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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Get nemo to use proper icon resolution

Most icon themes have a set of different sized icons that will be used for the same thing but change depending on the size of the icon being viewed. In nemo, if I want to change the icon of a file or ...
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Custom folder icon in lubuntu's PCman File Manager

i just want to ask, if anyone knows how to change icons of programs, folder etc. in PCman FileManager, Nautilus or Dolphin can do this, but PCman not. Thanks for reply PS: i want to change it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Desktop icon is not running my BASH script

I have a simple script runme.sh which works when i run from terminal. #!/bin/bash chromium-browser "https://askubuntu.com/" But i need to make it now runnable for normal Users. So i place a desktop ...
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How can I specify a custom icon for different folders in Unity?

I would like to have certain folders have their own custom icons. I've been doing this with scripts for some time, by creating .desktop files like the following: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application ...
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Dead link for Eclipes in the Ubuntu's launcher

I'm trying to lock Eclipse's icon to the launcher for a fast and easy access to it, using the simplest way of launching Eclipse, and then right clicking the Eclipse icon at the launcher and choosing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will not show network manager icon

My wireless information is here at http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/8379981/ . I have tried stopping the Network Manager and deleting the .state file associated with it, then restarting the process. No ...
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No thumbnails for fresh installed xmind and projectlibre application

I've just installed Xmind and Projectlibre in Ubuntu 14.04 64bits. When I click on a .xmind file, it opens Xmind. When I click on a .pod file, it opens ProjecLibre and that's ok. But they both have ...
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launcher icons can not be changed

I deleted something cache folder since I can not move and delete icons from the launcher bar. I did a reset the icons, reinstall desktop and unity, the whole system (didn't touch the /home) could ...
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How do I change the icon for .doc, .odt, .ods .xls .ppt filetypes from LibreOffice icon to OpenOffice icon?

The "problem" I am facing is that I uninstalled the Ubuntu 14.04's default LibreOffice and installed OpenOffice , but the .doc, .xls, .odt, .ods .... files even though they open by default with ...
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How do I move an icon from the desktop to the menu in Gnome Flashback?

I have an icon for Photoshop that was added to my desktop by Play On Linux. I'd rather have that icon be in the Graphics submenu of my Main Menu. How do I move it?
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How to lock drive Icon on launcher? [duplicate]

I unintentionally unlocked one drive from launcher ? How to add again ?
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How to restore drive icon on Unity Launcher?

I have 2 WINDOWS drive icon on Unity Launcher but I unlock 1 from Unity Launcher. How to restore it?
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Ubuntu launcher (shorcuts bar) multiline view

Is there a way to set ubuntu launcher (or however that line on the side of the screen is called where shortcuts for applications are listed) view to be multiline (at least two lines) instead of ...
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Set the Google Chrome icon back to default

I get "some webpage's tag-Google Chrome" after I put my cursor upon the Google icon of the sidebar. How can I restore the tag back to the default?
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How do I make a Chromium application shortcut that works properly while not on the desktop?

This question is more related to Unity than Chromium itself. When I make an application shortcut, the .desktop file works but when I move it to another folder like /Documents/webapps, then lock it to ...
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How do I change the icon for a particular file type?

I'm trying to change the icon for application/x-hwp files. I've added the icons to the proper places, and checked it with assoGiate (after reading this thread). It shows that my desired icon is ...
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Ubuntu Gnome and application icon in top bar?

When I install application that add icon in top bar, I don't see anything in top bar. Is GNOME shell restricts iconns? How can I change it to let application icon to be added there?
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Grub2 icons question

Every time grub updates, due to normal updates, I lose some icons on the grub menu. I have to manually edit the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file and add '--class ubuntu' (or whatever) to lines that no longer ...
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14.04: Icons missing in system settings

This problem has appeared here before, but in my case it has a special twist: I am running Ubuntu 14.04, fresh install, no upgrade. the icon for the System settings shown in the launcher (the wheel ...
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Running CLI/terminal programs as entirely separate program (i.e not as an instance of Urxvt with -e toggle?)

I'm currently running Openbox as WM, with Urxvt as terminal emulator, and zsh as shell. I use Mutt for emailing, Ranger for files, Cortex for redditing, Newsbeuter for RSSing. All of these programs ...
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My desktop icons have gone out of view

I have just two icons on my desktop The Home folder and my Kindle. Until recently they worked well, However,today, when I turned on my computer, they had vanished. I checked the settings and it said ...
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Unity - 14.04 - Set Launcher Icon Size - via command line

I've got a few computers, all coming to the end of their life. The first couple have gone and I find myself again having to re-install ubuntu on it's resurrected remains and then laboriously ...
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Lubuntu Unable to arrange desktop icons?

I am able to arrange the icons on my desktop by name if I have the panel at the bottom of the screen, but the moment I put it on the top of the screen it messes up my files and puts them with spaces ...
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In xfce4, how can I associate an icon to an executable

Ubuntu 12.04, xfce4. I run commands from the command line, not from a launcher. (This shouldn't make a difference, but some replies have assumed I want to click on a launcher and that's not the ...
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.desktop files: how to specify the icon path

I had a look at the .desktop files on my 12.04 Ubuntu system, and many of them do not have a full path specification for their icon file. It is rather something like: Icon=anjuta or Icon=vlc or ...
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.desktop restore icon expects what size?

