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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launcher icons can not be changed

I deleted something cache folder since I can not move and delete icons from the launcher bar. I did a reset the icons, reinstall desktop and unity, the whole system (didn't touch the /home) could ...
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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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How to enable icons in menus in Ubuntu 14.04

In previous Ububtu releases I could enable icons in menus via several tweak tools, or via the gnome config editor. All of these options have disappeared or have no effect in 14.04. Takes me 20 ...
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Viber icon missing on panel

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I've installed Viber and I'm struggling for days with this problem. My Viber icon is located at the top left corner, few milimeters to the right from the dash icon. I have ...
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Icons missing in gnome-shell, nautilus, totem

Last night when I reboot my system, I see that a lot of icons are missing. In gnome shell I don't have anymore the icon for the sound but I can still click on the space. I have the relative same ...
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Dual Monitor Vertical Desktop Icons Alignment

I'm currently running ubuntu 13.10. I have an nvidia graphic card and two monitors (VGA and DVI). The monitor I use as the main one is on the right, and the launcher is indeed on this screen. The ...
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Problem with Keyboard-indicator icon

I must logout and login to fix keyboard indicator icon. when system startup keyboard-indicator icon looks like this: http://s28.postimg.org/5zf5ud6q5/Screenshot1.png but after logout and login it ...
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Icon for customized ubuntu iso?

When making customized ubuntu with ubuntu-builder, how can I change the icon of the Iso, so when Iso is burned on to the DVD, DVD would have my icon?
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Can XFCE put desktop icons on the right?

Is it possible to have XFCE put all the desktop icons to the right instead of the left? I hunted about in the Settings and various place, but found no obvious setting.
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Icons in the top panel won't change

I recently tried a new theme on Ubuntu 13.10, and when I decided to go back to the default settings all of the icons in the top status bar tray were different the default theme pack. I was wondering ...
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How to show “app” icon at previews in scale using hot corners?

How to show "app" icon at previews in scale using hot corners? Right now I get only windows preview with Ubuntu Tweak and CCSM in 13.10: I want the same effect but including for example, the chrome, ...
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Icon themes seems not to be working on my ubuntu 13.10

When I go to the unity tweaker, and i choose an icons themes, all icons go blank, folders, etc, and only a few one seems to get changed. This happens with dl'ed themes but also with some themes that ...
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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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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, ...