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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GTK theme, Window theme, and icon theme for Guest Account

Hi I want to change only the gtk, window and icon theme for my guest account. I looked at the CustomizeGuestSession guide but the first section I did not understand how to apply it to my need and the ...
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Customizing size of icons in the Dash

Upon searching for anything specific in the Dash, it displays a wide variety of items with huge icons for a 15.6 inch display on a laptop. I was wondering if there's any alternative to reduce the ...
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Ubunt 13.04 Icons disappeared [duplicate]

My Bars on top and at left disappeared. I can now only right click and choose - change desktop background - Pressing Ctrl+Alt+T bring terminal out. Problem is I know nothing about it. There is now ...
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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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I have lags when I'm deleting files from desktop with Xubuntu

I have Xubuntu 14.04 and I am experiencing some lags when I work with desktop icons, especially when I'm deleting them. Haven't notice that with Thunar filemanager and in System Monitor couldn't ...
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no LibreOffice icon in taskbar when directly opening a document file

First, i don't think it's an duplicate of: no LibreOffice icon in applications bar and/or LibreOffice icons missing from Unity task panel I am using: Ubuntu [15.04] with Cinnamon[2.8.0]-Desktop ...
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Preview TXT file with Space key is broken

Ubuntu 15.10 here, freshly upgraded. I used to have a bug that I hoped would have been fixed with this release, but it's still here, and it's annoying as hell for me as I work a lot with small TXT ...
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Distorted Icons on shortcut sidebar [duplicate]

I am continuously facing a problem where the icons in sidebar start to get distorted. When I restart my computer - this seems to go away. But it has a tendency to return if I log out and into my user. ...
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I have put my app icons to /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*x*/apps but referencing them by the name alone doesn't work - why?

I have put an icon (appropriate resolution versions of it) for a custom application of mine to /usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/myapp.png /usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/myapp.png ...
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Why are there SVG files in /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*x*/apps?

I thought SVG icons are meant to be placed in /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/ but ls -1 /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*x*/apps/*.svg gives ...
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Low resolution icons in user config directories overwriting default icons

Few icons appears in my Unity Dash and launcher in very low resolution. I found that is because some icons in ~/.thunderbird directory are been used instead of the ones in /usr/share/.. directories. ...
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Java jar launcher which preserves programmatically set icon and name

In my environment we have a lot of executable capsule jars which - depending on the environment they connect to - set a custom icon and name programmatically. This is done by calling ...
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Teamspeak 3 Sound breaks & Start with Icon

i have a Problem with the Teamspeak 3. 1. I can start it only with Command. But i want to start it like other programms with an icon. I have sound crashes/breaks every 2-3 Minutes for at least 3-5 ...
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I accidentally used xkill on my desktop - how can I get it back?

I ran xkill to force quit Chrome, and I clicked my desktop. The icons disappeared. Is there a command that will get them back? I'd rather not restart. I'm using GNOME and GDM.
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keyboard input meathods (ibus?) crashed, and icons randomly rearranging

Well, I got another issue, and it's this: One day, a mysterious window randomly popped up after a while after login, and after doing some basic stuff and using Kazam, I rebooted, and my icons began ...
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How to change the launcher icon of folders/files?

Every time I open a new Home window, the icon showed in the launcher is this: It should be a "folder image" but the icon showed seems to be a "snail". I would like to change it for another image.
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No icon and weather showing on conky

My Conky Setup is not showing the icon and weather information. I am running ubuntu gnome 14.04 LTS and conky used is bauraturia. See below screenshot: [ When I run conky in terminal I get this: a ...
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Changing themes and icons with Unity or Ubuntu Tweak, but getting same menu bar “defaults”

On Ubuntu 15.10, using Unity or Ubuntu tweak, I can change my Theme and Icons. But for some Icon sets, the menu bar icons seem to be the same. For example, this is what the menu icons for ...
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Theming Telegram Panel Icon (ubuntu 15.10)

I'm adapting an icon theme (FlatWoken) to fit my desktop. I seem to have a problem with Telegram icon. I can set a dash icon but no luck with the top panel indicator, as you can see in the picture ...
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Paper icon theme broken after upgrade with little RAM

After running a package upgrade with little RAM available, my Paper icon theme install is broken. apt-get purgeing and reinstalling the package, with reboots after every step, hasn't helped. When I ...
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15.10 Crashes when moving icons on desktop

Using cairo-Dock wonder if the problem is with Ubuntu or Cairo-Dock. But when I try to drag an Icon on the desktop (no matter what it is) it moves a few mm and then everything locks up for a couple ...
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Battery status indicator showing but “load” icon is missing

Here is the power indicator : On load : On battery: Recent changes : I just paired a new logitech device using Unify. I reinstalled solaar and solaar-gnome3, paired, reboot, then the issue ...
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Start Up Menu And Icons Have Disappeared

Start menu and all icons are missing from my desktop. I am unable to use any programs, I'm also unable to min/max/close pages, and I have to force SHUTDOWN everytime I need to. In order to get on the ...
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15.10 Reinstall Failed did Clean Install

I backed up /home to external drive and did clean install 15.10 because upgrade from 15.04 got interrupted. Now the system is up and running but most of system icons and folder icons are missing. In ...
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No icons or launcer appears after login. I have tried everything

So after login the screen doesn't show any icons or anything else,its just background. I did some google searching and also on this site and i found this solution Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, ...
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How to change only folder icons in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am using Ultra-flat-orange icon pack, I am satisfied with all the icons but I just don't like the folder icon, is there any way by which I can change only the folder icon (I want to keep the other ...
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Opening a New Window from Unity (Firefox)

I am using multiple workspaces. Whenever I click the Firefox icon in the Unity toolbar it takes me to the workspace with Firefox currently open which is a useful feature. However, every time I click ...
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What are possible directories for .desktop files and their icons, and when to use what directory?

