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 is this panel indicator/menu bar icon?

Had this panel indicator pop up on my menu bar...anyone know what it is? The icon is a Satellite dish with a computer monitor. I've been looking around online but haven't found any info. My computer ...
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How to remove icons from ''all applications''?

I installed Star Wars: Battlefront 2 through Wine and then I uninstalled it. But icons for that game are still in my all applications panel. There is icon for another game also. I want to remove ...
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Where can I download some default ubuntu icons

I am writing a software in Java (javafx) for Ubuntu/Linux and I need some icons (such as does in gedit for example, the save icon,the search icon...) where can I find a set of such icons?
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In Unity, how do I make desktop shortcuts (a la Windows, OSX)?

So, I'm using Ubuntu for the first time, and I like it in general. I've got this problem with the launcher, though: I can't drag and drop ANYTHING on to the desktop, only make shortcuts and folders ...
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How to add drive/partition-icon to the launcher?

My dualboot-system (win7 / ubuntu 12.04) has a ntfs-formatted partition called "/share" for files I use both in win7 and ubuntu (e.g. pictures, music etc.). I'd like to have a symbol of this drive in ...
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Installing and activating themes on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Unity, how to do?

There are lots of cursor, icon, window and GTK themes on the web and I downloaded some of them, but I do not know how to figure out if they are compatible with Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit Unity? ...
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How can I set up PyCharm to launch from the Launcher?

I have installed PyCharm on my brand new Ubuntu 13.10 laptop. To launch PyCharm, I find I must navigate to the directory that pycharm lives in, and execute it from there as such: cd ...
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Starting a script in a Desktop icon

I have the following .desktop file on my Desktop: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Robomongo Comment=Launch Robomongo Exec=/usr/local/robomongo-0.8.4-i386/bin/robomongo.sh ...
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Create an icon of Sage 6.4.1 in the panel of Ubuntu14.04 LTS

I have install recently Sage6.4.1 in my Ubuntu14.04 LTS(32bit). Here is the screenshot of the installation process: After installation the sage: I want to create an icon of Sage 6.4.1 in the ...
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System settings suddenly locked to defaults

I accidentally pulled the power cable from my laptop, which is without its battery, during a session of Ubuntu 14.04, causing a hard shutdown. I then plugged the cable back, turned the laptop back on, ...
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Komodo Edit does not show correct file association icons

the main problem which I'm tring to resolve is that my Komodo Edit text editor all of a sudden began to show Mathematica icon for every file (yesterday I just had installed Mathematica 10). This is ...
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How to change/customize Dropbox (folder)emblem-icons?

I already changed all emblem-icons (I found so far on my system) in: /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist/images/emblems /usr/share/nautilus-dropbox/emblems/ to no avail. Rebooting the OS doesn't ...
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How to make Ubuntu text color easier to read?

In Ubuntu 14.04 default text and icons color are gray and these are less clear and not easily to read. How can I make that colors darker and change to black or something else?
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I have an invisible icon in my launcher

I created a desktop shortcut using this command: `gnome-desktop-item-edit –create-new ~/Desktop` Then I thought it would be a great idea to see if I can drag the icon onto the launcher. I tried ...
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How to restore the down arrow icon on the Downloads folder in the home directory?

I removed the original Downloads folder in the home directory and created a new one with the same name, but the down arrow icon on the new Download folder now disappeared. Could someone please tell me ...
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Can I change the desktop text/icon text color?

I have a white desktop background and so text on any icons on the desktop end up somewhat merging with the background - and it's not the nicest to look at. What I'm wondering is, is there a way - ...
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Unity lenses - can I make the icons smaller

They are pretty big, which is a problem when many results are found. Unfortunately, they don't respond to the launcher's icon resizing. Are they configurable in .dconf or anywhere?
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I removed eclipse from my system, but the dash board still shows the icon

The eclipse package files are not even found in the synaptic. I did not even find any positive search results of "eclipse" even in the hidden folders . How could I remove the junk icon of eclipse? But ...
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Is there a way to 'snap' desktop icons into a straight line?

I have searched here and elsewhere at length and found several good looking suggestions, but none of them have helped. I use 11.04 and despite my efforts to line up my icons in a pleasing & neat ...
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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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Error when trying to create desktop icons

New user to Ubuntu 14.04, and having trouble trying to create desktop icons. When I drag and drop it tells me : Error while copying. There was an error getting information about “/”. Unable to get ...
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Desktop Icons not showing on desktop

Just installed Ubuntu 14 and I'm brand new to it. I have programs that are installed I see when I search but do not show in the dock to the left or on the desktop. How do I add desktop icons? I tried ...
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My computer doesn't show icons

I was experimenting with my computer, one with the Ubuntu 14.04 and i accidentally erase some very important library tampering with synaptics. What i was trying to do, if you ask was just eliminate ...
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How to restore icons on the top-right corner in the top-bar?

