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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Icons on screen will not appear. Desktop is blank

I've seen similar questions about blank desktops, but the ones I've seen have issues with clicking. When I log into my computer I can click and right click. It's just that my icons aren't there. I ...
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How can I disable Viber icon from tray

I need to disable Viber indicator from tray. How can I do it?
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Is there a way to display window title in the Ubuntu sidebar, like in Windows before 7?

My current main OS is Windows 7. I changed the taskbar to run vertically, mimicking Ubuntu's efficient use of the 16:9 widescreen ratio of modern monitors. I also display window titles together with ...
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nemo doesn't work correctly on ubuntu 15

I installed nemo and use these three command..... gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false gsettings set org.nemo.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true xdg-mime ...
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Why does my custom launcher open under a separate icon?

I've created a custom launcher file: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=P4V Comment=Perforce Visual Client Icon=/usr/lib/p4v/P4VResources/icons/P4-V_128x128.png Exec=/usr/bin/p4v Terminal=false ...
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Can I make icons smaller on a bq Aquaris e5 Ubuntu Edition?

It's all on the title 😉 But I need more characters...
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Cannot launch eclipse from Unity Launcher [duplicate]

I recently downloaded the Eclipse package and placed it in a folder in my Home directory, without blending the installation with anything else in the system. Eclipse opens normally, if I use the ...
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Workstation Desktop Shortcut Icon to a Windows document server

I am New to Ubuntu. I've searched all kinds of FAQ's and Forums, but have yet to obtain a simple answer to these questions. Probably a typical situation for a new Linux User. Here are my ...
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Customize Kubuntu task bar

I just installed Kubuntu 15.04 the first time here. I don't know the correct name of Kubuntu's "Task bar" but there is something about it that drives me nuts. I moved the Task Bar to the left of my ...
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How do I set custom application icons in KDE?

I have several Virtual machines (VMs) that run through VirtualBox that I have created desktop configuration files for and set custom icons (usually in .svg format, although to see whether this issue ...
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Ubuntu Touch webapp icon

Why not change my webapp icon for 'ubuntu-touch' after updating? Apparently it is properly updated in the app store, but when I install it, no. I've created the icon following this guide >> ...
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Icons for folders, programs are not what they should be, show as 'blank paper sheets'

I'm new to Ubuntu and I ran into this problem. I have no idea how this happened and what caused it but now all the files look like this. As well as when I enter the software center all the icons there ...
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App to change icon of running window/app?

Is there any GTK application that can change the icon of a running window/application?
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No Skype tray icon in Ubuntu 15.04

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 and skype (4.3.0.37) I cannot get Skype indicator to appear in tray I've tried doing this: ...
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How do I remove app icons from the panel/menu bar on gnome flashback? [duplicate]

Beside my Applications and Places menu buttons in the top left corner I have the Browser app globe icon and 2 Steam app icons....how do I remove these???
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.desktop launches app with custom icon. why not shell?

I have a .desktop file that launches an app, and it uses the .desktop icon: [Desktop Entry] Name=My Ro Type=Application Comment=Web Application Exec=/path/to/myapp -test Icon=/opt/giteye/icon.xpm ...
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Annoyances with appindicator icon positions (Ubuntu 14.04.2)

I have a niggling problems with appindicator icons. The first problem is with the positioning of one particular icon, I've managed to change the order of all but one of my user indicators using the ...
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Unity launcher: Tor Browser opens as Firefox icon

I have installed TorBrowser through TorBrowser-Launcher and pinned it to my Unity launcher. Now whenever I start it, it show up in the launcher as Firefox. I know that TorBrowser is a modified ...
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Application launches, but doesn't appear in the dock

Title might give a little bit wrong impression of a problem, but I couldn't formulate it any better. I have installed Matlab R2015a software and matlab-support package which created symbolic link and ...
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How to install icons on Ubuntu 14.04 using gnome shell?

I have installed gnome-shell 3.10 and gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I have found icon pack that I want to use, but there is to many how to's and none of them works. I have downloaded icon ...
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Mixed mouse themes

I have a problem with my mouse cursor theme style. Sometimes, it shows the theme I downloaded, sometimes the default Ubuntu theme (depending on which window I´m on). I already tried: Installed ...
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Add or remove locked Unity launcher items from terminal? [duplicate]

I've been building a very thorough script to handle the process of fresh-installing Ubuntu and setting it up just the way I like (as well as adapting it for use at where I work). It's a bash script I ...
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When creating a launcher item in 15.04, what is the significance of quotes in the file path?

I'm trying to make an icon for Sublime Text 2. When I use the settings below I get "There was an error launching the application" [Desktop Entry] Name=Sublime Text Type=Application ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 big icons in app store

Why are the icons in ubuntu app store big on ubuntu 15.04? on Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS is everything fine http://s4.postimg.org/872fvqhy5/Slika_zaslona_2015_06_24_12_46_12.png
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Desktop grid not working

The placement for desktop icons seems to be broken somehow. I use a standard Ubuntu 14.04 with no modifications. The 'keep aligned' option is set but the icons do not behave properly. To me, the grid ...
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How can I change the default Ubuntu Installer icon

Hello Ask Ubuntu community I'm working on a Ubuntu Based Distro and am having trouble with replacing the "Install Ubuntu" name and icon for example: I am using remastersys to make my Distro, ...
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Launch error on Eclipse using Ubuntu 14.04

Hi could you help me to resolve this error? I'm currently new to ubuntu and I'm trying to run eclipse on my ubuntu. Failed to execute child process "/home/desktop/Documents/eclipse/eclipse" ...
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Where are SVG launcher icons automatically loaded from?

