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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Why custom launcher icon keep pulsing?

I created a custom launcher icon to enable/disable the touch feature of my Lenovo X220 Tablet. [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=handsoff Comment=Enable / Disable touch feature Exec=thinkpad-touch ...
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Icons missing in gnome-shell, nautilus, totem

Last night when I reboot my system, I see that a lot of icons are missing. In gnome shell I don't have anymore the icon for the sound but I can still click on the space. I have the relative same ...
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Unity is locked, you can not remove icons or move them

Issue the following, I can not change the order of icons on the unity, nor their sleep or anything to add that it would be "locked", the programs run.
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Cairo dock, white border lines on all icons

I have ubuntu 13.10 (I think, the latest one) and even thou I love Unity I kind of did not like the left bar so I installed cairo dock which is great, BUT at random times the whole dock gets white ...
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How to enable notifications while changing brightness and/or volume?

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (Gnome Shell 3.8). When I change the volume or brightness via hotkeys or my volume +/- buttons on my keyboard I do not get the notification in the middle of the screen. ...
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How do I show missing icons in the system tray?

I have two programs; Retroshare and cameramonitor (which are both great programs) that will not show in the system tray. It's frustrating.
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KCM GTK settings ignored, how can I make GTK apps use KDE icons?

I am using Kubuntu 13.04 (Raring) 64-bit. After upgrading to KDE SC 4.11.2 (from ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports) GTK applications mostly do not use the icons selected in Kubuntu's GTK KCM. I say mostly ...
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Desktop icons missing after “logging on” to 13.04

So I signed in to my Ubuntu 13.04 (dual booted) computer today and I noticed something strange, the unity lancher had appeared as soon as I signed in, but sign in box has stayed where it is and not ...
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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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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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Icon themes not detected by KDE

I have been using KDE for a while. I installed a lot of themes on gnome but most of the themes don get detected here in kde ??? Why is that so ?? I like AwOken theme but it does not show up on KDE but ...
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I made a icon for burg in ubuntu 12.04 but icon not shown

I made a icon for burg in ubuntu 12.04 but icon not shown ??help image format .png and i set to rgb with size 128x128 px in photoshop but it is'nt working in my burg,,can anyone tell me how to save ...
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Skype and VLC icons disappear from the menu bar

I started using Ubuntu 3 days ago, but I don't know how to open Skype and VLC programs because their icons disappeared from the menu. I have already read answers to other people with similar problems, ...
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left-click on launcher icon does not start the application

After upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid lynx) to Ubuntu 12.04 (precise pangolin) almost everything works fine, except launcher. For most icons, left-click on the icon in the launcher does not ...
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Is there a simple fix to get my launcher size slider bar back in Settings>Appearance?

My launcher icon size slider bar recently disappeared from the system settings since recent updates. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, but I am not comfortable editing files or anything like that, so I need ...
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Size of icons on Ubuntu 12.04 with GNOME 3

I have never had any difficulties changing size of icons. Now the main trouble is that change of -shell-grid-item-size does not take effect. I was sure that -shell-grid-item-size defined the size of ...
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desktop icon not showing

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 and using it with gnome. I can not see my computer icon, home folder icon in my desktop. In Cinnamon settings the options to show them is enabled. Thank you!
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Unity Icon for a bash ran program

So I downloaded the .tar.gz for eclipse, extracted and set it up. I created a .desktop file so I could dock it in unity. I then want to be able to have a bash script open the program from the ...
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How to change DigiKam icon

I installed digikam. It is great program but I do not like the icon :). Can anybody help me how can it be changed or replaced or whatever for the nicer icon? Thank you all in advance.
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Gnome icons load instead of Suede

I'm using Lubuntu 12.04.1 on a 64bit machine. I'm trying to change my icons to the suede set, but only the gnome icons load. I've tried installing the suede theme manually by downloading it from ...
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12.04 gnome. Icons dont drag properly

I have a 4 monitor setup with xinerama in seperate X windows. I installed gdm and got rid of the big mouse icon. Somewhere along the way though, icons got screwy. Whenever I try and move them, I have ...
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Organize desktop by name in a script

I've made a script to rotate my tablet, but after rotation the desktop icons are out of range (first image) and I have to manual click on 'Organize desktop by name' (second image). I want that my ...
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Compiling GUI Java Client, Penguin Icon instead of Window

I am trying to run a java client program on Ubuntu through command line. This program connects to a server program written in C. My java program has GUI and many classes, so when I compile it, I get a ...
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Some icons and text randomly become invisible after waking up from sleep (ubuntu gnome)

Icons, and things in the dropdown settings sometime disappear, (see screenshots) : http://imgur.com/a/NNLmq This happens after waking up from sleep and can be fixed until waking up from sleep again by ...
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how to integrate wine with unity icons automatically? [16.04]

