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 does Firefox Home icon not go to my Home page in 14.04?

With 14.04, in Firefox after pressing the Home icon I get the Ubuntu page in the current tab and my home page in a new tab. With 13.10, pressing the Home icon took me directly to my home page. Is this ...
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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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Unable to show correctly symbolic icons with appindicator

I'm creating an app under Ubuntu 12.04 and using libappindicator and Vala. I want to use a symbolic icon, to ensure that the colors are adapted to the background in the status bar. Unfortunately, I'm ...
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Komodo Edit does not show correct file association icons

the main problem which I'm tring to resolve is that my Komodo Edit text editor all of a sudden began to show Mathematica icon for every file (yesterday I just had installed Mathematica 10). This is ...
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Inconsistent icons in Ubuntu Unity

   I've downloaded IntelliJ Idea, then just unziped it and run it by execute idea.sh in terminal and made a new project. I wanted to see what would happen if I simply right click on ...
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Title bar icons

I have a problem with the Panel, the icons are not displaying correctly. You can see an example on the picture here (the top and bottom parts of the icon are cropped off):
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Launcher combines Eclipse icons

I'm working simultaneously with Java Eclipse IDE and the Android ADT (Also with eclipse IDE). Even though I create two different .desktop files with different icons, after launching Ubuntu still ...
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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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Repository/Update Problems - Please Help [on hold]

I should start by saying that I am running Elementary OS Luna, which is a branch of the Ubuntu family. You can refer to the screenshot for further reference. Rather recently, a little pop up began ...
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Making .desktop files - Just a few questions

I would like to ask some questions about .desktop files, and figure something out that I think would be rather nifty. I will start by saying I am running [elementary OS Luna] with kernel ...
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Viber icon missing on panel

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I've installed Viber and I'm struggling for days with this problem. My Viber icon is located at the top left corner, few milimeters to the right from the dash icon. I have ...
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Viber notification is not in the right position

This question is basically the same question as Annoying Viber notification, but the guy there didn't get any answer. So I am also posting it as I couldn't find any answer anywhere. As you can ...
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custom icon in “Places” menu

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, but I know the basics. I read the "How do I change the folder icons in the “Places” menu?" but it didn't help, did the option #2 since I want to specify it for a single ...
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Compiled programs don't have icons in launcher

Every time i compile a program (The Powder Toy) using SCons (not sure if it's related to that), no icon is displayed in the launcher when executing the compiled file.
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Application icon disappears from Ubuntu launcher

I checked the forum topics and tried various suggested solutions but none worked to resolve this issue. OS: Ubuntu 12.04: Accounts: Administrator (Administrator), Resource (Standard) Wine: 1.4 ...
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Opera Developer gets wrong (red) icon when launched from terminal

I have Opera Developer installed in Ubuntu 14.04 When I start Opera-developer from the dash it starts and has a blue icon in the Application but when start Opera from the terminal (for example with ...
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How to set icons of my favorite apps to the desktop? [duplicate]

My favorite app icons should be displayed on my desktop. How can I do this? Thanks.
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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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Deleted /default/index.theme

Could anyone who is using the standard Ambiance or Radiance themes and icons, please post me a copy of this file /usr/share/icon/default/index.theme , I overwrote it by accident and do not have a ...
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Removing desktop icons

In Ubuntu 14.04 Unity places Computer, Home and Trash icons on the desktop. I've tried using Unity-Tweak to remove them but they're still there. How can I remove them?
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How to prevent Java applications from creating tray icon?

With Ubuntu 13.04 the possibility to whitelist (and consequentely blacklist) certain applications from creating a tray icon is gone. Since then the tray icons of Java applications and Wine icons are ...
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Cannot set icon [closed]

When I put file icon.png in to the usr/share/icons folder (doing that as root), I can't set that icon on my application latter on. When I try, I navigate to the icons folder, but that icon doesn't ...
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Computer, Home and Trash Icon appears

After I restarted my computer with ubuntu 14.04 on it a Computer, a Home, and a Trash-Icon appeard on my Desktop. How do I remove them? I already tried it with gconf, but that didn't work. Thanks
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Buttons and icons disappear when not mousing over them while using GNOME 3

I'm interested in trying out various desktop environments, so i went into the Ubuntu Software center and installed the full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components. I then log-out and log-in ...
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I just down loaded Opera browser why is it no longer pinned to my menu the next day?

I just down loaded Opera browser yesterday. It worked all day but then today there is no longer a icon pinned to the menu? Where did it go? How can I get it back?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Google Chrome Broken

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and Chrome seems to have broken with no way out. I was fiddling with the command line flags, and I activated something that I did not want. I disabled it and restarted the ...
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Application Indicator icon not changing until clicked

I have an application indicator which shows the moon phase/orientation as its icon (along with a text label). When the indicator does an update (several times per hour), the icon is recreated (as an ...
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How can I convert a coloured icon to a monochrome one?

