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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
0answers
22 views

No side bar icons or desktop in newly installed 12.04

I just installed 12.04 on my old PowerBook G4 Mac, but I don't have any icons on the left side bar, nor any graphics at all in the main desktop (just a white box). There are the 'mouse-over' pop ups ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

icon captions info on desktop don't disappear

In nautilus, when I go to Edit -> Preferences -> Display -> icon captions, and in this window when I change the highest order (first one) from None to Type (or anything else), this change is not ...
0
votes
1answer
574 views

Changing application icon in window buttons XFCE panel item

I changed the icon for some applications by editing their .desktop item and specifying the new icon. This works, because the new icon is shown correctly in the whisker menu (in the list of favorite ...
1
vote
2answers
35 views

How can I get rid of a 'dead' icon in search?

So I attempted to install Sublime Text 2 using directions from http://www.technoreply.com/how-to-install-sublime-text-2-on-ubuntu-12-04-unity/ However, I messed something up along the way and did ...
1
vote
2answers
429 views

Dropbox notification icon not showing in Ubuntu 14.04 with Mate Desktop 1.8.1

Apologies if this sounds similar to related questions, but I have searched and read many posts without finding a satisfactory answer. Did some digging on my own ... here is what happened and a ...
0
votes
0answers
206 views

Problem with Icons on Dash and Launcher

I'm not really into GNOME. Unity works all right. The Problems are with the Dash Icons being irregular and with File manager. Many other icons have a similar problem. but the Openshot Icon is ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Are there any icons for folders that fit in with gnome shell?

I want to give some folders different icons but I don't know where to get any from. I also want them to fit in with the default gnome shell theme.
0
votes
2answers
120 views

Wifi icon is not displayed

My networking status is on which is shown in first figure But the Networking icon i.e. the wifi icon is missing. How do I bring it back?
1
vote
0answers
125 views

Icon stacking on the LXDE panel (Aero style)

One of the things I enjoy about Unity is the icon stacking. That is, having a shortcut icon on the launcher and when opening that application, the icons group together, rather than having multiple ...
0
votes
0answers
126 views

The google chrome notification bell!

I am very new to ubuntu and completely new here, I love ubuntu, I have both a windows desktop and a macbookpro and I still now prefer using my ubuntu laptop! But now that you know that I am a newbie, ...
0
votes
0answers
116 views

Main menu icons missing in unity desktop

I would like to know if I can enable icons for GIMP's menu. If I can I'd like to know how can I do it. I can see the icons using right click but I can't see them on the top menu bar. Here is the ...
0
votes
2answers
136 views

My gnome3.14 dash has double icons for one app. How can i fix?

I installed a new Gnome-14.10 and restored my own system( same version14.10) using tar -xvzpf....... but when it done, strange thing happens, there are two exactly same icon for one app in the gnome ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

How to make a desktop icons smaller in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Just to clarify, I am not trying to change the size of the launcher icons but the icons on the desktop. I realize there is bunch of posts related to smaller desktop icons but the suggested solutions ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Numix uTouch broken icons

I using the Numix uTouch icon theme which is really cool. I downloaded the repository and moved the folder in /usr/share/icons. However there are still some broken icons: In the top panel Folders ...
2
votes
0answers
35 views

How to Overlay Text on Icons

I remember back in the day I used to have the opening snippet of txt files shown on my icons. I still have the icon set I used, which includes files like text-txt.icon [Icon Data] ...
0
votes
1answer
865 views

Ubuntu 14.10 add and remove icons from the system tray

I have been looking for a solution to remove the Spotify icon form the system tray, running Ubuntu 14.10 with a Unity desktop. I have done my reasearch and found that canonical has removed the ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

How do I fix Volume and Brightness Icon blur?

Whenever I try to raise or lower the volume or brightness on my computer using my keyboard, the icons in the panels that pop up are blurred.
1
vote
1answer
33 views

How to give a software or app a specific icon?

I'm currently using the Elementary Icon Pack however the Systems Settings Icon is god-awful and hoping that there is some way to change to an Icon from another Icon pack.
3
votes
0answers
87 views

How can I get desktop icons to show on-screen with mismatched monitors?

My main monitor is on the left and in landscape orientation at 1680x1050. My secondary monitor is on the right and in portrait orientation at 1050x1680. So, overall, my desktop is treated as ...
1
vote
1answer
178 views

How can I get a program I run in Wine to lock to my launcher?

I installed Evernote with Wine on Ubuntu 14.04, and it works great. I'd love to have the icon stay on the Launcher for speedy access, but when I right-click and select that option, all I get is the ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

The icons from the Whisker menu are all gone

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 with kernel 13.3.0-39, and all the icons from the main menu and from the whisker menu are gone after a bad move. The icons from the applications menu in Cairo-dock are ...
0
votes
1answer
270 views

Two Matlab icons in Dash [duplicate]

I installed Matlab R2014a on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit without any problems; however the default entry in the dash could not be pinned to the launcher, so I sought an alternative solution and wrote my ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Icon used for custom mime

I finally created a good file association for Qt using mimeopen -d /"pro file location" using this link However it doesn't show an icon when I open the pro file. How can I set this?
1
vote
1answer
194 views

How can I remove google chrome from launcher?

When I first installed Ubuntu, I installed google chrome directly by a terminal by running some commands that I found in another thread, I don't remember which ones, something like apt-get I think. I ...
0
votes
0answers
145 views

How to get paths for default theme icons folders?