I just restored the left panel of ubuntu using the post: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, but the icons on the top-right corner in the top bar (like those in ...
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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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Nautilus 3 Icons different on boot

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.10 installed. I'm having a weird issue that upon boot I see what looks to me like the KDE icons (I did have Plasma installed at one point) on the desktop, but if ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 desktop icons disordered

Since the 14.10 update, the desktop icons are arranged automatically every time the computer is restarted. It is really annoying. Is there a way to avoid that?
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Deluge: missing systray icon in XFCE Panel (Xubuntu)

I installed the latest Deluge version, i enabled both "enable tray icon" and "minimize in tray when closing", but i can't see any tray icon and if i close the program i can't see anything at all and ...
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Viber notification is not in the right position [duplicate]

This question is basically the same question as Annoying Viber notification, but the guy there didn't get any answer. So I am also posting it as I couldn't find any answer anywhere. As you can ...
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Changing default file icon

I changed the default application association for a mimetype that was wrong just editing the file .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list. Just doing this was not sufficient to change also the ...
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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 ...
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How to manually edit specific gnome-panel icons?

I recently got the Drakfire Ultra White icons for my laptop and noticed that the bluetooth icon in the Indicator Applet uses the wrong size. New Drakfire icons: Making it spread out more than it ...
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How to change the default desktop icon size?

How to change the size of desktop icons? I tried gconf-editor as given at How to change desktop icon size? . I am not getting the option for changing size at app > nautilus > icon_view. I am ...
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Context menu icons in Nautilus 3.10.1?

Not having context menu icons in Nautilus 3.10 makes it a bit more difficult to identify and remember the position of options. How to enable them?
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Using the icons shown in /usr/share/applications instead of sqaure ones

I am running Lubuntu and would like to get rid of the square application icons and just use the icon pictures shown in the /usr/share/applications folder. How would I do this?
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Change a single icon in the Unity launcher panel?

I have a third-party application, (in this case, Oracle SQLDeveloper which is a java application), that I installed manually (i.e. not through apt). When I ran it, I selected to "Lock to Launcher" so ...
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How to completely restore Unity Launcher (all icons are missing)? Ubuntu 14.10

I was a little too brave in Terminal (manual "sudo rm -rf name_of_icons/themes" cleaning) and it seems I broke Unity. At first I did see some icons in left-pane, but after using command unity ...
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dissapearing menu on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I recently switched to Ubuntu and after I installed my NVidia driver package by using sudo apt-get install nvidia-current I relaunched my pc and everything seemed fine in the login screen but after I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Shell 3 Missing icons in dropdown menus in Eclipse

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Shell 3. Icons don't appear in dropdown menus in Eclipse. I have just follow many tutorial and wiki to solve problem. Nothing I've tried works. Can anyone help me?
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Problem changing icons in ubuntu 14.04

I wanna change program icons. I previous versions I just went into /usr/share/applications and changed the icon of what I wanted. In 14.04 I repeat this and it doesn't work. Moreover, if I enter in ...
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Status icons dissappeared from the panel, help!

Recently I was installing and uninstalling useful icons, they appears next to Volume, Network, Battery, Date, Time, etc. But now they are gone! any idea for how to bring back them? I'm using Ubuntu ...
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How to lock desktop icons on XFCE

I'm wondering if is there any way to have a functionality like in KDE: I can set icons to be "locked", so they will not change of location. But in XFCE when I start a game in 800*600 resolution and ...
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Wifi Icon Missing

I know there are current threads that have been solved for this issue, but none of them have seemed to help me. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 My wifi icon on the top has disappeared, I can still connect ...
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Removing “install Lubuntu” icon from persistant USB

Thanks in advance for any help. I want to give young students USB drives with persistent Lubuntu installs. When I prepare these drives, I move the desktop icon, "install Lubuntu" to the trash. I ...
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Strange icon problem in lubuntu

Almost in every application (the file browser, the system profiler, even firefox start page) icons don't display properly. Some of them are white squares, and appear if I move my cursor, some of them ...
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Nautilus Folder Custom Icon syncronize

I have a series of photo directories that I synchronize between computers using Dropbox. ~/Dropbox/Pics/Album1 ~/Dropbox/Pics/Album2 In each of these, I have assigned the folder to have a custom ...
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Themes don't load

My themes don't load fully on start-up. The desktop top panel, window top panel, launcher icons, and desktop icons stay in the default theme while my docky loads up with my assigned theme. This isn't ...
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my System Settings Icon is messing

when I open "Systems Settings" button I found many Icons are messing.I don't know when it begins,is there any method to recovery all the Icon. this is all my Systems Settings Icon: ![][this is my ...
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How to remove Launcher and go back to desktop icons? [duplicate]

So can I go back to the old Menu Desktop. I would like the old desktop like in 9.04
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accidentally deleted desktop folder, now all gui icons on screen default to /home/user/

I accidentally deleted the /home/user/Desktop folder and I would like to recreate this directory and assume the directories' old capabilities. For Instance, since the ~/Desktop folder was deleted, all ...