show Desktop" icon to the bottom of the launcher, right above/under the Trash icon? If that is not possible, then can I just replace "Trash" with "Show Desktop"? Like changing the ...
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Too much space between icons on the gnome panel in gnome fallback (compiz) Ubuntu 14.04

There's too much space between the icons on the gnome panel, in the fallback session, here's a screenshot. Is there anything I can do to solve this?
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Desktop icons appear in the Centre of two monitor's

The problem I have been seeing is in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when using a Hyundai (primary monitor) and a Dell (secondary monitor) to effectively have an extended screen layout. When I start-up my desktop ...
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Title bar icons

I have a problem with the Panel, the icons are not displaying correctly. You can see an example on the picture here (the top and bottom parts of the icon are cropped off):
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Launcher combines Eclipse icons

I'm working simultaneously with Java Eclipse IDE and the Android ADT (Also with eclipse IDE). Even though I create two different .desktop files with different icons, after launching Ubuntu still ...
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Application icon disappears from Ubuntu launcher

I checked the forum topics and tried various suggested solutions but none worked to resolve this issue. OS: Ubuntu 12.04: Accounts: Administrator (Administrator), Resource (Standard) Wine: 1.4 ...
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Buttons and icons disappear when not mousing over them while using GNOME 3

I'm interested in trying out various desktop environments, so i went into the Ubuntu Software center and installed the full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components. I then log-out and log-in ...
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Gnome3.10 on ubuntu 13.10 top bar icons missing along with icons in the activies bar

After today's (3.06) last updates I get this bug, shown on the pictures. I don't know if someone else is experiencing this, faced it before. Also when I press the super button and want to open a ...
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Too expanded launcher icons on bottom panel in Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome Flashback (Metacity)

When I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 (through 12.10, 13.04, 13.10) my launcher (shortcut) icons on the bottom panel expanded (previously they occupied one fourth of panel, not one third). I ...
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Dragging desktop icons in Xubuntu

Just installed Xubuntu 14.04 in place of Vista on an old laptop. I'm loving the user interface (I can't quite get used to Unity, and KDE is a bit too "clunky". I have put some program icons on my ...
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Some icons are missing

After updating to gnome-shell 3.12 some windows lost some icons, see below: Can someone tell me how to recover these icons?
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 add icons to templates

I have some templates in my ~/Templates folder, but there is no icons in context menu for any of them except the default "Empty Document". when i search i found this post and it is almost two years ...
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What happened to my Unity Application?

Something is wrong when I try to search some applications in the dash. I don't know how to describe it, but you can see it in the attached pictures: I'm using unity 12.04 LTS, with Faenza icons, ...
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Gnome-Terminal shortcut not working

My issue is that the icon for the Gnome-Terminal has changed to user@hostname, clicking this icon does nothing, i have to press ctrl+alt+t for the Gnome-Terminal to open. i've tried to reinstall the ...
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There is no launch menu. In window there is no close and minimize buttons

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2. There is no launch menu. In window there is no close and minimize button. After the bootup, I can only see the wallpaper. Right click is working.