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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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): ...
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14.04 strange behavior of desktop icons

Gnome desktop icon in terminal: gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Pulpit/ --create-new and I have icon on my desktop, it works, but I can not move this item in other place of desktop, is there any solution ...
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Ubuntu theme changed

I changed my ubuntu theme a few days ago and it worked perfectly. It is meditaranean or something like that.. a gtk theme. Then i wanted to change my cursor theme , and that worked aswell ( although i ...
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Icon Size Change

I'm new to Linux, about 2 weeks. I booted up this morning, and all my icons and associated fonts are miniscule, in all my programs. The layout for Thunderbird is so small that I can hardly read the ...
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Desktop icons label too dark in nemo file manager

I have installed nemo in Ubuntu 14.04 from www.webupd8.org/2013/10/install-nemo-with-unity-patches-and.html, and it worked fine. Today I rebooted my computer and I found my desktop icons with dark ...
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There is a way to change Google Chrome icon on status bar?

I'm running Google Chrome on Ubuntu 14.04 and I noticed that there is a Google Chrome icon on my status bar - I think is because of the background apps. There is a way to change the icon to ...
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installing the Lubuntu 13.10 elementary Lubuntu icon set in Lubuntu 14.04

I noticed the 13.10 elementary Lubuntu icon set is missing from Lubuntu 14.04. Is there a way to re-install the 13.10 elementary icon set in Lubuntu 14.04? It was installed by default in 13.10. I am ...
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Which icon does indicator-power use when fully charged?

This is a minor annoyance. Using Xubuntu 14.04. I installed the latest Faenza icon set. Unfortunately, it's missing the icon for when the battery is fully charged (adapter is connected). It looks ...
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Arrows next to Launcher Icons in Unity 2D

What do the tiny white arrows next to the icons in the Unity 2D launcher mean? Sometimes there is one, often more. Do they indicate the number of windows of that application that are open?
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Installing new icons/themes/etc

I'm trying out 14.04 beta. When I used 13.10, I found a way to access the root folder, which I seem to have forgotten - I did that in order to add icon themes and cursor themes to Ubuntu, as there ...
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How to fix this broken Gnome Shell ?

Any idea how I can fix this theme? The gap between the icons are bigger than usual and the dock is mis-positioned to a lower portion of the screen!
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Launcher and some icons do not appear

This is the first time I use Linux (Ubuntu - 13.10 ) After installation, there is no Launcher bar and some icons, like minimize / maximize and close, are missing in any window. What I've realized is ...
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System Settings icons missing with Numix uTouch

I am using the Numix uTouch icon theme, some of the icons on System Settings are not replaced. This is how it should look. Currently on 14.04...
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Panel Status Icons Wrong Color

Across the top of the panel, I have these status indicators: Language, Network Connection, Messaging, Volume, Time, and System. Upon format and fresh install of 13.10, I see that Language icon does ...
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Cannot change any icon sizes in Kubuntu System Settings…can someone help me please?

I'm a newbie when it comes to Ubuntu and I'm using the latest version of Kubuntu. When I go to System Settings, then Application Appearance, then Icons, then Advanced, all the Size drop-down boxes ...
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unity panel icons not working

All the custom icon themes I install can change the nautilus icons just fine, but the unity panel always looks like this: Except when I set it to the standard Ubuntu mono, that looks normal. I'm ...
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Wireless icon missing in 12.04

My system is running on 12.04.4, 64 bit and the wireless icon is missing. There are no connectivity issues, but it becomes tedious to choose a different network from the Network menu than the tray.
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How to change icons on GNOME favorites bar?

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I switched to GNOME and managed to change the icons! But when I open a program that has its own (new) icon on the favorites bar (if that's its name) I still see the original ...
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Missing Some Icons Cinnamon installed on Ubuntu 12.04.4

I installed Cinnamon 2.0 and it is quite fast. I had to install the Gnome Icons, which took care of most missing ICONS except for a few like Clementine. This is always a problem with certain ...
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Set the launched application's icons to be top, not side bar

I just recently started using ubuntu for things, other than the terminal. The Side menu is pretty nice, however I am using 3-4 programs (in the definition that they have an icon and appear on the side ...
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How to maintain an icon for a file, when I move that file from a device to another

I wonder if it is possible to maintain an icon associated with a file, when I copy that file from my HDD to an external device (e.g., USB, external HDD, etc.). In particular, when I want to "rank" a ...
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Missing icons from System Settings in 12.04

Every time I go to System Settings it looks like this: Most of the icons are missed and when I search them in Unity2D dashboard they appear but when I click they redirect me to the same page. I ...
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Network icon suddenly disappeared from the notification area on Ubuntu 13.04

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and there is problem with network icon. It suddenly hide from top-right corner of the screen and disconnect with wifi-internet . I also restart the network-manager service by ...
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Installing theme, Problems with icons ubuntu 12.10

I was installing Flattastic theme. Copied the unzip files to /usr/share/themes and selected theme using tweak tool. Ubuntu 12.10 Problem 1: No flattastic related icons are listed in icon-theme. ...
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How can I show user name on gear icon in ubuntu 12.04?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 after once used 13.04 one. However, when I login to ubuntu 12.04 and see the gear icon at the right-top of the screen, there is no username on it. How can I fix/show it? Is ...
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Lubuntu Desktop icons, auto arrange and lock workaround

On lubuntu 12.04 align to grid is working but I can't really lock desktop icon, they move around if any user drag them, there isn't a working option to lock them to a fixed position. Searching the ...
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gear icon missing unity panel in ubuntu 13.04

i lost the gear icon in Unity panel while trying to change icon themes. the icon appears in ubuntu-mono-light and in some added themes. i reinstalled ubuntu desktop and unity but no success. is it an ...
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Chrome icon replaced by New Tab - Google Chrome

I'm new to Ubuntu, just installed it on my ChromeBook a few days ago. So please forgive me. My problem is with Google Chrome. I have it installed and working, but when I open it and start browsing, a ...
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How do I delete an icon from the desktop but keep it on the launcher?

