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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How to disable .txt content icon preview? [duplicate]

I wish to permanently disable the process that generates a preview of any file content (specially text files) and generates an new icon for it. Sometimes my programs quickly update several files and ...
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.desktop icon sizing

I have a single question, but am trying to accomplish two things. 1.Fix an icon that suddenly went missing. 2.Create my own icons. I know that the icons are usually defined in /usr/share/applications/...
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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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Ubuntu 15.10 inkscape,gimp,libre…all app top drop-down menu icons missing

This is inkscape: This is gimp: I tried few days but It is still not works. I hope you can help .thank you guys
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Foxit icon picture is missing from Dashboard

I installed Foxit Reader from the Foxi web page. Hear is the link of the Foxi reader. I have a problem, the icon in ubuntu dashboard is there but the picture is missing. When I first installed the ...
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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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(rEFInd) Different icon for Ubuntu Recovery

I just installed rEFInd for dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. However, there are three entries on boot. Windows 10 Ubuntu Ubuntu Recovery Is there a way to change the icon for Ubuntu ...
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Kate is missing all button icons

After removing KDE and switching to xfce, I discovered that Kate has lost all button icons, while Kile has not. I guess some configuration file refers to missing files, but what file is it. I tried to ...
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after installation kubuntu some application launcher icon missing

After installation kubuntu some application launcher icon missing.Please check screen-shot I have already try moving .kde,cache and .local file but not got any success. Please help !
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the system settings icon disappeard, how to restore it?

The systems settings icon, i.e., the gear wheel in the screenshot here with yellow circle suddenly disappeared. I have no more information to offer because it just suddenly disappeared. How to restore ...
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How can I change the icon of an application in the Unity launcher?

I'm trying to change the icon of a specific application (Pidgin) in my Ubuntu 11.10 Unity launcher. I have tried searching in the options and in the Compiz settings but could locate no option for ...
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Arc Theme not changing launcher

I have just installed the Arc theme on Ubuntu 15.10. However, I noticed that the launcher did not update - it is still the default launcher, save for the icon pack I downloaded. Taking a look at the ...
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Trying to fix no-audio now no system center icon

I began trying to fix a no-audio issue then lost the system center icon. I have implemented all suggested fixes on this thread with no result. The last situation is this: bill@bill-Precision-...
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Removing Numix icon package from Ubuntu 15.10

How to remove Numix icon package from Ubuntu 15.10
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WiFi icon often not appearing in icons tray

I installed Kubuntu 15.10 since a couple of days on my computer. I noticed that the WiFi icon does not appear in the icon tray at startup, and this makes managing the network connection quite longer. ...
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Icon missing when application is launched

I've created an application launcher in /usr/share/applications that launches rdesktop. The file specifies an icon name and I've added the icons to: /usr/share/icons/HighContrast/48x48/apps /usr/...
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Panel Status Icons Wrong Color

Across the top of the panel, I have these status indicators: Language, Network Connection, Messaging, Volume, Time, and System. Upon format and fresh install of 13.10, I see that Language icon does ...
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How to remove text from file icons?

I am fairly new to Ubuntu (Linux). I noticed when creating a .java file or .py gives me an icon, however when I start writing code it overrides the thumbnail into showing text. Is there a way to ...
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customize KDE system tray's icons

I would like to replace default icons in KDE's system tray with my some other icons by my own. I use Ubuntu 14.10
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Messed up desktop and other folders

Recently i made an attempt to rename Desktop to desktop..and messed up some things.When i try to remove these folders from here..they get deleted from home directory. Following is screenshot of home ...
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How to fix icons in ardesia in Ubuntu 15.04?

I just installed ardesia on ubunty 15.04, and I can draw on screen but I can't see any icons in the sidebar, most notably I don't know how to exit the program. I had to stop it using top. Does anyone ...
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Install Themes and Icons from Elementary OS without pantheon

I know How to install the Pantheon desktop environment?, but I'd rather not install the whole desktop environment but only the theme and iconset. I can install Cairo dock That looks alike Plank (the ...
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Strange FB Icon App installed automatically via Firefox

I don't know exactly how it happened, but I was browsing Facebook and then I happened to click on a link. It not only opened in a new tab in the browser but a FB icon also appeared on my launcher. ...
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Minimize icon is corrupted when windows inactive

Minimize icon is corrupted when windows inactive I can include any other information that may prove to be relevant as needed, but I can't really think of where to start looking. $uname -a Linux ...
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Eclipse Icon not shown, desktop file points to xpm

I recently installed the latest version of Eclipse that I downloaded from the Eclipse website. It is located at /opt/eclipse. I have a symbolic link form /usr/bin/eclipse to /opt/eclipse/eclipse. I ...
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How to move icons on Kubuntu?

