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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How can I give a script its own icon in the Unity launcher?

With Ubuntu 16.04, if you create a launcher (desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications) with a custom icon for a terminal application (so with Terminal=true) then when you start it, it will spawn a ...
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Resize Desktop icons and widgets in kubuntu 16.04 LTS

on my new laptop I installed the latest LTS of kubuntu (16.04). After adding some widgets and program shortcuts to the desktop I found that I am not able to rizise the widgets and icons (which are ...
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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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Opening Simple screen recorder fills up the panel with multiple icons

I have installed the lubuntu desktop today from the software center. I was using Unity and it was so slow for some reason. When I open simple screen recorder, the panel got filled with multiple icons ...
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Why is there an “A” in the software centre icon?

The stock Software Centre icon certainly contains an "A", but why exactly? "Ubuntu" does not contain an A, and I can not imagine it is for "cAnonicAl" or "softwAre". It makes sense for companies ...
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Display settings too large for monitor in 16. opened display, enlarged launch icons. now too big to see the full screen and I cannot adjust them back

Display settings make the display too large for the monitor. Cannot move down or to the right to get to the slider to change the size.
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Where can I get themes and eye-candy for my desktop?

Apart from those themes in the repository and Gnome-look.org, are there other places to get themes for my Ubuntu Desktop? Also, are there any 3rd party repositories of themes and other eye-candy?
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Some tray icons disappear after shutdown overlay

I just installed and updated Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on my desktop PC. If I click on the power button (top right icon on the desktop), then I click the larger power icon, then I cancel the operation, ...
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How to add Chrome Apps to the Ubuntu Launcher with icons

In previous versions of Ubuntu / Chromium, I was able to use the 'create shortcuts' feature for Chrome Apps. It would create an icon in the Ubuntu launcher, giving a native experience. Currently ...
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Does XFCE allow for transitions for panels and/or icons?

I want to know if XFCE can be configured to allow zooming/scaling of icons when the user hovers over them, similar to the effect shown on a Mac dock. Also, I wonder if my left panel (of course it ...
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Grub2 Theme: Assigning Icons to Programs

I am using *buntu 16.04 with Grub 2.02. I have installed a Grub theme to 'beautify' the multi-boot process. I have also installed GRUB Invaders, a silly but kinda cool game one can play prior to ...
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How can I preserve the desktop's icon positions after reboot, on a dual monitor setup (Unity)?

I have a dual monitor setup running Unity on Ubuntu 14.04 Whenever I boot the machine, the system appears to forget the positions of my desktop icons on the right-side display (Connected via VGA). ...
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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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overlayfs not saving icon position

I am using overlayfs to create some kind of sandboxed home directory for a pc at work, but for some reason it always scrambles the icon position on the desktop (using Cinnamon). In the overlayfs ...
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Cairo dock, white border lines on all icons

I have ubuntu 13.10 (I think, the latest one) and even though 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 do I change to a theme not listed in the Appearance screen?

I've downloaded some nice themes, icon packages, and pointers from sites like gnome-look. Now, what do I do to use this theme? Do I have to save it in /usr/share/themes?
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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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Ubuntu Touch -Text message Unity icon not showing notifications

I have noticed that when I receive a text message (SMS) on my Ubuntu phone, i do not receive plus 1 notification in the text message icon on the unity bar. Without this notification, I am finding that ...
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Problem with icons and theme in ubuntu 16.04

When upgrading to Uuntu 16.04 I lost the icons. "and me were the default and the topic got looks good but with the top menu by default, just start your computer looks with some graphics problems even ...
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Cannot resize Chome app icon on Unity desktop

When I add a Chrome app to the Unity desktop, the Icon is huge and I cannot resize it: i.e. when I right-click on the Icon and select Resize Icon..., I see the resize-handles, but dragging will not ...
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Centering the application launchers on the panel in 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 with the default Unity desktop environment on a Lenovo Yoga 3 pro. I have moved my launcher panel to the bottom of my screen, from the left, and have it so that it auto hides. ...
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Chrome Apps have no Icon and are not in Dash available anymore since 16.04

There are some applications that are not available for Linux, e.g. Trello or Sunrise Calendar. As long as there is a Chrome App available as an alternative, it doesn't matter much. However, since I ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 - Move icons around the indicator

I installed Xubntu 16.04 on my laptop and started customizing it to make it blend into environment. Anyways I ran into one issue. How do I move the app indicator icons. I tried the ordering-...
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How can I fix duplicate icons for Telegram?

Using XFCE or MATE desktop I get two icons for Telegram in the Applications > Internet menu: clicking either of these icons launches the application (and if I click either one while telegram is ...
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What package(s) to install for missing button icons in KDE applications on Unity?

I run some KDE applications on Ubuntu 16.04 Unity, such as KDE Connect. I seem to be missing some packages that provide button icons: Does anyone know which packages to install to have these ...
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Always end up in the Trash!

