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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Network status icon vpn start / configure not working

i just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and installed my VPN. everything was fine yesterday, yet today i can't click on the wifi icon in the task bar and select my vpn, or the configure vpn options. when i ...
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Can I shut off desktop icon labels?

All the folders and programs on my desktop, I would like to get rid of the labels under the folders , but not the icons themselves. Thank you :D
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Cannot change icon for a filetype

I am trying to change the icon for .py file. I referred: http://askubuntu.com/a/78645/78407 http://askubuntu.com/a/56725/78407 and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AddingMimeTypes Still no ...
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unity --replace Async Shell - Update Icon of Running Application

So I figured out how to update the icon of a running application. After doing the change the icon doesn't apply right away. I then launch terminal and then run unity --replace, running this flashes ...
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My custom launchers are highlighted in Docky when Chrome is launched

I've had this problem for a while, but for some reason it just irritated me more than usual today. I have Google Chrome pinned to Docky, as well as several custom launchers for various programs not ...
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Application icons in system settings disappear after deleting Text Entry

I used to install ibus pinyin in 12.04 following steps as belows: Settings-->Language Support-->Install/Remove Languages, check Chinese item $ sudo apt-get install ibus ibus-clutter ibus-gtk ...
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gtk-launch .desktop is not using custom icon

I copied my .desktop shorcut to user_home+"/.local/share/applications/" then going to terminal and typing in gtk-launch nameOfMyDesktopFile it launchs it, but it doesn't take the custom icon. I'm ...
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Missing Gnome icons

The current problem has happened to me for the second time (last time I reinstalled whole Ubuntu to solve it) I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome I have done some updates using the Software ...
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Why are my launcher icons missing/not working on a fresh install?

I just finished installing Ubuntu 14.04 and my desktop looks normal, but on the left-hand side where the icons usually go, mine were different! The Firefox browser wasn't there or any of the other ...
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What is the name of the icon that comes up (red with white horizontal line) when update fails?

Trying to get the name of the icon that appears in the left side of the upper right set of icons in the Ubuntu top panel or toolbar, when an update has failed? Red circle with a white horizontal line ...
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What is the file location of the icon in the Launcher which opens the Dash? [duplicate]

Does any of you know the file location of the woosh-like icon which opens the Dash?
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Where are icons stored?

I want to change an icon of a specific theme. Where do themes save their icons?
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Can not copy cisco packet tracer icon

$ cp PacketTracer.jpeg /usr/share/icons/ cp: cannot create regular file ‘/usr/share/icons/PacketTracer.jpeg’: Permission denied
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No Desktop, Just Dash

This may be a familiar story but I had 14.04 running great on a laptop (ASUS UL80VT). This laptop has Nvidia and Intel graphics, and I had the Nvidia drivers running. I had this set up for a Plex Home ...
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Is it possible to change the order of icons in the indicator applet?

Is it possible to change the order of icons shown in the indicator applet? With Tomboy indicator, Weather indicator, Clipboard-manager indicator, Ubuntu One and Dropbox indicators and a Battery Status ...
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icon captions info on desktop don't disappear

In nautilus, when I go to Edit -> Preferences -> Display -> icon captions, and in this window when I change the highest order (first one) from None to Type (or anything else), this change is not ...
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Can not unlock from and lock to Launcher

I just use dd -ip /dev/sda -op /dev/sdb to clone my old disk to new disk, and boot from my new disk. All the things remain the same except that applications in Launcher changed back to default. Why? ...
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How can I increase the size of icons and fonts in Kubuntu?

I use glasses and I need increase the size of icons and fonts in Kubuntu desktop, how can I do that?
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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 to get back Dropbox Icon xubuntu 14.04

I am asking this because I was wondering this all day and all the existing answers about installing libappindicator1 and logging out and doing dropbox stop && dropbox start in the terminal ...
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How to replace tray icons for applications in cinnamon

I have on my cinnamon panel some tray icons (skype, pidgin, dropbox) that appear next to others coming from cinnamon but that do not fit the general appearance. I'd like to replace them with my own ...
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How do I change bookmarks into desktop icons?