In my previous ubuntu, using ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa, apps run with wine would automagically be shown with nice icons in unity launcher. In 16.04, using ppa:wine/wine-builds, I installed wine-devel but ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 / 16.04 theme doesn't change

So I've tried to change my Ubuntu 15.10 to a different Theme or icon theme. Both didn't work or only worked partially. Most of the tries it only changed the topbar (sometimes with icon missing ...
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Closing the lid create an error with the wireless icon

Since updating to 16.04, I encounter a problem where the wifi symbol would become an up and a down arrow. The problem arises when I close the lid, but sometimes it does not matter whether I close the ...
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How can I connect my laptop to the internet for the first time if the network-manger-icon is not displayed?

I bought a laptop for a friend and installed Ubuntu for him. Since he had no internet connection home when I delivered the laptop I didn't try to build up a connection until now. I opened the ...
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change thunderbird's icon while running

I'm searching a way to temporarily change the icon of an application (thunderbird in my case) while it's running. I tried a dozen of addons, but none if them did the job. Is there a way to code this? ...
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WiFi icon often not appearing in icons tray

I installed Kubuntu 15.10 since a couple of days on my computer. I noticed that the WiFi icon does not appear in the icon tray at startup, and this makes managing the network connection quite longer. ...
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Where is an icon on the Kubuntu desktop stored?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04. I have an icon on my desktop that I would like to reuse somewhere else. The properties of the icon show the graphic, but not where the actual graphic file is located. How ...
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Install application ubuntu14.04 lts

I am a beginner , just want to ask why ubuntu doesn't create by default a run icon in my /usr/share/application. i installed netbeans and a run icon was created in the application directory but when i ...
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customize KDE system tray's icons

I would like to replace default icons in KDE's system tray with my some other icons by my own. I use Ubuntu 14.10
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Ununtu 15.10 desktop on a HP Laptop Video Driver Issues Nvida

I have a HP G60-445DX laptop that I installed Ubuntu Desktop 15.10 on. The install went great using a CD with a ISO image and installed it to run directly on the laptop. I selected most of the ...
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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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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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Paper icon theme broken after upgrade with little RAM

After running a package upgrade with little RAM available, my Paper icon theme install is broken. apt-get purgeing and reinstalling the package, with reboots after every step, hasn't helped. When I ...
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How to have multiple Icons sets on different workspaces in Lubuntu?

Is it possible to have multiple Workspaces with different icons? Like how the wallpaper works when you change between one another.
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missing icon in the top bar in ubuntu 14.04

I have removed the icon and I want it back. I can't get it. I've tried to reinstall it, but it did not help. I have no ownclient command. I do not know how to solve it, I've tried: apt-get purge ...
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I have a problem with compiz, openGL and everything dissapeared, no icons no nothing

Hi recently I tried to make my desktop to look like a cube but when I opened COMPIZ and I switch off OPENGL and maybe as well COMPOSITE I am not sure about the second one and everything dissapear ...
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Unity visual bug, missing icons and buttons

after I turned my pc on today, I realised that something is wrong about my unity desktop. There are missing some icons in left launcher menu and buttons like system and sound settings on upper bar. ...
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how to change dota 2 Icon?

I'm new in using ubuntu, I just started 2 days ago. I've installed steam which worked perfectly but the only thing is when I installed dota 2, the Icon isn't correct it only shows me this onehere's a ...
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How to increase KDE Plasma 5 icon-only task-bar icons' size?

I'm using Kubuntu 15.04 and Plasma 5.4. The icons on the task-manager is too small. is there a way to make them bigger?
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xubuntu 14.04 - when login icons and wallpaper dissapears [solved]

Xubuntu 14.04 - When user loggin in then sometimes his desktop settings such as icons and wallpaper doesn't display, and wallpaper becomes returned to default and also right mouse click shows not the ...
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Lock the position of desktop icon 14.03

I was wondering if there is a way to prevent a user from moving a desktop icon but it still be usable? I am on ubuntu 14.03 32 bit. Any help wnd suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
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Icons all missing - blank desktop

15.04 - Unity - This morning, all my icons, as well as the top bar, went missing. I've tried everything I've found here (commands for re-installing unity, etc) but nothing has helped. I HAVE ...
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How do I make taskbar icons appear in GNOME?

In Unity, I see running programs such as Dropbox or Pidgin in the taskbar (the icons also change when dropbox is updating or I have received a new message in Pidgin). However, when I switched to ...
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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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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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Problem with google chrome icon in launcher (left bar)

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and have a problem with launcher (the left bar with bunch of icons). There is a Google Chrome icon on the launcher. However, when I click it, other google-chrome icon ...