Just downloaded and started using Ubuntu. About every ten clicks or so, the Trash opens up and I have to close it before I can continue. Any ideas as to why this is happening? Bry
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Viber indicator not working

So I installed Viber on my Ubuntu 14.04 and had the realisation that the notification icon was at the wrong place (top left instead of with the other icons on the tray). I followed the instructions ...
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WIFI status icon can't sync with my WIFI status in the upper status bar!

When I use wireless network,the network status icon show up wireless connection icon.WIFI connection status icon But when I use command ifconfig wlan2 down to disconnect wifi,the network status icon ...
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Battery icon is disappearing and appearing on and on

Battery icon over bar is disappearing and coming back in 2 seconds repeatedly. Tried sudo apt-get purge indicator-power sudo apt-get install indicator-power Yet, it did not work out. Any ...
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Desktop icons keep rearranging whenever I refresh the desktop or boot the system

Desktop icons keep rearranging whenever I refresh the desktop or boot the system. When I arrange the icons by moving them with the mouse and refresh it, it'd be undone and rearranged by name. What's ...
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How do I get my desktop Icons back on my primary display?

So, I have read several questions - with and without answers - and though this is similar to others, I have found nothing particular to the issues I am experiencing. It is a three-part problem and I ...
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How to stop my machine from alternating themes

I was trying to read info from a DVD, but it got very, very laggy. So me, being the experienced Ubuntian that I am, decided to turn it off and on again. When I reopened my computer, it gave me an ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 pixelated icons in task manager

In my install of kubuntu 16.04 running plasma 5.6.4 via the backparts ppa, the icons rendered on the task manager are extremely low quality for some applications. It seems for pre-installed kde ...
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Can I apply MacBuntu themes and icons on Xubuntu 16.04?

MacBuntu 16.04 is supposed to be compatible with XFCE. Fonts and cursors work, but when I apply the themes and icons on Xubuntu 16.04, nothing happens. How can I apply these icons and themes (or ...
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Problems on adding Actions in .desktop file

I am working on Blender recently, but the problem turns up when I set up the desktop icon file. Sometimes I need Blender to open with a terminal, but most time is "no it is not useful". Although I can ...
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Network icon not shown

After an update in Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS trusty the network icon is missing. The network is working ok just only the icon is not shown in the top bar. This is the second time it happens after an update ...
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How to Have Vectorized Small Unity Icons in Ubuntu 14.04 by Defaults?

I know that there are many icon theme packages, but really, I think Ubuntu should be able to provide vectorized icons with any settings found in the system. So please no third party packages for the ...
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Problem with Google Chrome dock icon on 16.04

My problem is that when I minimize a chrome window and I want to maximize it again by clicking the chrome icon in the dock for about a second everything looks like it's crashing (system interface ...
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Change font glyph is taken from

I've trying to use some Font Awesome glyphs as icons for workspaces in i3wm, but I can't get them to display correctly. After reading the answers on this post, I saw that the glyph I want was being ...
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Trash bin icon won't clear

The trash bin icon won't clear even though it's empty. I think it has something to do with deleting items from externals as suggested elsewhere, but after trying the suggested operations in different ...
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Ubuntu Tweak tool does not change the icons theme

Ubuntu 16.04: Ubuntu Tweak Tool is not changing the launcher icon theme. The icons that he change are just the notification area, but the icons in the launcher and especially the system does not ...
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The Eclipse executable launcher was unable to locate its companion shared library

Upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS but my Eclipse is not getting launched from the launcher on the side vertical bar. Giving me this error: The Eclipse executable launcher was unable to locate its ...
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Mobile net ubuntu 16.04 wifi icon

In Ubuntu 16.04 when I'm connected to mobile broadband connection, the icon still signs that I'm not connected. It's a little bit annoying and it's a minor problem, but it would be great if it signs ...
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Hiding plus and dropdown icon Ubuntu 16.04 terminal

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 and liked it so far. The only thing that is bugging me is the plus and dropdown icon that appear in the terminal when you open multiple tabs, see screenshot below. ...
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Xubuntu Dropbox Icon Fail

Affects: 14.10 / 15.04 / 15.10 / 16.04 I started my dropbox deamon today, with the following result in the panel: The icon with the warning/failed symbol should be my dropbox icon. I cannot right-...
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Problem with cinnamon desktop icons

I install cinnamon desktop environment in Ubuntu. Now i face a problem that some icons and file icons freezes as they are image files in the desktop. I am unable to move them or remove these icons ...
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Missing icon on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a relatively clean install of 16.04 running, nothing fiddled about with too much. I use pCloud for my online storage which comes with a really good app to do syncs and what-not. I turned it on ...
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How can I change the icon of an app launched from keyboard shortcut (or terminal)?

I succeeded in changing the poor default icon of NetBeans (32x32), which appears in window switcher (Alt+Tab), to HD one (128x128) when started from Launcher by clicking it, but still unable to make ...