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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Application Startup Icon Locked (root)

I have installed a program, an icon appears on the desktop, but it has a picture of a lock on it, and clicking it does nothing. It's a program I installed from a file. ...
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Repository/Update Problems - Please Help [closed]

I should start by saying that I am running Elementary OS Luna, which is a branch of the Ubuntu family. You can refer to the screenshot for further reference. Rather recently, a little pop up began ...
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Making .desktop files - Just a few questions

I would like to ask some questions about .desktop files, and figure something out that I think would be rather nifty. I will start by saying I am running [elementary OS Luna] with kernel ...
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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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custom icon in “Places” menu

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, but I know the basics. I read the "How do I change the folder icons in the “Places” menu?" but it didn't help, did the option #2 since I want to specify it for a single ...
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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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Opera Developer gets wrong (red) icon when launched from terminal

I have Opera Developer installed in Ubuntu 14.04 When I start Opera-developer from the dash it starts and has a blue icon in the Application but when start Opera from the terminal (for example with ...
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How to set icons of my favorite apps to the desktop? [duplicate]

My favorite app icons should be displayed on my desktop. How can I do this? Thanks.
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Unity Lens Google Chrome Icon Will Not Go Away

I was watching a youtube video, and quit chrome. For some reason, chrome saved itself as the youtube video name as in instead of Google Chrome, it is saved on the unity lens as "Three Main reasons War ...
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Deleted /default/index.theme

Could anyone who is using the standard Ambiance or Radiance themes and icons, please post me a copy of this file /usr/share/icon/default/index.theme , I overwrote it by accident and do not have a ...
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Removing desktop icons

In Ubuntu 14.04 Unity places Computer, Home and Trash icons on the desktop. I've tried using Unity-Tweak to remove them but they're still there. How can I remove them?
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Cannot set icon [closed]

When I put file icon.png in to the usr/share/icons folder (doing that as root), I can't set that icon on my application latter on. When I try, I navigate to the icons folder, but that icon doesn't ...
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Computer, Home and Trash Icon appears [duplicate]

After I restarted my computer with ubuntu 14.04 on it a Computer, a Home, and a Trash-Icon appeard on my Desktop. How do I remove them? I already tried it with gconf, but that didn't work. Thanks
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Buttons and icons disappear when not mousing over them while using GNOME 3

I'm interested in trying out various desktop environments, so i went into the Ubuntu Software center and installed the full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components. I then log-out and log-in ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Google Chrome Broken [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and Chrome seems to have broken with no way out. I was fiddling with the command line flags, and I activated something that I did not want. I disabled it and restarted the ...
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Application Indicator icon not changing until clicked

I have an application indicator which shows the moon phase/orientation as its icon (along with a text label). When the indicator does an update (several times per hour), the icon is recreated (as an ...
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How can I convert a coloured icon to a monochrome one?

I recently compiled goldendict from source. To my dismay I discovered that there were no monochrome appindicator icons included. At the moment I am stuck with this: I tried converting the icons to ...
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How can I change Dropbox's indicator applet icon?

After installing Dropbox I was happy to see that although the installer said it would be version 0.6.7, it actually installed Dropbox 1.1.0. This version includes the new application indicator. ...
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How to remove the Ubuntu One icon from the top bar

Ever since I created a Ubuntu One account, the top bar has had the little Ubuntu One cloud icon in it. I prefer not to have very many icons in the top bar, and since Ubuntu One is easy to access, I ...
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Dropbox icon disappears on restart

The dropbox icon is not displaying on the indicator panel in the top right hand corner. I tried to implement this solution and it works temporarily after I start and stop dropbox as suggested. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dropbox icon missing in tray (no working solution)

I have the dropbox missing icon display problem. I try solutions like "sudo apt-get install libappindicator1", removing all the package and dropbox directories, reinstalling and no icon shows up. ...
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Issue with Sublime Text Unity icon

I just installed Sublime Text 3 via the terminal from the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer ...
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Desktop Icons - creation [duplicate]

How can I create Icons on the Desktop. Using Ubuntu 14.04(Unity). I think terminal will help, the problem is that I am new to Ubuntu. Linking can not work I Tried it. Thanks in advance
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Are USC applications allowed to install .desktop files?

