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 background and icons messup

Using the latest Ubuntu Wiley Werewolf with linux mint cinnamon menu (hey im not up to speed on terms here bear with me!) Anyways usually when the system update comes on or if i use wine and ...
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Icon theme is selectively applied after upgrade from kubuntu 15.04 to 15.10

This is easiest to see with the following screen shot. As you can see there are clearly two different icon sets being used. I have breeze set as my icon theme, but dolphin is using oxygen, not the ...
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Hide icons from other workspace (desktops)

(first sorry for my grammar), I usually use two workspace/areas/desktops, and I looking for hide icons in launcher that I'm using in another workspaces. Does it is possible? Thanks
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How do I copy a file's icon (emblem?) to a different file

I'm trying to take the icon as seen in Nautilus and move it from one file to another that has no icon associated with it. I can't seem to drag & Drop or find a way to Copy the icon to the ...
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No function icons in the left after installing Ubuntu15.10 32bits on my workstation 10

I tried to install Ubuntu 15.10 with my workstation 10. It did not pop anything error or warning while installing the system. But after I logged in the desk top, I could only see desktop without any ...
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Missing app icon in panel

I installed deb Spotify package and edited desktop file - I chose my own Spotify icon to be shown. The problem is that icon is not displayed in the panel end when Alt+tabbing. Please help :) Bugged ...
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No Icons in Unity Menu

I upgraded my Ubuntu system from 15.04 to 15.10. Icons in the menu(Dash) do not appear. My desktop is fine, my sidebar is fine, just my Dash, no icons. I tried unity --reset--icons, that didn't work, ...
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Theme not applied if I log in too quickly

My theme, and also my icon theme don't get applied unless I wait for a few seconds at the login screen before logging in. When the login screen appears, if I wait for about three seconds, the screen ...
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Bug Ubuntu 15.10 - mouse does not work properly, I can't do anything

The funny thing is that I solve the problem but when you reboot it comes back. I solve write: $ dconf reset -f /org/ compiz $ setsid unity # unity --reset-icons Then everything works properly but ...
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Upgraded 12.04LTS to 14.04. Sidebar Launch Icons are Now Garbled Graphics

Also tool-tips and app-launcher are scrambled graphics. The top tool-bar is half-scrambled. Login is fine. Desktop icons and wallpaper are okay. Apps like Firefox and Terminal work fine once ...
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How make “loading” animation to be shown for icons from custom theme (numix)?

So I've installed and applied numix theme for Ubuntu (15.04) and am very happy about it. One thing that bothers me tho is that there are no more "loading " animations on apps' icons (like "jumping" ...
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How To Lock Desktop Icons On MATE

How to lock desktop icons on XFCE I would like to do something like the solution in the above link to Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 LTS, but I cannot find an equivalent file. Can anyone help please?
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My desktop doesn't show icons

My desktop icons are not appearing on ubuntu. I tried to enable icons with gnome-tweak tools but it's not working for me. Also, the desktop wallpaper doesn't show. I use Gnome classic with compiz. ...
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I lost the network and battery icons in xubuntu 14.04

I accidently removed the network and battery icons in xubuntu panel. How can I get them back? Thank you.
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when I open the Skype it only show left menu only. Not show icon top of the taskbar

when I open the Skype it only show left menu only. Not show icon top of the taskbar. No duplicated or any thing. If I click on the close button skype end. It not show on the right side. Now I ...
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Sort icons by type in nautilus doesn't order as expected

I use to sort icons by type all the time, and in nautilus I'm getting an strange result. For example, I sorted the following files: a.cpp b.cpp a.c x.html n.hpp m.txt x.glade and I expect a result ...
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How are those dots called? And how to get rid of them?

sorry to bother you with such a pesky problem but I installed a few themes, and in all the ones I download, I have those lines or dots surrounding clickable areas. I chose an example where we see them ...
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Icon theme not changing to Numix Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to select Numix Circle Icon theme as well as the GTK Theme. It was working before, but after an update now it won't load. It's selected in Unity Tweak Tool, but won't actually change ...
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uGet Double Launcher Icon (Duplicate)

How do I remove one of uGet icons? One of them doesn't have any description. This is the screenshot links. Many Thanks. Double uGet Icon No Description
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How to create launcher in QuickList - Ubuntu, short way is better

I am using SQLite Studio, just download and use, it's not appear in the Dash. I used gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop to create icon in my desktop, how can I create a launcher in my ...
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App icon size in Gnome

Can I change the icon size of app icons anywhere in Gnome (I didn't spot anything in the Tweak tool)?
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KDE on Ubuntu 15.04 - Missing .desktop Icons

I installed plasma 5.3 on my ubuntu machine and I am encountering a strange problem. Some application icons are just not displayed: this happens only with kde, while with other DE (unity, gnome and ...
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After cuda instalations and updates thems changed to default

I've installed cuda toolkit and update my system before reboot. I'm using Ubuntu 14. After reboot all icons changed to default but even after I changed them for the older one using ubutuntu tweak ...
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Web Apps - low quality icons

I use Chromium to create web apps - "File - Create Application Shortcut" and it all works great, however the icons of these web apps are awful, super low quality. I changed the icons by right-click ...
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I downloaded some icons and when i'm using it i cannot open ristretto image viewer. Can anybody help?

