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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Run .JAR as application

I've noticed that when running a .JAR file the unity launcher can be quite annoying. If the JAR file is run in a terminal then the launcher icon is the one set in the application, as expected. ...
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Missing custom icons on my Python menu

In experimenting with building a small python gtk menu program I included ImageMenuItem widgets using custom icons that reside in a folder/package under the folder where my program resides. I used ...
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Icons show up when searching for app in dash, but not when the app is running and the icon appears on the left [duplicate]

Following from this question, some more troublesome output occurs. I re-created some rdesktop shortcuts using alacarte method described in the answers of the previous question. I changed their icons ...
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How can I remove my hard drive icons from my desktop?

I'd like to remove some of the icons on my desktop but I cant seem to find out how. Specifically I'm talking about my hard drive, its partitions, and the file system. Any help would be great! I'm ...
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Notification icon for wireless connection when using /etc/network/interfaces

I have modified /etc/network/interfaces in order to connect to my wireless network automatically on startup. My question: Is there a way, to put a notification icon on the top panel to confirm that ...
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Monochrome icons in Nautilus 3.4

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Nautilus 3.4.2. Is there any chance/mod to display monochrome icons in the sidebar like Nautilus 3.8? I get mono icons only with Lubuntubox icon set from lubuntu ppa.
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How to create icons on the desktop of ubuntu?

For example if I download a program, unzip it and how do I install it and make it appear the icon on the launcher or desktop?
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changing the icon theme has no effect (13.04)

Using gnome-shell 3.6 on Ubuntu 13.04. I installed gnome-tweak-tool, and I can use it to change both the shell theme and the current theme (ie. window borders). However, changing the icon theme has ...
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Can the 13.10 themes and icons be installed on 12.04

I like the themes and icons that are in the process of being developed for ubuntu 13.10. Is there a way to install these in ubuntu 12.04, which is my preferred environment? Thanks,
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Ubuntu 13.04 default icons in Ubuntu 12.04

Does anyone know where can I get Unity icons set from 13.04 to install it on 12.04? With kind regards, Abel Dean.
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Really Messed Up Icons

I deleted a file and all the icons got messed up, so I ran the commands : (12.10 restore default theme) gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme '' gsettings set ...
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How could I create a docklet or Icon in the Unity

I have think about what Dock I should install for Ubuntu. Then I think ok why should I install one there is already one on the left side. But now my question, how can I intigrate my own docklet's or ...
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QML app icon not effective when called from app.setWindowIcon()

I've a Qt5/QML hybrid app built with Ubuntu Touch SDK. I'm trying to set the app icon for it, but without success. Code looks like this: int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { QApplication app(argc, ...
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Kind-of messed up /usr/share/icons [duplicate]

i have a little problem with my icons on 12.04 :D I was installing an application from a tar-archieve but the icons for that special application were missing. So I looked up the tar again and found a ...
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Deleted the folder /usr/share/icons/ and now all icons are 'white' for anything, how to change it to “gray”?

I deleted my folder /usr/share/icons/ and now every icon is a white icon no matter what it is. I kind of like it this way, but I want to modify this white icon so it's gray. Can this be done, and ...
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Nautilus icons are missing on KDE

I really like Nautilus file manager, but on KDE the icons are missing. It works good on Unity and Gnome. If I start nautilus from Terminal (writting nautilus) I see the following logs: $ nautilus ...
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Thumbnails not showing on desktop after upgrading to Xubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I used to be running Xubuntu 12.10, and I just upgraded to Xubuntu 13.04 (phew, that took a while...) The first thing I noticed after logging in to my account was that the thumbnails were missing! I ...
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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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The default icon for text/x-tex could not be modified. It may be helpful to retry

I was trying to associate custom icons to specific file types using assogiate on my laptop. I tried to attach a particular icon for .tex files. Assogiate could not perform the task. In assogiate ...
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Restore printer icon and menu

I had a problem earlier in the month and resulted in a few of the default apps removed -including Unity, and settings changed. I have restored some of them but there is one that is still bothering me. ...
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Specify default size of particular desktop icon

I only recently made the switch to Linux (great OS, btw. I very much enjoy the shell. Way more flexible than anything I'm used to) but am already at the point that I'd like to deploy a small app I ...
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Can I change the contents of the SOUND icon in the tray?

I installed a number of music players to try them out. I noticed that several of them appear in the drop down menu when I click the sound icon in the tray. I would like to change which programs show ...
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How can I fix program icons that appear as a question mark in the Launcher?

