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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Is there some way to decrease folders/icons size in Nautilus 3.18?

In the newest Nautilus 3.18 the smallest folder/icon size is really too big. Is there some way to hack (or something) this program and set a smaller one?
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Home folder opens again

I have a mounted partition, where my data lie. I click on the folder icon and it opens. I go to the 196 GB Volume (that's the place) and it opens. I open a file with gedit. Now, when I want to go ...
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How to hide desktop icons text?

How can I hide the text shown under the icons on my desktop? Using Ubuntu 15.10. I did find older questions suggesting to use gconf-editor, but I know that gconf is old and now it's been replaced by ...
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Could not enter folder /usr/share/icons/XX Error after folder copy

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10, downloaded icons from https://github.com/0rAX0/uniform-icon-theme. I got error: Could not enter folder /usr/share/icons/uniform-icon-theme-master. ...after copying the ...
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What does this icon mean in Pidgin's buddy list?

What does this icon mean in Pidgin's buddy list? I can't figure it out. No specific tool-tip appears when hovering the mouse pointer over it, only the status of the user, which appears when you ...
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Nautilus icons are missing on KDE

I really like Nautilus file manager, but on KDE the icons are missing. It works good on Unity and Gnome. If I start nautilus from Terminal (writting nautilus) I see the following logs: $ nautilus ...
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Nautilus Thumbnails Size Fix

Nautilus displays thumbnails very small when I have it set to 200% icon zoom in icon mode. I would prefer to have 5 columns of icons like this, but with larger picture and video icons: When I set ...
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Icons and Themes not fully working Ubuntu 15.10

I installed the Flatabulous and Ultra-Flat-Icons themes from PPA's, which were successfully downloaded. However, when I apply them via Ubuntu Tweak, they do not apply. An interesting note is that ...
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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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Wifi icon is not displayed

My networking status is on which is shown in first figure But the Networking icon i.e. the wifi icon is missing. How do I bring it back?
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double brightness indicator ubuntu

I have double brightness indicator in ubuntu system tray. How can I fix it? I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with KDE
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Numix-circle icons not effective in Unity-greeter

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and using the Numix theme with the Numix-circle icons. I like very much the unity-greeter as a login environment, is elegant and I think it goes really well with the Numix theme ...
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Tray icon on gnome top panel

I deleted the tray icon on gnome top panel, Now I want to bring it back, but how to do that, please help.
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Thunderbird : email notification and unity-panel icon

Problems: The main icon in unity-panel doesn't change when I receive an email. There is no pop up. System setting: Thunderbird is open. Sound notification works. Messaging Menu and Unity ...
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Muon Update Manager Icon Shows wrong number of updates

Running 64 bit Kubuntu 15.10 on an HP Envy. When Muon icon indicates updates are available, I click on it and it says something like: X updates are available Y of which are security updates ...
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How to show the task icon hidden by gnome-shell theme?

I'm using a gnome-shell theme called Dark Mode. This theme hides the icon of a task in the panel and it just shows the name of a task. How can I edit the gnome-shell.css to solve it?
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Android Studio sdk directory

I installed android-studio through ./studio.sh command in terminal and manually created desktop-entry with following details in it : [Desktop Entry] Version=1.5.1 Type=Application Name=Android Studio ...
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Use desktop icon for running application

I have used the answers given here How to create a desktop shortcut in Unity? to set a custom application shortcut for spacemacs. While the shortcut works for launching the application, on running, ...
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System settings suddenly locked to defaults

I accidentally pulled the power cable from my laptop, which is without its battery, during a session of Ubuntu 14.04, causing a hard shutdown. I then plugged the cable back, turned the laptop back on, ...
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“Double quotes” not displayed properly

I noticed this strange bug on my Ubuntu. When I open terminal->Edit->profile Preference I get this : The double quotes are not being displayed properly. Please help me solve this.
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KDE Plasma 5.4.2 task switcher displays some icons pixelated

The problem I installed Kubuntu 15.10 with KDE Plasma 5.4.2 on my Dell. However, when I use the task switcher (Alt + Tab), which is configured to list large image models of the running applications, ...
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How to disable auto arrange desktop icons on Xubuntu 14.04.3

After each boot, my Xubuntu rearrange desktop icons. It started happening once I tried to arrange by right clicking and selecting "Arrange Desktop Icons". How can I disable this feature?
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Ubuntu-GNOME - nm-applet icon just disappears when usb-tethering is active

I don't actually use UbuntuGNOME distro, but rather installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop package on the stock unity-based version of trusty. All other things are smooth after transition, except this one ...
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Missing icons in ubuntu GUI

I have been using ubuntu for several months now and I have never come across an issue as such. The following screenshot was captured and has applications without icons. The following is a ...
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How to change drive/partition icons in ubuntu?