I created a .desktop file and set its icon to a png file that is 144x144 pixels. However on creation the icon is a white paper. I have to click resize and make it either bigger or smaller to take. And ...
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Icons appeared alone and I can't delete them

It's very strange, the computer freeze and I restart it. After the restart I saw 3 icons appeared on the desktop. I can't delete them! Right click - "Delete" is not active, as well as the keybord. ...
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Systray Icons missing after App Crash

After installing Alarm Clock (alarm-clock) from the Software Center, the program immediately crashed and made the icons in my systray disapear except for Power, Sound, Time/Date, and the Gear. I ...
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How do I change the software center icon in the launcher?

I'm not a big fan of the Software Center icon (apparently I'm not the only one: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/09/software-centre-icon-proposal). Is there a way change it? The answers to this ...
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Icons for images or videos never load in ubuntu 14.04!

I am useing ubuntu 14.04 and I just recorded some videos of my desktop vir kazam and I noticed that The Icons never load. So I thought that this is not a big issue, They'll load eventually but they ...
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How can I hide the text under the desktop icons?

I want to display the desktop icons without the text. I only have the Home and Trash icons on the desktop. Any sugestions?
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How can I set icons on a desktop accessed via a VNC server

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I have a desktop accessed via virtual desktop with icons set how I like. However, when I start a VNC server and access the desktop via said VNC server, the icons are there but ...
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Unity Dash Application search results - some icons appear as blank page icons

Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on Dell E6420 (Sandybridge graphics) Open Unity Dash search My filters are set only on "Applications" and "Files & Folders" I type : Software The results are good but some ...
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Weird graphical glitches with Xubuntu 14.04 including folder icons disappearing on mouseover

I’ve just installed the above version on my ailing Dell Dimension tower PC - great to be able to get it up and running again... The only thing is that there seems to be a strange graphics issue - ...
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Skype and 14.04, get to the main window directly

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I'm currently going through all the things the upgrade messed up (themes, icons, menus, ...). One of the last things I'd like to fix is the Skype icon ...
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How do I change the unity launcher dash home icon in ubuntu 12.04?

Okey, Before anyone rates this as duplicate of anything! I have researched. And I am sorry if my response for my previous questions was bad, I did not mean to do so, some personal things happened, I'm ...
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How to change workspace switcher icon when using more workspaces?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I would like to see current workspace position while using more than 4 workspaces. When I changed number of WS with compiz-config/unity-tweak/ubuntu tweak I realized that ...
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How to remove an icon from the menu bar without uninstalls?

I know, one can uninstall or blacklist a particular app or service so that it doesn't show up on the top menu bar, but is there a way you can voluntarily, and safely (without any Terminal bashing or ...
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How to manage the icons in the top bar (14.04 & metacity)

I've installed VirtualBox and this icon appeared in the desktop top bar. I now how to add icons with drag & drop but how to remove one? When trying to drap&drop it in the destop trash ...
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Rhythmbox control buttons not displayed properly

After an upgrade to Kubuntu 14.04 and to Rhythmbox 3.02 the control buttons in the upper left corner (play/stop, next/previous song, repeat, shuffle) and other icons (music library, libre.fm etc.) are ...
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Duplicate (Spotify) Icon in launcher

I have installed spotify on Ubuntu 13.04 and have locked the icon on the launcher. But when I exit the program fully or even restart and use that icon to open spotify, a new icon is created or a ...
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Network Indicator icon in system tray is missing in 12.04

My Network indicator icon is missing in 12.04. I have tried all answers of askubuntu but no luck. When I run nm-applet or nm-applet & in terminal it gives message as ** Message: applet now ...
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How to add a mimetype icon in the home directory?

About the mimetype I have created a mimetype and I want to add an icon for it. The mimetype is for To-do lists, it matches the TODO pattern and is of type text/todo. I can confirm that upon ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Modded PNG Tray icon by Photoshop not work?

I tried to mod some images from Tray icon folder (in /usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps ) to fit with my theme. I made new PNG with same size (22x22) by Photoshop to replace. But it seem not to work ...
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Hide padlock symbols in Thunar (Xubuntu)

I manage the computers in our local youth house. I've made an new account and changed the ownership of the desktop folder and icons so they couldn't be edited or removed. Now there's appearing a ...
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How can I auto align desktop icons on right side?

I keep my docky dock on left side of desktop and it overlaps desktop icons and their names when intellihide mode is on. Is there a way to align desktop icons on right side always, mac style?
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How to “Hide the notification icon” of Chromium? [duplicate]

Details are given of how to Hide the notification icon in Windows and on a Mac. So far I cannot find an equivalent option in my version of Chromium 36.0.1985.125 Ubuntu 12.04 (283153). If it ...
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Systray icons missing ubuntu 14.04

We use Druva inSync for backups at the office. However after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 , we have been struggling to get the tray icons working. We have followed all steps we used in previous ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus icons size

After upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, I tried a bit of tweaks. Not sure which tweak was responsible but now I have nautilus icons that are very small. Though in the preferences the icons size is ...
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why Kubuntu KDE default Start Menu Icon not using Kubuntu icon just like Ubuntu?

I wonder, why Kubuntu team does not use Kubuntu Icon in KDE Start menu just like Ubuntu?