I have created several desktop shortcuts for VirtualBox machines (VBMs) on my 15.04 Ubuntu OS. I've noticed that desktop files in /usr/share/applications and ~/.local/share/applications usually have ...
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How to remove the network icon from the menu bar?

I clicked on the WiFi Network symbol in Applications to many times and I now have 8 Network connection icons in my menu bar. I didn't realize till to late that it was adding them to the menu bar. I ...
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No icon pops up in Launcher

When I install the program Spyder no icon pops up in launcher and thereby its impossible to open the program. How do I solve this problem or have I misunderstood something?
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Custom Mounted Drive Icons revert to default icons after reboot 15.04

I ran a full upgrade of all packages yesterday. Since then my Custom DESKTOP Icons for my Mounted Drives reverted back to the default(USB icon) I've set them back to my custom icons (right click> ...
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How To Snap Align Desktop Icons On Ubuntu MATE

Essentially what I want is how Windows does it: 1) Icons are the same size. 2) There is a snap-to-grid alignment. A certain number of icons go up and down and left to right on the desktop. I know ...
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Unity Trash icon error /home/trash no such file or directory after upgrd to 14.10

I have a minor buggy problem after I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 14.10. When I click on the Trash icon, on Unity side bar I get the following error: " /home/trash:: No such file or directory" I ...
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What does icon size means?

Looking for boot repair program, I looked at this: What does the size icon means? If they the same, why two icons? And the most important, how to uninstall the needless one?
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Install Themes and Icons from Elementary OS without pantheon

I know How to install the Pantheon desktop environment?, but I'd rather not install the whole desktop environment but only the theme and iconset. I can install Cairo dock That looks alike Plank (the ...
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No icon themes displayed. Ubuntu 14.04

I deleted duplicate themes in the home/.themes folder and now no applications icons are displayed. I can apply themes and all themes are listed however either no icons or default blank icons are ...
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Nemo / Nautilus folder icon size

Does anybody know how to reduce this white space - distance on nemo or nautilus between the folders? It's getting ridiculous! I've enlarged the thumbnails from dconf-editor and I also use compact ...
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Audio icon is missing. how can i get back?

I recently upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04. doing the correction of audio, I stopped getting the audio icon itself. Now it is not shown from the top right corner(it was being shown when ubuntu ...
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ubuntu icons size after upgrade 15.04

I recently upgraded my ubuntu linux to 15.04. Some of the places icon size is too big after upgrade. I have attached some images below.
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Icons in folders disappeared

I am completely new to Linux coming from Windows. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I went on line and found many references to what to do after installation. After installing, upgrading and updating I ...
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How can I make an icon for my new launcher?

I just created a new launcher, for teamspeak. This is the contents: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=false Name=unmount-mount Icon=/usr/bin/TeamSpeak/TeamSpeak.i‌​co ...
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Removed input method icon still in system tray

Well, as ibus-pinyin didn't work well in my ubuntu14.04 system, so I uninstalled it and install ibus-libpinyin instead(later I replace it with Google pinyin method). Everything goes well except the ...
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How to change chromium-browser indicator icon?

I tried to copy it with sudo cp /home/USERNAME/Bilder/Kram/chromium-browser.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/ to replace the indicator icon. But it remains always the same: The icon I ...
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Unity doesn't load properly, no launcher, no window options

When I booted up Ubuntu 14.10 today and logged in, there was no launcher or menu at the top; just desktop icons. I can only access the hard terminal and there are no buttons to maximize, close or ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Icon animations

Icon hover Animations? I am wondering how I could enable it when I move my mouse on the unity launcher the icons could somewhat enlarge or show a glow or something. Just any type of feedback would ...
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Gnome Shell Viber icon doesn't show up but it's “there” without an icon

In Ubuntu 15.04 using Gnome Shell, the Viber 4.2.2 icon disappears both using native indicator bar and the topicon extension.
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How do I change the tab icon used by my localhost within my browser?

I have MediaWiki on my Ubuntu 15.04 PC running through Apache and MySQL. Presently it is installed the old fashion way, by following instructions on this page, but when I first started using MediaWiki ...
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dragging shortcuts to urls?

I sometimes want to copy the urls of web sites to a location on my network, rather than bookmarking and syncing bookmarks. I can drag the url from the toolbar of Firefox onto my desktop (Ubuntu ...
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How to enable back light glow when toggled in Numix theme?

i enabled numix gtk theme and icon theme. great themes but, in default theme,(gtk:ambience Icons:ubuntu-mono-dark) the launcher icons illuminate when i click on them, i love that. but when i changed ...
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save custom icons and restore it to default

As there are many great icon themes out there, I try shwitching between them. But none of them is perfect, allways there are some missing so I usually asign custom icons to apps via "main menue". But ...