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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Changed icon is only static when switching file views

I got a question about changing icons in my home folder. Say I have a new folder called Resources and I want to assign one of the matching folder icons available in /usr/share/icons/Adwaita. I have ...
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APC UPS: Missing icon on logon screen and power dialog

I've installed apcupsd on my 64 bit 14.04 system and it works well with my APC system. The UPS information appears in the Power dialog, is available to conky, etc. The only fly in the ointment is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 How to launch java application to occupy entire screen

I want to launch my java application so it appears on top of the desktop over the top of the icon bar on the left. Question is how?
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Desktop icons outside the monitor on second monitor (smaller one)

I have a 24" and a 27" monitor connected to my notebook and arranged as you can see in the Display Settings window below. So the right (blue) monitor is higher than the left (green) one. My problem ...
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Opening a folder creates an icon on the desktop

I use Ubuntu 14.04. and have the problem that if I open a folder, an icon appears on the desktop. After working the whole day, I have hundreds of icons, which is really irritating. I also have two ...
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Desktop icons not appearing

I am fairly new to Ubuntu ( I have been using it for about a week and a half). I am using 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I immediately installed a bunch of apps. Everything was working well. I tried out a couple ...
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Themes and Icons changed: can't change back

Today, all of a sudden, my theme and my icons reset to the default style. The funny thing is, this didn’t happen everywhere. The icons in System Settings are as they were before; the Unity Launchbar ...
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How do I refresh the icon cache?

First of all, I'm not 100% positive that the main question I've written here is actually the problem, but I have a hunch that it is. I've wrote a simple Gtk# application in Mono awhile ago, and gave ...
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My power/battery indicator applet is a red exclamation point

I've just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.10 and my power indicator applet is messed up. It shows up on my panel as a red circle with an exclamation point in it. I've tried it with different icon themes, ...
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Icon path in .desktop file

On my desktop I have a .desktop file. If I type: Icon=/home/ianbell/Pictures/myLogo.png the icon of the .desktop file changes (the expected result). But, if I type: Icon=~/Pictures/myLogo.png ...
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How to create launch or desktop icon for Matlab 2015a

I have installed Matlab 2015a on my Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed Matlab 2015a on the default path it offered me. which is /usr/local/MATLAB/MATLAB_Production_Server/R2015a to run matlab I need ...
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Can we use Windows *.icon (icon) files to Wine apps?

As all we know, Windows software has its own icons, normally as a *.icon file into the app directory. Is there a way to use these Windows *.icon files (graphic images) as the icon image of the Wine ...
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Change system icons on Ubuntu 15.10 [closed]

I want to fix system icons theme of my Ubuntu. I have started with Kubuntu, and I recently installed Unity meta-package to use Unity (But I want to keep KDE). I've noticed that system icons (e.g. ...
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MIME Type now showing up all files

I downloaded some icons from a the Ubuntu theme website. I set them up but the MIME Types are not showing up. If i click on the file properties, i can see the MIME Type in the description. However, ...
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tasks open multiple icons in taskbar

I'm using the latest lubuntu desktop environment. DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=wily DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 15.10" NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="15.10 (Wily Werewolf)" ID=...
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Set icon for applications run from Terminal - Ubuntu Gnome

I using Ubuntu Gnome 15 with Numix-circle icons, it's so great ! But I have an issue that some applications start from terminal commnand doesn't show correct Numix-circle icon in Dashbar (show below ...
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How to remove icons from buttons

I would like to ask you, how can I remove icons (see image) from buttons at "Zrusiť" and "Odstrániť"
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Zoom in file window (ctrl +)

I'm a new Ubuntu 14.04 user and I have a small problem. When I zoom using ctrl + + or - in a folder window, for example in the videos folder, the icons zoom in and out, but the text doesn't scale ...
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Terminal icon and command [duplicate]

This is a double question. The first one is: can I put a terminal shortcut on an Ubuntu desktop and how (the double-click is supposed to launch the terminal window) The second is: is it possible to ...
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How can I preserve the desktop's icon positions after reboot, on a dual monitor setup (Unity)?