Here are some of the directories where .desktop files describing applications can be found: ~/local/.share/applications /usr/share/applications /usr/share/app-install/desktop Perhaps there are even ...
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How to align desktop icons with consistent icon sizes and short file names?

I find it very annoying that the icons on the desktop are not aligned in a proper grid. The icon sizes are not consistent and longer file names are shown on multiple lines, this is just plain ugly and ...
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Is there a way to 'snap' desktop icons into a straight line? [duplicate]

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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Tray icons dissapeared ubuntu 15.10

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm experiencing some issues related to tray icons not appearing in the top right corner. For example, programs such as Skype or Dropbox initiate on startup, as i ...
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Just install Ubuntu 12.04 on my iMac G5 and have only a white screen with no Icons How can this be fixed?

I am a beginner at this and am having trouble with trying to get Ubuntu 12.04 just freshly installed on my powerpc imac G5. every time i turn on my imac it takes a bit for Ubuntu to come up but when ...
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unity dash icons missing

Some system icons in the unity dash are missing, as displayed in the picture below, such as System Settings, Details, etc. How can I get them back? I tried to change to another theme, but it didn't ...
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Lock the position of desktop icon 14.03

I was wondering if there is a way to prevent a user from moving a desktop icon but it still be usable? I am on ubuntu 14.03 32 bit. Any help wnd suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
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Xubuntu 14.04: task bar icon for google chrome is gone? [closed]

I think since the lastest google chrome update (today), the icon used in the task bar looks like this: but at least in the launcher, it still looks "ok": When I check the launcher properties ...
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How can I display Font Awesome fonts in Character Map?

I am running on Ubuntu 14.04 x64, and I've just installed FontAwesome - firstly by running install on the ttf file, which I grabbed from http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/; and secondly by ...
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how do I set my icon grid to a better shape?

I'm running a Lubuntu 14.04 in my computer. I wanna use auto-arrange the icons in the desktop but the columns in wich they arrange have too wide horizontal separation. Is there some parameter to ...
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View list of all available unique icons with their names and thumbnail

I want to see what icons are installed and available on my system and by which names I have to refer to them. How can I get a nicely formatted list of all unique icons (don't show several ...
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System Tray and Ibus

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64bit. Recently I have installed an input-method in the internet which is (Robo-iBus). I depicted figure below, icon bogo above English (US). Later, I removed it from my ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.10 - UI themes aren't correctly loaded

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10, and now themes aren't being applied correctly to the UI. Fonts are rendered inconsistently, with elements appearing in what seems an old GTK default. My customized ...
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Ubuntu loads wrong icons theme and fonts

Sometimes ubuntu loads default icon theme instead of Faenza icons and fonts look weird: But when I do setsid unity Icons are fixed and when I do nautilus -q Fonts are fixed Where is ...
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Material Design Icons

Hi I am looking for a software very similar to this. Is there any program for Ubuntu that does the same as this generator?
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Panel applet icon changed

I changed my Desktop environment from Unity to Gnome 3 in my Ubuntu 14.04, it worked well but I didn't like it so much so I switched back to Unity.But now as I login to unity one of the icons in the ...
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Unable to change system and nautilus icons in Ubuntu 14.04 and Unity Tweak Tool

I have been experimenting with new themes provided by noobslab.com, and I am having issues applying all parts. It seems the only icons I can set are Ubuntu's default, anything else gives me blank ...
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Desktop background and icons messup

Using the latest Ubuntu Wiley Werewolf with linux mint cinnamon menu (hey im not up to speed on terms here bear with me!) Anyways usually when the system update comes on or if i use wine and ...
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how to change dota 2 Icon?

I'm new in using ubuntu, I just started 2 days ago. I've installed steam which worked perfectly but the only thing is when I installed dota 2, the Icon isn't correct it only shows me this onehere's a ...
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disable launcher icons in another workspace [duplicate]

I use one workspace for watching movies and another workspace for my work. I don't want that folder icon opened in one workspace to be displayed in other workspace i.e.my first workspace in which I ...
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How to fix huge FS Icons in Ubuntu 15.04 menubars?

The FS Icons in Ubuntu 15.04 appear huge in the menubars of some applications like Nautilus, Gedit, Calculator, etc. How can the FS icon sizes be corrected to work in Ubuntu 15.04? Here is what the ...
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Numix circle theme - change one Icon

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Thinkpad T450. I installed numix-circle-theme like that: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install numix-icon-theme-circle and ...