I recently compiled goldendict from source. To my dismay I discovered that there were no monochrome appindicator icons included. At the moment I am stuck with this: I tried converting the icons to ...
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How can I change Dropbox's indicator applet icon?

After installing Dropbox I was happy to see that although the installer said it would be version 0.6.7, it actually installed Dropbox 1.1.0. This version includes the new application indicator. ...
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How to remove the Ubuntu One icon from the top bar

Ever since I created a Ubuntu One account, the top bar has had the little Ubuntu One cloud icon in it. I prefer not to have very many icons in the top bar, and since Ubuntu One is easy to access, I ...
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Some icons from XFCE4 panel missing

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 (xfce4-panel 4.10.0). The icons for Skype and Synapse are missing in the panel. Only a missing icon icon is shown. The icons show correctly in the apps menu. I've tried ...
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How to increase icon size of xfce4-panel window buttons (panel-tasklist-menu)

After searching for a solution for a few days, I believe that this could be a bug. After increasing the height of the xfce-panel I noticed, that the icons of the window buttons remained small. Because ...
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Dropbox icon disappears on restart

The dropbox icon is not displaying on the indicator panel in the top right hand corner. I tried to implement this solution and it works temporarily after I start and stop dropbox as suggested. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dropbox icon missing in tray (no working solution)

I have the dropbox missing icon display problem. I try solutions like "sudo apt-get install libappindicator1", removing all the package and dropbox directories, reinstalling and no icon shows up. ...
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Issue with Sublime Text Unity icon

I just installed Sublime Text 3 via the terminal from the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer ...
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Desktop Icons - creation [duplicate]

How can I create Icons on the Desktop. Using Ubuntu 14.04(Unity). I think terminal will help, the problem is that I am new to Ubuntu. Linking can not work I Tried it. Thanks in advance
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Are USC applications allowed to install .desktop files?

Ubuntu's official site for developers says: Technical requirements: In order for your application to be distributed in the Software Centre it must: Be in one, self-contained directory when ...
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Where can I find alternative folder icons?

I want to find alternative icons for nautilus folder. I don't want to find application or something else icons But Icons for Folders only (In other words Alternative Nautilus folder/directory icons.) ...
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Gnome3.10 on ubuntu 13.10 top bar icons missing along with icons in the activies bar

After today's (3.06) last updates I get this bug, shown on the pictures. I don't know if someone else is experiencing this, faced it before. Also when I press the super button and want to open a ...
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Akgregator probelms: try icon and favicons

I use Akgregator in Unity and I have two problems: I don't see the try icon (with the number of new messages): I don't see the favicons of the feeds, but only the default icon: How to solve ...
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Where to find command in ubuntu 14.04 to mount the ntfs partition when clicked on the icon?

My question seems to be related to auto mount partition when login, but it is more of learning about the inner command used by ubuntu OS for mounting the drive when the icon is clicked. So, my ...
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Too expanded launcher icons on bottom panel in Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome Flashback (Metacity)

When I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 (through 12.10, 13.04, 13.10) my launcher (shortcut) icons on the bottom panel expanded (previously they occupied one fourth of panel, not one third). I ...
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14.04: Icons missing in system settings

This problem has appeared here before, but in my case it has a special twist: I am running Ubuntu 14.04, fresh install, no upgrade. the icon for the System settings shown in the launcher (the wheel ...
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How to identify broken symlinks?

I have more than 1000 icons in a single directory and also there are hundreds of shortcuts (symbolic links?) inside that directory with different names, some of symbolic links are broken, i need to ...
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Some icons are broken in the application menu [migrated]

I am using Xfce-4.10 on Debian 7. But I found some icons are missing (and only "x"'s appear) in the application menu. Take ipython3 as an example. Here's the ipython3.desktop: # If you want ipython3 ...
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Dragging desktop icons in Xubuntu

Just installed Xubuntu 14.04 in place of Vista on an old laptop. I'm loving the user interface (I can't quite get used to Unity, and KDE is a bit too "clunky". I have put some program icons on my ...
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Unity icons disappared

Hi guys I have newly setup and installed all the updates for Ubuntu but a few of the icons on the Unity bar are not showing up and I'm getting gray boxes instead for system settings, terminal and ...
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Why I can't see my desktop icons in ubuntu 13.04?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 in my laptop Aspire-M3-5871TG, and I can't see anything (neither icons, ...). Only is visible the desktop background but I can open and work with the terminal. Maybe the ...
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My Faenza icon theme contains an icon for spotify, but I can't seem to change the icon

So, I installed spotify (on 14.04) using this method. It created a spotify folder in /opt/. My faenza icon theme seems to work for almost all supported apps except for spotify. I tried changing the ...
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Is there an icon pack for nautilus right click menu?

I saw in default gnome theme icons when I clicked right the mouse. The icons are very useful for orientation in the menu. See the picture below. How can I add some icons to standard ubuntu theme? If ...