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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After 15.04 update: Aliased/choppy icons

Just updated to 15.04, and my icons are all aliased/choppy looking now. I tried purging and reinstalling my icon themes, and I keep seeing this warning: gtk-update-icon-cache: The generated cache ...
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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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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 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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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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cinnamon panel icons oversized

the panel icon size is too large on cinnamon in my ubuntu 14.04 as you can see in the lower right corner. how to fix this?
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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, ...
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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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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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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, ...