I downloaded icons from Ravefinity but when I'm using them Ristretto, Xubuntu's image viewer doesn't open. When I change the icon theme it starts working again. How can I use these icons with ...
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Icon size increased after update

I have recently upgraded my Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04 using the command line. Soon after the update, icons of "Open Shot Video Editor" application have increased in size as shown in the image link ...
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How do I create application icons on the taskbar in gnome desktop in 14.04?

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I can't find the answer anywhere - I can only find people asking about adding and removing icons from the top bar. In 12.04 I was able to add application icons ...
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Libre Office icons on HiDPI

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell XPS 13 with high resolution display. In LibreOffice, the icons appear to be very small, although I have changed their size to "Large" in the Options menu. After ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: Dual monitor setup - new icons disappear on a smaller display

I have established a dual monitor setup successfully with my Ubuntu 15.04 (with default display settings and Unity 7.3.2). The first is a built-in display (1) and it belongs to my laptop (1366 x ...
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~/.icons vs ~/.local/share/icons

Where should I keep custom icons that I need to use? ~/.local/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps and ~/.icons/hicolor/16x16/apps Both directories to hicolor/16x16/apps work to point to an icon from a ...
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How to make the application taskbar icon identical to the application file icon?

I would like to associate a custom icon with our (Qt) application. We ship the application as stand-alone: that is to say all non-system libraries are part of the software package. We need to set ...
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How do I move stock menubar icons in Ubuntu 15?

Very new to Ubuntu. I set up Unity to look like OS X, and the last remaining thing I'm trying to do is move the settings applet to the left corner instead of the right? So the question is, how do I ...
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Sound icon not working in ubuntu 15.04

Suddenly sound icon stopped working in my system. I am seeing the icon as shown below- If I click on the sound icon and go to Sound Settings, I can change the volume level, but it doesn't take any ...
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Nautilus shows an icon for “List View” and a different one for “Icon View”

I have UbuntuGNOME 14.04 (which comes with Nautilus 3.10.1). And I've installed the Numix-Circle icon theme too. Whenever I open a folder with Java files (text/x-java), on "List View" mode, Nautilus ...
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Hide systray davmail icon in Icon Only taskmanager

How do I hide the icon from davmail from the KDE4 Icon Only taskmanager's system tray?
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LibreOffice menu items: missing icons and highlight

Some menu items are missing the icon, but instead a rough checkbox-like style icon is displayed. Menu items are not highlighted when mouse is over. The same for some contextual menus. This is ...
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Touchscreen usages on ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed on my HP Envy M6 touchsmart. I have this hardware issue with the mouse pad (control zone), and I would like to base most of my actions on just the touchscreen (.i.e. I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Icons leaving the screen

I have a Radeon R9 270x card powering 3 monitors, my main display seems larger than the actual screen, so I can drop windows out of sight if I drag them down. My problem is every so often, my icons ...
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No mime icon for .cue in Icon View

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 Hi, I cannot see proper icon for .cue files in Icon View (File Manager) - it's mime-empty, however in List View it's OK. What I have done till now: I just created audio-x-cue.png ...
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Ubuntu mate themes not working

I am new to all of this, Linux included, so please forgive me if this question has already been posted before. If it was, I have not been able to find it. Basically I need help with installing new ...
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Symbolic icons not showing

I'm on Xubuntu 14.04.2 and have issues with symbolic icons not showing within applications, as shown below: The issue persists through changing icons themes, logging out/back in, rebooting, and ...
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Icons on screen will not appear. Desktop is blank

I've seen similar questions about blank desktops, but the ones I've seen have issues with clicking. When I log into my computer I can click and right click. It's just that my icons aren't there. I ...
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Is there a way to display window title in the Ubuntu sidebar, like in Windows before 7?

My current main OS is Windows 7. I changed the taskbar to run vertically, mimicking Ubuntu's efficient use of the 16:9 widescreen ratio of modern monitors. I also display window titles together with ...
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Workstation Desktop Shortcut Icon to a Windows document server

I am New to Ubuntu. I've searched all kinds of FAQ's and Forums, but have yet to obtain a simple answer to these questions. Probably a typical situation for a new Linux User. Here are my ...
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Customize Kubuntu task bar

I just installed Kubuntu 15.04 the first time here. I don't know the correct name of Kubuntu's "Task bar" but there is something about it that drives me nuts. I moved the Task Bar to the left of my ...
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App to change icon of running window/app?

Is there any GTK application that can change the icon of a running window/application?
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Application launches, but doesn't appear in the dock

Title might give a little bit wrong impression of a problem, but I couldn't formulate it any better. I have installed Matlab R2015a software and matlab-support package which created symbolic link and ...
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Desktop grid not working

The placement for desktop icons seems to be broken somehow. I use a standard Ubuntu 14.04 with no modifications. The 'keep aligned' option is set but the icons do not behave properly. To me, the grid ...
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How can I change the default Ubuntu Installer icon

Hello Ask Ubuntu community I'm working on a Ubuntu Based Distro and am having trouble with replacing the "Install Ubuntu" name and icon for example: I am using remastersys to make my Distro, ...
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No icon pops up in Launcher

When I install the program Spyder no icon pops up in launcher and thereby its impossible to open the program. How do I solve this problem or have I misunderstood something?