I have a dual monitor setup running Unity on Ubuntu 14.04 Whenever I boot the machine, the system appears to forget the positions of my desktop icons on the right-side display (Connected via VGA). ...
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How to resize the icons of the desktop?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 & I need to decrease all the icons size in one move, can I do it or I must resize each icon?
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How to include customized icons for 'actions' in the tool-bars of Kile?

I am using Kile for years now. Earlier, the Configure-Toolbars menu would allow me to select 'actions' to be included in the toolbar and also allow me to select the Icon and Text to be associated with ...
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How do I tell arandr to not dublicate desktop icons onto the second monitor?

I use a Lubuntu 14.04 with two monitors and had them set up via arandr. I had to re-install lubuntu-desktop and now the secondary monitor is added as it should so there is just one desktop over both ...
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Re-install icon packs

I am running 15.10, and for whatever reason my Firefox and Thunderbird icons have become blurry in the unity launcher. I have seem some word of this being a bug, but also a bug that is resolved. When ...
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Ubuntu Studio 15.10 - icons not appearing in Kdenlive

I get no icons in the toolbars of Kdenlive in Ubuntu Studio 15.10. There are two of them, the usual one below the menu bar (New, Open, Save, Undo, Redo, Copy, Paste) and the Render (not a button, only ...
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Android Studio sdk directory

I installed android-studio through ./studio.sh command in terminal and manually created desktop-entry with following details in it : [Desktop Entry] Version=1.5.1 Type=Application Name=Android Studio ...
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Desktop icon to application switcher

I would like to add an icon link in the Unity Launcher which opens the application switcher (the one that the keyboard shortcut alt+tab opens). How can I do this? Edit: I installed xdotools and have ...
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KDE Plasma 5.4.2 task switcher displays some icons pixelated

The problem I installed Kubuntu 15.10 with KDE Plasma 5.4.2 on my Dell. However, when I use the task switcher (Alt + Tab), which is configured to list large image models of the running applications, ...
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How can I see the window decoration icon in my Plasma 5 panel?

On Kubuntu 15.10, Chrome apps always show with the Chrome icon in the panel, even if their window decoration has a different icon. Changing the launcher icon also does not change the panel icon, as ...
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Bluetooth icon appeared with Android Studio

I installed Android Studio last week. After it installed the emulator, a Bluetooth icon showed up on my taskbar. This isn't really a problem, but it's really confusing, because my laptop does not have ...
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Simple Zenity script?

I am trying to make a simple graphical Zenity+Bash script that will list all the icon themes available in /usr/share/icons, then let the user select one and click "OK" to replace gtk-icon-theme-name="...
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What is the name of the default eBook file icon in Xubuntu 15.10?

The default eBook file (.epub) icon in Xubuntu 15.10 looks like this: I have cropped this icon from a screenshot to be able to paste it here. What is the name of this icon file and how could I ...
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File icon with a cross, what does it mean?

A file icon shown below has a cross on the lower right corner, what does that mean?
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How to format the task bar (or bar panel)

I don't know what I did, but since last Friday into my Ubuntu Studio 15.10 desktop the task bar panel (or, simply, bottom bar panel) all the icons appear to the left side of the bar (like the typical ...
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Not Able to change the Launcher Icon Size & not able to unlock icons from Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04

I have never faced this problem before. It's been a 2 year since I am using Ubuntu. I was running Ubuntu 14.04. Yesterday, I just installed the updates on my machines and when I restarted the Ubuntu,...
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Cannot get Cryptkeeper systray icon to appear in Ubuntu 14.04.3 (Lubuntu)

I am using Ubuntu 14.02.3 (Lubuntu) and have been using Cryptkeeper for some time now with no problem, recently however I had to re-install OS from scratch and now cannot get systray icon up for ...
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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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What is the default size of the Ubuntu app icon?

What is the default size of the Ubuntu app icon?
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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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Cursor theme changes to default after re-login

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, I changed my cursor theme to dmz-black then restarted. It worked, but when I just logout and login cursor theme has changed to default (dmz-white) yet dmz-black theme is ...
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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 /usr/share/...
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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 /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/apps/softwarecenter....
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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 javax.swing....
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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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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 ...