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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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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How do I change the color of desktop icon text

Gnome-shell's desktop is unusable with any light colored wallpaper as the icon names (also white) are unreadable. There doesn't seem to be anyway to change their color, changing various themes ...
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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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Unity Panel has wrong icons

I upgraded to 13.10 and installed ubuntu-desktop to try Unity (I have been using KDE). Whenever I log in, the Unity panel icons are wrong - they don't follow the Ubuntu theme and a couple show up as ...
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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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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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I just down loaded Opera browser why is it no longer pinned to my menu the next day?

I just down loaded Opera browser yesterday. It worked all day but then today there is no longer a icon pinned to the menu? Where did it go? How can I get it back?
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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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Unity icons problem

Ever since I upgraded to 13.10 the icons in the Unity panel appears in Gnome's default theme instead of Unity. Here's a screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/9cU15wK.png Both the unity tweak tool and the ...
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Rearrange icons in unity Ubuntu 12.04

Can someone help me in rearranging the icons in my Ubuntu 12.04 unity launcher. The left click hold and move is not working for me. Is there a better and clean way which would also survive a reboot?
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How to increase icon size of xfce4-panel window buttons (panel-tasklist-menu)

After searching for a solution for a few days, I believe that this could be a bug. After increasing the height of the xfce-panel I noticed, that the icons of the window buttons remained small. Because ...
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Battery icon constantly empty when discharging Vaio VGN-FZ210CE

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-210CE laptop, and its battery does not report the drain rate properly. In 11.10 and earlier, the battery icon would update with the percentage, not the estimated time. In 12.04 ...
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How to replace tray icons for applications in cinnamon

I have my cinnamon bar with tray icons (skype, pidgin, dropbox) next to cinnamon ones. I'd like to replace them with my own icons so that they have similar design to those remaining. Where should I ...
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Icons missing in applications

I recently deleted some icon themes, as a result the applications do not display the icons properly. The applications are running but some buttons do not display some icons and some icons are ...
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Is there a plugin for keeping desktop icons same size and ordered?

I would like to have all icons in the same size, and in a ruled desktop. Currently if I try to order my Desktop Icons they can be stacked on top of another, and I hate that, because if I try to place ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus icons size

After upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, I tried a bit of tweaks. Not sure which tweak was responsible but now I have nautilus icons that are very small. Though in the preferences the icons size is ...
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Strange icon for Skype in system tray

When I start Skype the following icon appears in the system tray . Skype works fine and also if I click on the icon in the system tray, it is expanded to the full menu as usual. At some random time ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installed with fglrx, cannot copy icons to desktop

I'm somewhat of a Linux Newbie. Ive recently converted to Ubuntu, and after an initial struggle of a 'low graphics issue', which I resolved by doing an apt-get install fglrx. I know have the ability ...
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4 screens icon can become 4 seperate icos

Is there a way to have 4 separate icons on the left menu bar, one for each screen window, instead of one. If there are 4 icons then by clicking on one of those icons the co responding window will ...
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Desktop Icons disappear when I position my second screen not left or right

I am having various issues with dual screen as my setup is not having my screens side by side. But rather the second is above the main and half way to the right. When I set this option my desktop ...
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How to create application to find it with Unity

I tried creating a menu entry with Alacarte for Eclipse, but the item doesn't appear once created. Also I tried doing in sudo but nothing. I want to be able to run eclipse by pressing and typing ...
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The icons on the top right have all vanished

I have looked around this site and haven't found anything exactly like the case I have. The time, internet, sound and all other icons on my top bar have all simply vanished. The issue arose when I ...
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How to change default icon size in Chrome and other apps?

I would like to make the default icon size at the top of Chrome (and other apps), and the default zoomed-in-ness, larger for my aging eyes? Can i ask how to do it? And thanks
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Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome Classic [no effects]) panel problem

Using Edit Menus I create a new menu named Miscellaneous, assign an icon and add several items to it. When I add that menu to a panel with Add to Panel> Application Launcher, it appears without any ...
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Remove/add indicator icons

I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10. I would like to remove some of the default indicator icons in the upper right corner. Is there an easy way to do it? And then I would like to add some other icons ...
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Unity Dashboard won't find local files, rearrange icons on two computers

I can't move icons around my unity launcher anymore and the Dash won't search my local files and folders. Was working when I first installed 13.10, but now it won't search for local files, and it ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Workspace switcher icon doesn't indicate the workspace I'm currently in

first of all, English is not my native language, so please bear with any mistakes I make. The title says pretty much all. The workspace switcher works fine so far, but the icon behaves as if I were ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,
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Really Messed Up Icons

I deleted a file and all the icons got messed up, so I ran the commands : (12.10 restore default theme) gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme '' gsettings set ...
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Theme, icons etc. problems

I'm very new to linux only had ubuntu 12.04 a couple of days. Now I pimped a bit with compiz but I would really like my windows, icons and such to be diffrent aswell. I read themes are the way for ...
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Where are the desktop icon positions stored?

I'd like to back up the current layout of my desktop so that it can be retrieved when the icons get scrambled (unfortunately, this happens to me too often). Thanks for any advice!
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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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Can anyone give me the ubuntu 12.04 unity launcher icon png?

I know this is a very odd question but I did something stupid. I changed the unity launcher icon to the apple icon and when i wanted to get back the default unity launcher icon i got this image: ...