In the left side of the screen there are icons: Software Center, Ubuntu One, etc. System icons can be seen but icons of the programs that I have installed can not be seen. Rather there is a "?" for ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 icon panel - 1 icon for 2 windows

Where do I change so that two windows don't merge into one icon? I hate having to click more than 1 time.
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Can't use keybinds when desktop icons are hidden and there's no active window

Desktop icons: disabled No window active Action: press SUPER or any other key Result: nothing and Desktop icons: enabled No window active Action: press SUPER or any other key Result: opens ...
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change default icons of particular file types [duplicate]

How can I change the default icons for a particular file extension type , for example, the .tex file? I have tried with assogiate , but it cannot do the job, it seems I am using Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Can't remove LibreOffice Writer from Launcher

I updated from LibreOffice 3.4 to 4.1. Then I uninstalled 3.4. The links to Libreoffice in the Launcher still worked, but I wanted to use the main LibreOffice icon instead of the individual app ...
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unity tray network icon for bridged inteface br0

I am using KVM to run some virtual machines. I had to create a bridged interface br0 in order for the VMs to access the local network. Now my network icon in the upper right is broken. It is looking ...
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ScreenCloud Tray Icon Disappeared

Yesterday, after installing MythTV, I uninstalled it realizing that it's not what I was looking for. With it, MySQL server and a few other things installed, so I used Software Center's history to see ...
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Can I change the image of the icons on my taskbar?

Am I able to change the images of the currently running programs on my taskbar? I have one very useful program with a very ugly and outdated icon and I'd like to change it.
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Unity webapps icons names

So, as you know Unity has those unity webapps which is basically a service that allow certain websites to integrate with the Unity desktop. Youtube integrates with the sound menu, reddit with the ...
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Theme, icons etc. problems

I'm very new to linux only had ubuntu 12.04 a couple of days. Now I pimped a bit with compiz but I would really like my windows, icons and such to be diffrent aswell. I read themes are the way for ...
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How to solve “duplicated Calibre icon” issue?

I have installed Calibre using Ubuntu Software Centre on Ubuntu Gnome 13.04. Then, I knew that there is newer version at Calibre's website, so I installed the newer version following the site's ...
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Weird icon from LibreOffice?

I have two different icon for LibreOffice document in Launcher, the first is created when I launch LibreOffice Writer directly from the Dash, which open an empty file, the second appear when I double ...
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Where are the desktop icon positions stored?

I'd like to back up the current layout of my desktop so that it can be retrieved when the icons get scrambled (unfortunately, this happens to me too often). Thanks for any advice!
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Icons in Desktop

I've read some threads about this subject but I think none addresses my case. I think it happened after trying to run a Phyton script as super user. Now if I put an icon in the desktop I don't see it. ...
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Problem installing some icon themes

Downloaded a few icon themes. Some of the themes instructed me to move the icon folder to the /.icons directory. After that the instructions state to cd to the /.icons/iconthemefolder. I'm issue the ...
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Why doesn't the icon show up in my Nautilus-Actions action?

I've set up a Nautilus-Action menu item and it works perfectly, except for the fact that I can't get the icon to show up in the menu. I've tried the same icon in the formats .ico, .png, .bmp, .tiff ...
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How to replace missing icons with another icon-pack?

Is there a way to replace missing icons with icons in another pack we prefer instead of Hi-Color that Ubuntu uses by default?
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No taskbar and icons 13.04

So I've been playing around the past few days with Ubuntu (still new to it), and then I wanted to upgrade my nvidia drivers to the latest beta version, I messed up horribly ad now the taskbar and the ...
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How to make desktop icons?

This isn't really a big deal or anything, I was just curios if it was possible to make an alias/shortcut for apps and move them to the desktop for easy access? I know you can pin them to the launcher, ...
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How to make ALT+TAB switcher icons smaller

Is there any way to reduce the size of the default Ubuntu 13.04 window switcher icons, shown when pressing ALT+TAB? Changing Compiz settings (with a text editor, if not in the CCSM GUI) or installing ...
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Top right icons messed up Ubuntu 13.04 64bit [duplicate]

First time posting a question here so if I fail, please excuse me and of course notify me about my mistake. My situation is that currently I'm on holiday in Spain and I installed Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Oxymentary Gnome icon theme

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome shell. I have installed the Oxymentary icons in the /usr/share/icons directory. I can pick Oxymentary as an option in the Gnome Tweak Tool, but with the normal user ...
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Gear icon is missing?

My gear icon is missing? How can I restore it? I'm using unity on raring.
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Nautilus / Files does not use icon theme

I just installed a new icon theme on my laptop (ubuntu 13.04). Unfortunately, nautilus/files (version 3.6.3) keeps showing the wrong folder icons (from the Humanity-Theme). As far as I can tell, every ...
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Trash icon is missing on Docky Xubuntu 13.04

My trash icon is missing on Docky. I was able to fix the missing Thunar and terminal icons by copying the .desktopfile but I can't seem to find a .desktopfile for the trash.
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Compiled programs in 13.04 missing icons in launch bar (defaults to question mark)

I use a custom compiled version of Wine and Minitube (no actual source changed, just compiled instead of installed from software centre), however for some reason their icons show up as grey question ...
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Some icons missing in Nautilus

I've noticed that many icons are missing in my folder view, but have no idea when or how this happened. Here's the screenshot: The icons that are missing are those from the sidebar and navigation ...
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Can anyone tell me if there is a way to use lubuntu with a linux mint flavour/theme?

I have tried before to use ubuntu with linux mint theme/icons...it worked pretty well. Is there a way to use linux mint themes/icons with lubuntu and enjoy its stability and speed?