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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu file manager is not showing proper icons

I am a programmer; and I have noticed something odd lately. All files of a code language, but mostly python do not display the proper file icons. I know that this is not a "big deal". The reason it ...
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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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Unity Launcher Crashes Computer When I have 2 instances of same program

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 13 laptop straight from Dell. They installed Ubuntu. I have a problem whenever I have multiple windows of the same application open. Say I have 2 terminal windows or ...
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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 ...
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Need System Settings Icon back on Launcher

So plain and simple. I've never uses Ubuntu in my life. I was playing around with the launcher shortcuts on the left side of my window, and I decided to "unlock system settings" from the launcher. How ...
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Is there a way to move icons to edge of a screen

I have an unusual question. Is there a way to move the icon to the edge of the screen across the entire width of the desktop, and obviously keep they aligned as they were. I mean that icon grid would ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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multi-monitor organize desktop by name bug

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS with Unity, and using two monitors: my notebook build-in display, 1366x768 and an external monitor at 1920x1080 resolution. my primary monitor is the built-in, and so, when ...
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After Upgrade From 14.04 to 14.10, Themes and Icon's Missing

Was wondering if anyone has had a problem when upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 that there themes and icons are missing? I am unable to change my theme via appearance app and most of the icons while ...
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My custom launchers are highlighted in Docky when Chrome is launched

I've had this problem for a while, but for some reason it just irritated me more than usual today. I have Google Chrome pinned to Docky, as well as several custom launchers for various programs not ...
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Wifi Icon Missing

I know there are current threads that have been solved for this issue, but none of them have seemed to help me. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 My wifi icon on the top has disappeared, I can still connect ...
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Different icons for multiple profiles in Chrome apps

TL;DR having Chrome apps icons for multiple Chrome profiles in the Unity Launcher isn't possible due to a Chrome bug. Is there a dock/launcher/whatever that doesn't suffer from that bug? Using ...
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desktop taskbar and tital bar disabled (not visible) . vmware 10 ubuntu14

i has installed Ubuntu 14.4 64 bit as guest OS on windows 7 using vmware workstation 10. after installing i am not able to see task-bar (left) or title bar (top). please can you help.
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Get nemo to use proper icon resolution

Most icon themes have a set of different sized icons that will be used for the same thing but change depending on the size of the icon being viewed. In nemo, if I want to change the icon of a file or ...
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Set the Google Chrome icon back to default

I get "some webpage's tag-Google Chrome" after I put my cursor upon the Google icon of the sidebar. How can I restore the tag back to the default?
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Dead link for Eclipes in the Ubuntu's launcher

I'm trying to lock Eclipse's icon to the launcher for a fast and easy access to it, using the simplest way of launching Eclipse, and then right clicking the Eclipse icon at the launcher and choosing ...
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Application Startup Icon Locked (root)

I have installed a program, an icon appears on the desktop, but it has a picture of a lock on it, and clicking it does nothing. It's a program I installed from a file. ...
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Unity Lens Google Chrome Icon Will Not Go Away

I was watching a youtube video, and quit chrome. For some reason, chrome saved itself as the youtube video name as in instead of Google Chrome, it is saved on the unity lens as "Three Main reasons War ...
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Blinking visibility of icons in Lubuntu 14.04

I not see correctly icons on panel - only when unhover mouse. Problem on video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsSXoVQwwq0 I have this: but need this (see only 1/10 of seconds - see on video): ...