I'm new to Linux world. Recently I've installed Kubuntu and I don't know how to move icons on the desktop. When I drag an icon from applications (start menu) and drop it, I can't move it anymore. For ...
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Nautilus not showing folder icons in home folder

Usually folders like pictures and documents show up with an icon in nautilus. Since I have a 1TB hard drive for storage I decided to put the folders there instead and create a symbolic link to my home ...
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change thunderbird's icon while running

I'm searching a way to temporarily change the icon of an application (thunderbird in my case) while it's running. I tried a dozen of addons, but none if them did the job. Is there a way to code this? ...
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How make LibreOffice use theme icons instead of its own?

So I have Square icons theme installed in Unity environment and LibreOffice5.1 suite installed manually from deb packages on the official website. The easy solution would be using PPA for LO5.1 but ...
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Additional Folder Icons

Does anyone know of any additional folder icons, in the default style with additional images upon them, to use in Ubuntu? I would like to customise some of those I have created in my home folder but ...
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Icons and Themes not fully working Ubuntu 15.10

I installed the Flatabulous and Ultra-Flat-Icons themes from PPA's, which were successfully downloaded. However, when I apply them via Ubuntu Tweak, they do not apply. An interesting note is that ...
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How can I connect my laptop to the internet for the first time if the network-manger-icon is not displayed?

I bought a laptop for a friend and installed Ubuntu for him. Since he had no internet connection home when I delivered the laptop I didn't try to build up a connection until now. I opened the ...
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Ubuntu Gnome Top Bar Icon Look

I recently got myself Ubuntu Gnome, which I think looks really nice, but there is this one thing that kinda bothers me. Before I got Gnome I saw on screenshots that the icon of the current application ...
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Home folder opens again

I have a mounted partition, where my data lie. I click on the folder icon and it opens. I go to the 196 GB Volume (that's the place) and it opens. I open a file with gedit. Now, when I want to go ...
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How do I install updates after dismissing the popup?

The update green icon is the icon that pop-up and informs that you can install updates, or you can choose to be informed later. I wanted to install them now, but I accidentally clicked "Remind me ...
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Icons for source code files are not proper in Ubuntu file manager

Recently, I noticed that when I create an empty new file for source code (like .cpp or .hpp or .py) the initial icon is properly shown. However, as soon as I edit the file by adding some text and ...
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Where is an icon on the Kubuntu desktop stored?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04. I have an icon on my desktop that I would like to reuse somewhere else. The properties of the icon show the graphic, but not where the actual graphic file is located. How ...
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Install application ubuntu14.04 lts

I am a beginner , just want to ask why ubuntu doesn't create by default a run icon in my /usr/share/application. i installed netbeans and a run icon was created in the application directory but when i ...
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How to change Unity Dash icon [duplicate]

I want to change my ubuntu unity dash icon.I have tried many blogs but don't understand. Is it a command line process or Synaptic package manager system? How to do that?
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“Double quotes” are not displayed properly : Even in Fresh Installation

I noticed this strange bug on Ubuntu. When I open a terminal and select -> Edit-> Profile Preferences, I get the window as shown below ☟ . The double quotes are not being displayed properly, and I do ...
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wallch icon has moved and is distorted

The wallch icon used to appear in the top left corner of the screen, over the top of the circular red close window icon (as reported in Move or remove the wallch button on top left). It now appears ...
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repair ubuntu folders Icon

My Ubuntu folder icons are damaged. How can I repair it?
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Missing sound volume icon on screen top (14.04)

I have recently installed a fresh ubuntu 14.04. But the volume icon is missing. I can hear all kinds of sounds (rythmbox, youtube videos,...) ... I have already tried to install the package ...
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GNOME-SESSION-FALLBACK in trouble. Maybe someone can help

If you have multiple tasks opened on the bottom bar, you have to walk the bar one task at a time and extend each enough to close it by one means or another. You can logout or reboot in order to make ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Wily missing keyboard indicator icon

I don't know what exactly happened but all at once keyboard indicator icon went missing on panel: I have three input sources, so it should be displayed, my settings are on the screenshot below: ...
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Desktop file doesn't show icon in Launcher

I have a small script, which uses rsync to do a backup and some associated housekeeping, that I run from a .desktop file which contains the line Terminal=true The desktop file is in ~/.local/share/...
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Ubuntu 15.10 messed graphics after latest update

After latest Ubuntu auto-update, my whole system is messed up but most important one for me is strange icons. The icons are pixelated in launcher and System settings. There is some kind of black ...
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Extra non-working Rstudio icon in dash

New linux user with ubuntu 14.04. I installed Rstudio by downloading and then opening through the software center. After installation, I got an Rstudio icon in my dash, but clicking it had no effect. ...
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Is there some way to decrease folders/icons size in Nautilus 3.18?

In the newest Nautilus 3.18 the smallest folder/icon size is really too big. Is there some way to hack (or something) this program and set a smaller one?
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How to hide desktop icons text?

How can I hide the text shown under the icons on my desktop? Using Ubuntu 15.10. I did find older questions suggesting to use gconf-editor, but I know that gconf is old and now it's been replaced by ...