Ubuntu's official site for developers says: Technical requirements: In order for your application to be distributed in the Software Centre it must: Be in one, self-contained directory when ...
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Where can I find alternative folder icons?

I want to find alternative icons for nautilus folder. I don't want to find application or something else icons But Icons for Folders only (In other words Alternative Nautilus folder/directory icons.) ...
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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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Akgregator probelms: try icon and favicons

I use Akgregator in Unity and I have two problems: I don't see the try icon (with the number of new messages): I don't see the favicons of the feeds, but only the default icon: How to solve ...
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Where to find command in ubuntu 14.04 to mount the ntfs partition when clicked on the icon?

My question seems to be related to auto mount partition when login, but it is more of learning about the inner command used by ubuntu OS for mounting the drive when the icon is clicked. So, my ...
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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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How to identify broken symlinks?

I have more than 1000 icons in a single directory and also there are hundreds of shortcuts (symbolic links?) inside that directory with different names, some of symbolic links are broken, i need to ...
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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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Unity icons disappared

Hi guys I have newly setup and installed all the updates for Ubuntu but a few of the icons on the Unity bar are not showing up and I'm getting gray boxes instead for system settings, terminal and ...
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My Faenza icon theme contains an icon for spotify, but I can't seem to change the icon

So, I installed spotify (on 14.04) using this method. It created a spotify folder in /opt/. My faenza icon theme seems to work for almost all supported apps except for spotify. I tried changing the ...
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Is there an icon pack for nautilus right click menu?

I saw in default gnome theme icons when I clicked right the mouse. The icons are very useful for orientation in the menu. See the picture below. How can I add some icons to standard ubuntu theme? If ...
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xUbuntu Default desktop Icons do not display?

Even though I have the default icons set to display in Settings, they do not display. See the image below. Ideas????
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Xubuntu issue - where are the default desktop icons disapeared? [duplicate]

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 LTS and for some reason the default desktop icons (Trash, File System, and Home) have disappeared? Anyone have any ideas where they went and how to get them back?
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how to change specific icons in the unity launcher (ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

I would like to change some specific icons in the launcher but no matter what I try I cannot solve this issue if someone could possibly supply step by step I would be grateful.
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Change the application icon theme but not changing the panel icons [duplicate]

Downloading and setting a new icon theme modifies the top panel icons. I want to keep the panel icons (Ubuntu-mono-dark theme). Is that possible? How can I change the applications/folders & ...
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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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How to package an application icon properly?

There is an blog article on ubuntu developer blog. http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/02/how-to-prepare-a-compiled-application-for-ubuntu-software-center/ I followed all steps exactly. But the ...
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Xubuntu-possible to change the icons of the application indicators separately?

I was wondering if it is possible to change how to icons look in the top panel (application indicators?) separately. I am in love with the Numix Circle icon package, but unfortunately, its application ...
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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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Fix bad encoding in Firefox in Kubuntu 14.04

This time I have a question to which maybe some of you may find trivial (hopefully!). I'm running Firefox 30.0 in Kubuntu 14.04 (fresh install) and I'm having a weird problem, in some sites some ...
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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 don't change on theme change

I have changed my theme but the battery, messaging and network icons won't change. It shows the regular Gnome icons. How can I change these? Here's a screenshot:
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How to change/customize Copy.com Nautilus overlay icons?

The grey Copy.com overlay icons, which indicate a file's synchronization or upload status in Nautilus, appear less integrated with the Ubuntu look and feel, compared to the icons that were used by the ...
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Lubuntu nm-applet wifi icon missing [duplicate]

I have a Lubuntu (now 14.04) installation. Recently, I logged in to find that the Wi-Fi icon had disappeared, and there was some sort of a keyboard icon in it's place. I have restarted multiple times, ...
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How should one lock Wine apps to the Unity launcher?

I have installed the Rosetta Stone language learning software successful with Wine. When I click and drag the Rosetta Stone icon from the Dash to the launcher, the other icons make way for it, but ...
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How Do I Create Mime Types For New Documents (Command Line)?

How do I give my application's custom document a custom icon? Additionally, how do I make the file manager open these documents when a user double clicks on them? I have to do this on the command ...