I want to change the default .desktop icon. I know how but i dont know where is the original .desktop file located.
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How do I refresh the icon cache?

First of all, I'm not 100% positive that the main question I've written here is actually the problem, but I have a hunch that it is. I've wrote a simple Gtk# application in Mono awhile ago, and gave ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 15.10 permanently from desktop - install icon unresponsive

I'm running Win7 on a Lenovo laptop and "trying out" Ubuntu. I freed up 60gig of drive space and the functions look good on the desktop, but nothing happens when I click the "Install Ubuntu ...
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Changed icon is only static when switching file views

I got a question about changing icons in my home folder. Say I have a new folder called Resources and I want to assign one of the matching folder icons available in /usr/share/icons/Adwaita. I have ...
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Opening a folder creates an icon on the desktop

I use Ubuntu 14.04. and have the problem that if I open a folder, an icon appears on the desktop. After working the whole day, I have hundreds of icons, which is really irritating. I also have two ...
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APC UPS: Missing icon on logon screen and power dialog

I've installed apcupsd on my 64 bit 14.04 system and it works well with my APC system. The UPS information appears in the Power dialog, is available to conky, etc. The only fly in the ointment is ...
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Can we use Windows *.icon (icon) files to Wine apps?

As all we know, Windows software has its own icons, normally as a *.icon file into the app directory. Is there a way to use these Windows *.icon files (graphic images) as the icon image of the Wine ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 How to launch java application to occupy entire screen

I want to launch my java application so it appears on top of the desktop over the top of the icon bar on the left. Question is how?
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Desktop icons outside the monitor on second monitor (smaller one)

I have a 24" and a 27" monitor connected to my notebook and arranged as you can see in the Display Settings window below. So the right (blue) monitor is higher than the left (green) one. My problem ...
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Desktop icons not appearing

I am fairly new to Ubuntu ( I have been using it for about a week and a half). I am using 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I immediately installed a bunch of apps. Everything was working well. I tried out a couple ...
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Desktop icon to application switcher

I would like to add an icon link in the Unity Launcher which opens the application switcher (the one that the keyboard shortcut alt+tab opens). How can I do this? Edit: I installed xdotools and have ...
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Themes and Icons changed: can't change back

Today, all of a sudden, my theme and my icons reset to the default style. The funny thing is, this didn’t happen everywhere. The icons in System Settings are as they were before; the Unity Launchbar ...
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Ubuntu Software center messed icons

I recently made a movement from Ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS to Ubuntu 15.04 and on Ubuntu 15.04 all icons or most of them are messed up, There size is also bigger.On 14.04 there was no such problem. I also ...
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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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Change system icons on Ubuntu 15.10 [closed]

I want to fix system icons theme of my Ubuntu. I have started with Kubuntu, and I recently installed Unity meta-package to use Unity (But I want to keep KDE). I've noticed that system icons (e.g. ...
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Missing sound volume icon on screen top (14.04)

I have recently installed a fresh ubuntu 14.04. But the volume icon is missing. I can hear all kinds of sounds (rythmbox, youtube videos,...) ... I have already tried to install the package ...
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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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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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Icon path in .desktop file

On my desktop I have a .desktop file. If I type: Icon=/home/ianbell/Pictures/myLogo.png the icon of the .desktop file changes (the expected result). But, if I type: Icon=~/Pictures/myLogo.png ...
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Cursor theme changes to default after re-login

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, I changed my cursor theme to dmz-black then restarted. It worked, but when I just logout and login cursor theme has changed to default (dmz-white) yet dmz-black theme is ...
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Huge KDE System Tray icons in Kubuntu 14.04

My KDE system tray icons are huge in Kubuntu 14.04: Notice that the Skype and wicd icons are sized properly, these are not KDE apps. However the KDE apps' icons (Klipper and Volume Control) are ...
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MIME Type now showing up all files

I downloaded some icons from a the Ubuntu theme website. I set them up but the MIME Types are not showing up. If i click on the file properties, i can see the MIME Type in the description. However, ...
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Cinnamon Settings appears as Bluetooth in Docky

Recently, I switched over to Cinnamon and Docky as my main WM and it's so far been great. However, I've noticed that the Control Panel/Settings app has the Bluetooth icon (and the Bluetooth name) in ...
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tasks open multiple icons in taskbar

I'm using the latest lubuntu desktop environment. DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=wily DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 15.10" NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="15.10 (Wily Werewolf)" ...
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Set icon for applications run from Terminal - Ubuntu Gnome

I using Ubuntu Gnome 15 with Numix-circle icons, it's so great ! But I have an issue that some applications start from terminal commnand doesn't show correct Numix-circle icon in Dashbar (show below ...