I installed steam and the program created two icons one in the launcher and one on the desktop. When I try to delete the one on the desktop, the other one is also deleted. I only want to keep the ...
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Specific editing unity 7.1.2 launcher, the padding space of the icons

In 13.10 Unity, how can I edit the space between the icon itself and the padding enabled by default? In dconf the icon size is editable. The area from the icon to the 'white' of the editor ...
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Problem with Lubuntu in a moment all desktop icons lost and i cant create new icons on my desktop, why?

Hello all i need your help ! Am using Lubuntu last version (in Greek language), is updated and i had till now no problem. Just now, in a moment with no reason, all the icons of my Desktop ...
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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 in Unity the Windows Theme & Icon Theme reversed back to and always locked to Ubuntu default

I did set up last year Faience-Ocre as my Icon Theme and Adwaita Cupertino L Unity as my Windows Theme (the GTK+ thme was unchanged to Adwaita (default)). It has worked perfectly well until 3 days ago ...
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Unity icon issue and desktop icons not appearing

Screenshot of problems I'm having Recently I have been having problems with my unity launcher and desktop. As you can see in the picture, when I log in, my desktop icons don't show up. My profile ...
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Can't view Ubuntu like it should appear

New to Linux and boy am I seeing that fact. I'm wanting to try to have it set up so I can turn the computer and it starts up immediately with Ubunutu, from a flash drive. I wasn't having any kind of ...
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Notification icon for wireless connection when using /etc/network/interfaces

I have modified /etc/network/interfaces in order to connect to my wireless network automatically on startup. My question: Is there a way, to put a notification icon on the top panel to confirm that ...
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Icons in Desktop

I've read some threads about this subject but I think none addresses my case. I think it happened after trying to run a Phyton script as super user. Now if I put an icon in the desktop I don't see it. ...
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Problem installing some icon themes

Downloaded a few icon themes. Some of the themes instructed me to move the icon folder to the /.icons directory. After that the instructions state to cd to the /.icons/iconthemefolder. I'm issue the ...
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No taskbar and icons 13.04

So I've been playing around the past few days with Ubuntu (still new to it), and then I wanted to upgrade my nvidia drivers to the latest beta version, I messed up horribly ad now the taskbar and the ...
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Can anyone tell me if there is a way to use lubuntu with a linux mint flavour/theme?

I have tried before to use ubuntu with linux mint theme/icons...it worked pretty well. Is there a way to use linux mint themes/icons with lubuntu and enjoy its stability and speed?
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Google Chrome Launcher Not Installed on Unity Bar

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 today. I expected the Google Chrome Browser to be part of the install. When I didn't see the icon I went to the Ubuntu software web page and downloaded and installed the ...
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Sound icon not working

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. last time i installed Pulse-audio-4.0 after which a weird problem started with my sound icon.In sound icon there are two hyphens following the speaker like <|-- i clicked ...
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no upper right icons with Ubuntu 12.10 and lightdm

I have a Ubuntu 12.10 server running in which I have installed lightdm. Now lightdm can boot and I can log in, but when I see the screen, I don't see ANY top right icon. So I cannot logout I cannot do ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 launcher icons missing

I just notice that the icons in the launcher are all missing. The launcher is there, but it is empty. Now I have to use Alt+Tab to switch between opened applications. I don't know what happened. I am ...
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After install ubuntu 12.10 no icons

Im having a problem showing icons on the desktop screen after I installed ubuntu 12.1. I installed the software on a inspiron 5100 laptop. The unit has windows XP with service pack 3 also installed. ...
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Wireless not working/ Wireless enabling dysfunction

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.1, though I am continuously running into the same networking error. Whenever I boot Ubuntu, it takes me to the desktop perfectly, but when the wireless connection says ...
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Nitrux Icon's Battery indicator symbol is incorrect - how do I fix this?

I just have installed Ubuntu 12.10 (fresh new installation) and installed an icon theme pack - Nitrux Icons - and everything is fine, except the battery icon in the system tray. Here's the icon with ...
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How can I see if a contact has video/voice capability in Empathy?

I'm using empathy for the first few weeks now on Ubuntu 12.10. I can't find any symbols indicating a contact has the ability to do a video chat or voice chat... Though I can see a "Mobile" symbol ...
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Not all the icons have changed after installing a new icon theme in Lubuntu

I have installed an icon theme in Lubuntu. Icons have changed but not every icon. Folder icons are the same but there are many more icons for music folder, video folder etc. Opera has new icon, but ...
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Cairo Dock: White outline on selected icons?

I installed Cairo Dock and it's working fine, but I'm seeing a white outline on selected icons. I've searched, but cannot find the file (s) associated with this outline. Any ideas? Thanks!