I have a desktop file, for Icon i set it to myIconName. Now I have multiple sized PNGs for my icon. I need to find the paths to the default theme icon folders, cross-OS-Linux solution, so I can drop ...
0
votes
1answer
161 views

Restoring themes and icons to default state?

I tried to install various themes on Ubuntu 14.04.1 on two computer though I succeed on one I completely messed up on the other. The problem is although I have deleted the theme files and ppa-purged ...
0
votes
1answer
220 views

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit GTK themes and Icon themese not working properly

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed on two separate computers (Dell XPS L502X and Dell Latitude E5440). The themes I installed either by extracting compressed files or using the apt-get package ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Desktop with cursor, but no icons, taskbar or start menu [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu along with my existing Windows Vista OS, so that I could access my drivers, but something went wrong with the install and I lost my windows OS. So I rebooted and tried to ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

Ubuntu 14.10 64bit X windows has no icons

Hi I have been using Ubuntu 14.10 for a while now. It boots into X windows (Ubuntu desktop by default). Suddenly now the purple background is still the same, the mouse moves but there are NO icons, ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

How do I get the ability to open the dash back?

I'm very new to Ubuntu 14.10 and I lost the ability to use the "search your computer" and "online sources" buttons. I thought I was minimizing the dash but now when I click it the desktop icons ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Not allowed to close a window after clicking the icon on the laucher

After clicking the icon of the application on the launcher I am not allowed to close when hovering over one of the windows and it is not focusing on the one my mouse is over,and I saw that it is ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

How to close one of two minimised ovelapping laucher icons?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a problem I have to close a window that is minimized without maximize it and it's icon is overlapping with another one on the launcher so I can't close one without ...
0
votes
0answers
175 views

Dropbox Indicator position

Using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Dropbox and the indicator icon went to the top far left position, just hiding the "x" close button of each maximized window. I tried to uninstall Dropbox and then ...
1
vote
1answer
94 views

what is this panel indicator/menu bar icon?

Had this panel indicator pop up on my menu bar...anyone know what it is? The icon is a Satellite dish with a computer monitor. I've been looking around online but haven't found any info. My computer ...
8
votes
2answers
618 views

Where can I download some default ubuntu icons

I am writing a software in Java (javafx) for Ubuntu/Linux and I need some icons (such as does in gedit for example, the save icon,the search icon...) where can I find a set of such icons?
0
votes
3answers
47 views

How to remove icons from ''all applications''?

I installed Star Wars: Battlefront 2 through Wine and then I uninstalled it. But icons for that game are still in my all applications panel. There is icon for another game also. I want to remove ...
0
votes
0answers
396 views

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? ...
2
votes
1answer
112 views

Tomboy doesn't open notes from the tray - sends to the launcher

When I click on any Tomboy notes listed in Unity tray it sends me to the launcher where the Tomboy icon starts shaking and the note opens only after I click on the icon in the launcher. I need to open ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Create an icon of Sage 6.4.1 in the panel of Ubuntu14.04 LTS

I have install recently Sage6.4.1 in my Ubuntu14.04 LTS(32bit). Here is the screenshot of the installation process: After installation the sage: I want to create an icon of Sage 6.4.1 in the ...
0
votes
1answer
342 views

How to change launcher icons according to Numix theme?

I recently installed Numix theme for my ubuntu 14.04. After installing and upgrading I rebooted my system and the theme worked fine but after some time whenever I start my Ubuntu machinet the colors ...
1
vote
0answers
65 views

System settings suddenly locked to defaults

I accidentally pulled the power cable from my laptop, which is without its battery, during a session of Ubuntu 14.04, causing a hard shutdown. I then plugged the cable back, turned the laptop back on, ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

How to make Ubuntu text color easier to read?

In Ubuntu 14.04 default text and icons color are gray and these are less clear and not easily to read. How can I make that colors darker and change to black or something else?
2
votes
0answers
190 views

How to change/customize Dropbox (folder)emblem-icons?

I already changed all emblem-icons (I found so far on my system) in: /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist/images/emblems /usr/share/nautilus-dropbox/emblems/ to no avail. Rebooting the OS doesn't ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

Can I change the desktop text/icon text color?

I have a white desktop background and so text on any icons on the desktop end up somewhat merging with the background - and it's not the nicest to look at. What I'm wondering is, is there a way - ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

I removed eclipse from my system, but the dash board still shows the icon

The eclipse package files are not even found in the synaptic. I did not even find any positive search results of "eclipse" even in the hidden folders . How could I remove the junk icon of eclipse? But ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to get back Dropbox Icon xubuntu 14.04

I am asking this because I was wondering this all day and all the existing answers about installing libappindicator1 and logging out and doing dropbox stop && dropbox start in the terminal ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

Unity lenses - can I make the icons smaller

They are pretty big, which is a problem when many results are found. Unfortunately, they don't respond to the launcher's icon resizing. Are they configurable in .dconf or anywhere?
1
vote
1answer
473 views

Desktop Icons not showing on desktop

Just installed Ubuntu 14 and I'm brand new to it. I have programs that are installed I see when I search but do not show in the dock to the left or on the desktop. How do I add desktop icons? I tried ...
-1
votes
1answer
149 views

My computer doesn't show icons

I was experimenting with my computer, one with the Ubuntu 14.04 and i accidentally erase some very important library tampering with synaptics. What i was trying to do, if you ask was just eliminate ...
2
votes
1answer
176 views

How to restore the down arrow icon on the Downloads folder in the home directory?

I removed the original Downloads folder in the home directory and created a new one with the same name, but the down arrow icon on the new Download folder now disappeared. Could someone please tell me ...