I have just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (yesterday) and can't figure out how to put application icons on the desktop for bookmarks. I have making bookmarks pretty much down, but can't figure out ...
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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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Installed icons not working

I used the call below to install the numix theme and icons. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle However in my ...
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XFCE - Unknown Tray Icon

Question: After doing an update on my Xubuntu: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I found after restarting the following tray icon I was not able to identify: I was guessing that it ...
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Ubuntu: “X” mark on the top-right corner of respective file icons

I am new to ubuntu/ linux. Hence, please accept my apology for asking very trivial questions. Also, I googled; but, did not find suitable answer. I installed a third party lib: Taucs (location on my ...
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Unpinned Docky/Plank icon from Docky/Plank docks and can't pin it on again

The Docky/Plank icons on the homonym docks let the user edit the settings more quickly than modifying the configuration file, I unpinned them and now I don't know how to pin them on again.
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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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When I try to open Chrome it opens a new window with empty icon

When I try to open Google Chrome on Ubuntu I get this: If I try to open it from terminal I get this: ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment. The program ...
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Xubuntu how to make proper icons appear

I have installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook (actually Xubuntu XFCE) and I'm quite happy with it but I can't see how to add icons for my own applications to my desktop. My apps are mostly Java (jar) ...
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Having a lot of issues with appearance, themes after xubuntu-desktop reinstall

When I reboot into xubuntu it takes 15 seconds for the correct theme to load. Panel looks strange as do the icons. After that period, correct theme will load. It doesn't seem to matter what theme I ...
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How to move Unity launcher icons to desktop?

everyone. OK, I have what may be a very simple question--how do I take an icon from the Unity Launcher that I had locked there, and move them onto the desktop? I have tried everything I can think of ...
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multi-monitor organize desktop by name bug

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS with Unity, and using two monitors: my notebook build-in display, 1366x768 and an external monitor at 1920x1080 resolution. my primary monitor is the built-in, and so, when ...
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No side bar icons or desktop in newly installed 12.04

I just installed 12.04 on my old PowerBook G4 Mac, but I don't have any icons on the left side bar, nor any graphics at all in the main desktop (just a white box). There are the 'mouse-over' pop ups ...
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How can I get rid of a 'dead' icon in search?

So I attempted to install Sublime Text 2 using directions from http://www.technoreply.com/how-to-install-sublime-text-2-on-ubuntu-12-04-unity/ However, I messed something up along the way and did ...
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Problem with Icons on Dash and Launcher

I'm not really into GNOME. Unity works all right. The Problems are with the Dash Icons being irregular and with File manager. Many other icons have a similar problem. but the Openshot Icon is ...
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Changing application icon in window buttons XFCE panel item

I changed the icon for some applications by editing their .desktop item and specifying the new icon. This works, because the new icon is shown correctly in the whisker menu (in the list of favorite ...
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Icon stacking on the LXDE panel (Aero style)

One of the things I enjoy about Unity is the icon stacking. That is, having a shortcut icon on the launcher and when opening that application, the icons group together, rather than having multiple ...
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Wifi icon is not displayed

My networking status is on which is shown in first figure But the Networking icon i.e. the wifi icon is missing. How do I bring it back?
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Are there any icons for folders that fit in with gnome shell?

I want to give some folders different icons but I don't know where to get any from. I also want them to fit in with the default gnome shell theme.
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How to change the menu icon of mate desktop menu applet?

I am using the Mate Desktop Environment v-1.4.1 and having a Mate-Menu applet in the bottom panel: Shutdown [ICON] Applications Places System. See screenshot below. Is there any way to change or ...
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Change Icon of Wine Application in Unity Launcher

I frequently run a windows program with wine. When I open this program it shows up in the unity launcher as wine instead of the actual opened program. I have made a desktop launcher with the right ...
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The google chrome notification bell!

I am very new to ubuntu and completely new here, I love ubuntu, I have both a windows desktop and a macbookpro and I still now prefer using my ubuntu laptop! But now that you know that I am a newbie, ...
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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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Main menu icons missing in unity desktop

I would like to know if I can enable icons for GIMP's menu. If I can I'd like to know how can I do it. I can see the icons using right click but I can't see them on the top menu bar. Here is the ...
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changing unity dash icon

I tried to change the unity dash icon in /usr/share/unity/icons. I downloaded a .png with the same size and renamed it and copy-pasted to the folder, so I replaced the launcher_bfb.png with the new ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 totem video player show big play/pause icon on screen

After I updated my desktop to 14.04 totem or unity default video player show it's play/pause icon very big on the screen, and there is nothing in preferences that i can change it. any suggestions ? ...
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How to make a desktop icons smaller in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Just to clarify, I am not trying to change the size of the launcher icons but the icons on the desktop. I realize there is bunch of posts related to smaller desktop icons but the suggested solutions ...
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Numix uTouch broken icons

I using the Numix uTouch icon theme which is really cool. I downloaded the repository and moved the folder in /usr/share/icons. However there are still some broken icons: In the top panel Folders ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 add and remove icons from the system tray

I have been looking for a solution to remove the Spotify icon form the system tray, running Ubuntu 14.10 with a Unity desktop. I have done my reasearch and found that canonical has removed the ...